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Rolling list of Nixon’s legislative actions

  

The Missouri Times is keeping a rolling document of updates as Gov. Jay Nixon takes action on the bills the House and Senate truly agreed and finally passed during session. We will also provide you with the final votes that the vetoed bills had in the two chambers.

For a veto-proof majority the House needs 109 votes and the Senate needs 23 votes.

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July 12, 2013

Vetoed

  • House Bill 650 — Changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources, along with language that would cap punitive damages for Doe Run Company — a lead-producing corporation in Missouri. (sponsored by Rep. Robert Ross) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 91-66 (with six absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 22-10 (with two absent)
    — MOTimes stories: Task force hears about lead importance, history as Nixon’s decision on HB 650 loomsDNR omnibus bill goes to governor with controversial Doe Run language, MATA, Doe Run clash over punitive damages  
  • House Bill 1035 — Changes the laws regarding amended property tax rate filings with the Office of the State Auditor and repeals the expiration date of the provision requiring certain counties and the City of St. Louis to deduct a percentage of property taxes collections for assessment costs. (sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelley) [veto message]
    — Final House vote: 144-0 (with 19 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 31-1 (with two absent)
  • House Bill 110 — Changes the laws regarding elections, including writs of election, vacancies in statewide offices, elimination of certain primary elections in third class cities, the date of the presidential primary, and the automatic recount of votes. (sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 100-54 (with nine absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 24-8 (with two absent)

Made law without a signature

  •  House Bill 34 — Changes the calculation for prevailing wages in 94 counties in Missouri. (sponsored by Rep.)
  • House Bill 400 — Establishes two new requirements regarding abortifacients. (sponsored by Rep. )
  • House Bill 446 — Prohibits any local law or ordinance regulating the enforcement and servicing of real estate loans. (sponsored by Rep.)
  • Senate Bill 236 — Relates to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s motor vehicle, aircraft and watercraft revolving fund. (sponsored by Sen. )

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 254 — Currently, for an open-end credit contract that provides for open-end credit loans of 31 days or longer, the lender may charge a credit advance fee of the lesser of $25 or 5% of the credit advanced from the line of credit. This act raises the fee to $75 and 10% respectively. (sponsored by Sen. David Pearce)
  •  Senate Bill 125 — Eliminate the current requirement that the State Board of Education wait two years before intervening in a school district. (sponsored by Sen. Jamilah Nasheed)
  • Senate Bill 258 — Changes the makeup of the Kansas City School Board from nine members to seven members to align with other local school boards across the state. (sponsored by Sen. Paul LeVota)
  • House Bill 116 — Clarifies and strengthens the authority of the state auditor. (sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger)
  • House Bill 128 — Authorizes county collectors to send property tax statements electronically, and gives Missouri companies an additional option for calculating taxable income. (sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Sommer)
  •  Senate Bill 262 — An omnibus insurance bill that contains a number of provisions relating to health care. (sponsored by Sen. Kiki Curls)

July 11, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 43 — Would have officially designated a portion of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County as “Graham’s Picnic Rock Highway.”  The referenced rock, visible in the median of the interstate, is also known as “Slave Rock” because of the widely held belief that slave auctions occurred at the site. (sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 146-6 (with 11 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 29-4 (with one absent)

Signed into law

  • House Bill 184 — Changes the laws regarding the sales tax on motor vehicles, the transient guest tax in Pettis County, and enhanced enterprise zones and establishes the Missouri Works Program (sponsored by Rep. Stanley Cox)
  • House Bill 196 — Changes the laws regarding unemployment benefits, requires the Department of Economic Development to establish the Missouri Works Training Program, and establishes the Missouri Works Job Training Joint Legislative Oversight Committee (sponsored by Rep. Jeanie Lauer)
  • Senate Bill 381 — Officially defines in state statute an Innovation Campus as an educational partnership comprised of one or more Missouri public community colleges or Linn State Technical College; one or more Missouri public or private four-year institutions of higher education; one or more Missouri high schools or K-12 education districts; and at least one Missouri-based business. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)
  • Senate Bill 17 — An omnibus education bill, which modifies several areas of law relating to education, including generating savings for the Public School Retirement System of Missouri by allowing teachers and school employees to retire with less than 30 years of service. (sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger)
  • House Bill 152 — Allows school districts to commission school officers to enforce laws at school activities if the school district has a memorandum of understanding with each municipal law enforcement agency and county sheriff’s office with jurisdiction over the school’s premises. (sponsored by Rep. Sheila Solon)
  • House Bill 673 — Changes the name of Linn State Technical College to the State Technical College of Missouri. (sponsored by Rep. Dave Schatz)

July 10, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 240 — Requires the Public Service Commission to specify in its decisions the annual amount of net write-off incurred by a gas corporation. Such amount shall be determined as of the date revenues, rate base, and expenses were last updated in the general rate case proceeding. After such a decision, the gas corporation shall be allowed to recover from customers 90% of the increase in net write-offs. For decreases in net write-offs, the gas corporation must return to customers 90% of the decrease. Such recoveries or returns shall occur over a period not to exceed five years. (sponsored by Sen. Brad Lager) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 110-45 (with eight absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 26-6 (with two absent)
    — MOTimes story: Gas ISRS could face tougher time in the House than Senate

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 1 — Modifies the law relating to the Second Injury Fund and occupational disease within the workers’ compensation system, stipulates that “employee” shall not include any person performing services for board, lodging, aid, or sustenance received from any religious, charitable or relief organization, states that occupational diseases are exclusively covered under workers’ compensation and establishes psychological stress of paid peace officers of a police department as an occupational disease for the purposes of workers’ compensation. (sponsored by Sen. Scott Rupp)
    — MOTimes story: In-depth: Rupp discusses compromise and tough decisions that went into SB1
  • House Bill 103 An omnibus transportation bill that, among its many other provisions, modifies the requirements for commercial drivers licensees related to texting and cell phone use and increases fines for moving violations in active emergency zones. (sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelley)
  • House Bill 303 — designates nine memorial highways and bridges including the Missouri portion of the new Mississippi Bridge in St. Louis as the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.”  Federal legislation that would designate the entire bridge the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” is awaiting the President’s signature. (sponsored by Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst)
  • Senate Bill 116 — Incorporates the “Uniformed Military and Overseas Voters Act” to require the Secretary of State to develop an electronic system to facilitate registration and voting by military and overseas voters, and extends the time in which ballots from such voters can be counted. The bill received strong support from Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, himself a military veteran who served overseas. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)
  • Senate Bill 106 — Requires professional licensing boards or commissions to accept military education, training and service as credit toward licensure requirements; requires health-related professional licensing boards to establish procedures to ensure that active duty members of the armed forces are able to remain in good standing with their professional licensing bodies; and requires public higher education institutions to give credit for courses that are part of a student’s military service. (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown)
  • Senate Bill 117 — Allows veterans who are leaving the military to qualify for lower tuition rates at Missouri public universities and colleges by providing them with resident student status. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)
  • House Bill 702 — Will help the Missouri State Treasurer in identifying the owners of military medals that are unclaimed property. The law permits the Treasurer to make available to the public and veteran service organizations information, such as photos, in order to increase the likelihood the medals will be returned to those who earned them, or their families. This bill had the strong support of State Treasurer Zweifel. (sponsored by Rep. Vicki Englund)
    – MOTimes story: House unanimously passes Englund’s bill to return military medals to veterans 
  • House Bill 159 — Waives the requirement to prove in-district-school residency for a student who is a dependent of a military member who is deployed out of state or deployed in Missouri under Title 10 or Title 32, or who – as a result of deployment – relocates to another school district to live with other family members. (sponsored by Rep. Casey Guernsey)
  • Senate Bill 186 — Contains the language on returning medals and also allows funeral homes to release the cremated remains of a veteran when there is no identified next-of-kin, and the notice provision is met. (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown)
  • Senate Bill 118 — Includes a provision also included in the previously signed House Bill 374 to allow for the establishment of additional veterans’ treatment courts in Missouri. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)

July 9, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 322 — Allows motor vehicle operators to show proof of automobile insurance using a mobile electronic device. (sponsored by Rep. Don Gosen)
  • Senate Bill 230 — Establishes’s Chloe’s Law which requires newborn screenings for critical congenital heart disease (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown)
  • House Bill 505 — Changes the laws regarding child abuse and neglect (sponsored by Rep. Marsha Haefner)
  • Senate Bill 256 — Modifies provisions relating to child abuse and neglect including the Safe Place for Newborns Act (sponsored by Sen. Ryan Silvey)

July 8, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 251 — Increases penalties for public assistance fraud and prohibits the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds at liquor stores, casinos and adult entertainment establishments. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)
  • House Bill 986  Authorizes the Missouri Senior Services Protection fund to support low-income and disabled seniors, while preserving funding for First Steps. (sponsored by Rep. Jay Barnes)
  • Senate Bill 89 — Allows a nursing home district to establish and maintain senior housing in a third or fourth classification county and changes the vote total required for passing a nursing home district local bond issue from a two-thirds majority to a constitutionally required percentage of the votes cast. (sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger)
  • Senate Bill 127 — Adds advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to the list of professionals eligible for Medicaid reimbursement for prescribing medication and extends health care coverage to children in foster care up to age 26.  This legislation also authorizes a statewide dental delivery system to ensure recipient participation and access to providers of dental services under Medicaid. (sponsored by Sen. David Sater)
  • Senate Bill 161 — Requires an analysis of cost parity between orally administered cancer medications and their intravenous equivalent and health coverage for eating disorders. (sponsored by Sen. David Pearce)
  • Senate Bill 330 — Provides flexibility in collaborative practice arrangements by allowing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to continue providing care for up to 28 days at independent rural health clinics, provider-based rural health clinics, and rural health clinics when the collaborating physician is more than 50 miles away. (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson)

July 5, 2013

Vetoed

  • House Bill 436 — “[Seeks] to nullify federal laws and infringe upon Missourians’ freedom of speech. Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution,” according to Nixon’s statement. “Establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution,” according to the bill summary.  (sponsored by Rep. Doug Funderburk) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 116-38 (with nine absent)
    — FInal Senate vote: 26-6 (with two absent)

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 23 — Modifies a number of laws relating to taxation, including extending the definition of “nexus” to level the playing field between Missouri businesses and out-of-state retailers. (sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson)
  • Senate Bill 99 — Contains several provisions related to elections, including updating and repealing a number of obsolete election statutes. (sponsored by Sen. Joseph Keaveny)
  • House Bill 331 and House Bill 345  Relate to telecommunications, will provide the opportunity for expanded access and improved broadband and wireless service through more rapid deployment of broadband and wireless network infrastructure. (HB 331 sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller, HB 345 sponsored by Rep. Mike Cierpiot)
  • House Bill 533 — Allows a state employee to keep a firearm in his or her vehicle while on property owned or leased by the state, allows a fire chief to carry a concealed firearm, and expresses the General Assembly’s support of responsible gun ownership. (sponsored by Rep. Jeanie Riddle)

July 3, 2013

Signed into law

  •  House Bill 142 — Among its many provisions related to utilities, encourages energy efficiency and domestic production of cleaner energy by exempting solar panels from certain property taxes. (sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger)
  • House Bill 148 — Prevents a military parent’s deployment or potential future deployment from being the sole factor to support a permanent modification of an existing child custody or visitation order. (sponsored by Rep. Charlie Davis)
  • House Bill 374 — Modifies several areas of law regarding the justice system, including establishing a system for reorganization of the state’s judicial circuits. (sponsored by Rep. Stanley Cox)
  • House Bill 432 — Provides explicit statutory authority for the Public Service Commission (PSC) to intervene in federal administrative, regulatory, and judicial hearings on behalf of the state before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). (sponsored by Rep. Doug Funderburk)
  • House Bill 675 — Requires the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop guidelines for training school employees in the care needed for students with diabetes. (sponsored by Rep. Jeff Grisamore)
  • Senate Bill 327 — Authorizes county commissions to cover the costs of providing electronic monitoring to certain criminal defendants. (sponsored by Sen. Bob Dixon)

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 129 — Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization. (sponsored by Sen. David Sater) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 115-41 (with seven absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 28-6
  • House Bill 339 — Requires uninsured motorists to forfeit recovery of noneconomic damages under certain circumstances. (sponsored by Rep. Paul Wieland) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 104-55 (with four absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 32-1 (with one absent)
  • Senate Bill 77 — Allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements. (sponsored by Sen. John Lamping) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 143-4 (with 15 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 33-0 (with one absent)
  • Senate Bill 110 — Establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 154-0 (with nine absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 33-0 (with one absent)
  • Senate Bill 73 — Modifies provisions relating to the judicial process, including provisions relating to motorcycle brake lights. (sponsored by Sen. Kurt Schaefer) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 132-18 (with one present and 12 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 28-3 (with three absent)
  • House Bill 301 — Changes the laws regarding certain sexual offenses and sexually violent offenders and establishes a prisoner re-entry program for certain offenders (sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 150-0 (with 13 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 28-4 (with two absent)

July 2, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 235 — Requires candidates for county treasurer, county collector and county collector-treasurer to provide the election authority with a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating that the candidate meets the minimum bonding requirements for the office. (sponsored by Rep. Sandy Crawford)
  • House Bill 233 — Contains administrative language clarifying the law regarding Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) and the MoDOT and Patrol Employees’ Retirement System (MPERS). (sponsored by Rep. Mike Leara)
  • House Bill 351 — Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to review and revise its regulations governing hospital licensure to promote efficiency. (sponsored by Rep. Keith Frederick)
  • House Bill 215 — Modifies several areas of law regarding the criminal justice system, including strengthening laws related to domestic violence and sexually violent offenses. (sponsored by Rep. Stanley Cox)
  • Senate Bill 100 — Modifies several areas of law relating to judicial procedures, including streamlining the adoption process. (sponsored by Sen. Joseph Keaveny)
  • House Bill 542 — (Agriculture omnibus bill) Helps Missouri farmers secure loans for livestock and feed by increasing the maximum loan amount a farmer may borrow from $40,000 to $100,000 from a lender and receive a 50 percent guarantee from the Missouri Department of Agriculture through the Livestock Feed and Crop Input Loan Guarantee program. It also includes a provision to help develop Urban Agricultural Zones. (sponsored by Rep. Warren Love)

Vetoed

  • House Bill 329 — Changes the laws regarding financial institutions. (sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 141-17 (with five absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 34-0
  • House Bill 170 — Specifies that a federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable (sponsored by Rep. Casey Guernsey) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 117-43 (with three absent)
    — Final Senate vote: Unlisted in the bill’s actions
  • Senate Bill 28 — Redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 98-57 (with eight absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 32-2
  • House Bill 611 — Changes the laws regarding employment (sponsored by Rep. Bill Lant) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 140-18 (with five absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 21-7 (with six absent)
  • Senate Bill 9 — Modifies provisions related to agriculture (sponsored by Sen. David Pearce) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 133-21 (with nine absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 33-0 (with one absent)
  • Senate Bill 342 — Modifies provisions related to agriculture (sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 138-4 (with 1 present and 20 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 32-0 (with two absent)
  • Senate Bill 34 — Requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a workers’ compensation claims database and modifies provisions relating to experience ratings for workers’ compensation insurance. (sponsored by Sen. Mike Cunningham) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 91-67 (with five absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 32-0 (with two absent)

July 1, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 69 — Authorizes Department of Social Services hearing officers to correct or vacate administrative child support decisions and orders. (sponsored by Sen. Joseph Keaveny)
  • Senate Bill 188 — Allows local law enforcement in the county where a Sexually Violent Predator facility is located, upon their request, to be granted access by Department of Corrections to GPS monitoring of any Sexually Violent Predator granted conditional release into the county where the facility is located. (sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine)
  • Senate Bill 248 and House Bill 175 — Amend the procedures for establishing neighborhood improvement districts and for the collecting of the districts’ special assessments. These two pieces of legislation also strengthen existing laws protecting property owners from predatory lenders. (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson and Rep. Sandy Crawford)
  • Senate Bill 252 — Prohibits the scanning and retaining of certain source documents involved in the issuance of a driver or nondriver license, among other provisions. (sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus)
  • House Bill 117 — Modifies the initiative and referendum petition process by making the review and certification process more efficient and by increasing public awareness of initiatives. (sponsored by Rep. Tony Dugger)
  • House Bill 510 — Modifies the law related to limited liability companies. (sponsored by Rep. Noel Torpey)

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 265 — Prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations (the so-called “Agenda 21 bill”) (sponsored by Sen. Brian Nieves) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 118-37 (with eight absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 24-9 (with one absent)
  • House Bill 278 — Prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday (sponsored by Rep. Rick Brattin) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 114-32 (with 15 absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 28-2 (with four absent)
  • Senate Bill 224 — Modifies provisions relating to crimes and law enforcement officers and agencies (sponsored by Sen. Kiki Curls) [veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 154-5 (with four absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 30-1 (with three absent)

June 28, 2013

Signed into law but vetoed in part

  • House Bill 19 — Appropriates money for capital improvement projects (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream) [Veto letter]
    —Final House vote: 111-42
    — Final Senate vote: 29-4
  • House Bill 7 — Appropriates money for the expenses and distributions of the departments of Economic Development; Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration; and Labor and Industrial Relations (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream) [Veto letter]
    —Final House vote: 122-35
    — Final Senate vote: 33-0 (with one absent)
  • House Bill 10 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream) [Veto letter]
    —Final House vote: 106-51
    — Final Senate vote: 31-2

Signed into law

  •  House Bill 1 — Appropriates money to the Board of Fund Commissioners (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 2 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the State Board of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 3 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Higher Education (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 4 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Revenue and Department of Transportation (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 5 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Office of Administration, Department of Transportation, and Department of Public Safety (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 6 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Conservation (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 8 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Public Safety (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 9 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Corrections (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 11 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, and distributions of the Department of Social Services (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 12 — Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of statewide elected officials, the Judiciary, Office of the State Public Defender, and General Assembly (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 13 — Appropriates money for real property leases and related services (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 17 — Appropriates money for capital improvement and other purposes as provided in Article IV, Section 28 (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • House Bill 18 — Appropriates money for capital improvement projects involving the maintenance, repair, replacement, and improvement of state buildings and facilities (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)
  • Senate Bill 58 — Clarifies land annexation guidelines for communities and authorizes certain nuisance abatement practices (sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine)
  • Senate Bill 357 — Simplifies the process for perfection of a mechanics lien for rented machinery and equipment and increases the period of time the lien claimant has to file the notice of lien from 5 to 15 days after commencement of use of the rented machinery and equipment. (sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine)
  • Senate Bill 35 — Authorizes a check-off box on the Missouri tax forms for contributions to the newly created Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund. (sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford)
  • Senate Bill 216 — Contains similar language to legislation already signed by the Governor to protect law enforcement officers’ and first responders’ First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform. (sponsored by Sen. Ryan Silvey)
  • House Bill 478 — Revises statutory language related to credit union to more closely follow similar statutory language related to banks.  (sponsored by Rep. Paul Wieland)

June 27, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 418 — Modifies the Kansas City Police Employee Retirement Systems to improve funded ratios and lower overall plan costs by creating a Tier II retirement benefit structure for officers and civilians hired on or after August 28, 2013. (sponsored by Rep. Myron Neth)
  • House Bill 336 — Protects Kansas City police officers and other police department employees’ First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform. (sponsored by Rep. Dave Hinson)
  • House Bill 722 — Modifies the retirement system for the St. Louis Police Department by reducing the minimum years of service for officers to be eligible for disability retirement pension under certain circumstances and creating a three member medical board to review applications for disability retirement. (sponsored by Rep. Mike Leara)
  • House Bill 404 — Adds police officers to the list of workers who are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for medical conditions that are shown to have been directly caused by job-induced psychological stress. (sponsored by Rep. Kathie Conway)
  • House Bill 451 — Allows a county governing body to amend its budget up to twice during the year if there is an unanticipated decline in revenues of two percent or more during the fiscal year. (sponsored by Rep. Lyndall Franker)
  • Senate Bill 282 — adds emergency medical technicians (EMT) to the list of those persons who may submit a report to the Director of the Department of Revenue regarding a person’s competency to operate a motor vehicle. (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson)
  • House Bill 316 — Extends the sunset on the funding formula for the Division of Tourism Supplemental Revenue Fund from June 2015 to June 2020. (sponsored by Rep. Don Phillips)
  • Senate Bill 126 — Codifies in state law the rights of Missouri pharmacy owners to opt not to carry or maintain certain devices or pharmaceuticals within their particular pharmacy. (sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Sommer)
  • House Bill 349 — Allows an individual licensing a vehicle for 12,000 pounds or greater to request  a second license plate. (sponsored by Rep. Wanda Brown)

June 26, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 51 — Modifies the process for obtaining free license plate tabs, increases the fees that fee offices may charge for issuing driver’s licenses, registering motor vehicles, and other motor vehicle related services. The fee for annually registering motor vehicles is increased from $3.50 to $5.00, and other license-related issues. (sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger) [Veto letter]
    — Final House vote (on committee report): 97-44 (with 22 absent)
    — Final Senate vote (on committee report): 30-2 (with two absent)

Signed into law

  • House Bill 715 — Authorizes motorcycles to be equipped with brake lights that blink with varying brightness for not more than five seconds when the brakes are applied (sponsored by Rep. John McCaherty)
  • House Bill 428 — Modifies the procedure insurers must undertake to purchase a vehicle through the claims process when they are unable to obtain negotiable title, among other provisions. House Bill 428 also authorizes motor vehicle dealers to provide a public school or college with a new or used vehicle as a courtesy or driver training vehicle (sponsored by Rep. Dave Schatz)
  • Senate Bill 148 — Deals with salvage titling. The bill authorizes an applicant to obtain a temporary salvage permit for purposes of transporting a salvage vehicle to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) inspection station (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson)
  • Senate Bill 157 — Strengthens the regulation of scrap metal purchases to prevent and combat the criminal trade in scrap metal. The bill also adds catalytic converters to the types of scrap metal items requiring documentation (sponsored by Sen. David Sater)

June 25, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 29 — Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks. (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown) [Veto letter]
    — Final House Vote: 85-69 (with nine absent)
    — Final Senate Vote: 24-10

Signed into law

  • House Bill 307 — Sets forth the conditions necessary for a city to remove a non-elected police chief (sponsored by Rep. Jeanie Riddle)
  • Senate Bill 47 — Adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies (sponsored by Sen. John Lamping)
  • Senate Bill 159 — Requires parity between the out-of-pocket expenses charged for physical therapist services and the out-of-pocket expenses charged for similar services provided by primary care physicians (sponsored by Sen. Eric Scmitt)
    — The Missouri Times story: Physical therapy accessibility and co-pay legislation sent to the governor 
  • Senate Bill 229 — Modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown)
  • Senate Bill 257 — Modifies provisions contained in the Port Improvement District Act (sponsored by Sen. Ryan Silvey)
  • House Bill 58 — Deals with requirements on vendors selling portable electronic insurance coverage (sponsored by Rep. Chris Molendorp)
  • House Bill 212 — Changes the laws regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code (sponsored by Rep. Stanley Cox)
  • House Bill 498 — Eliminates certain requirements for corporate dividends paid from paid-in surplus (sponsored by Rep. Caleb Jones)

June 13, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 205 — Allows for higher education or armed services visits for children in foster care or in the Division of Youth Services and raises the age limit for foster care re-entry (sponsored by Sen. David Sater)
  • Senate Bill 208 — Raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care (sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus)

June 12, 2013

Signed into law

  •  Senate Bill 33 — Ensures those with disabilities can utilize service dogs, and also designates Dec. 4 as “PKS Day” (Sen. John Lamping)
  • Senate Bill 36 — Enables juvenile courts to retain jurisdiction over future cases involving juveniles who are tried as adults, but found not guilty of the offense (sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford)
  • Senate Bill 72 — Designates May as “Motorcycle Awareness Day” and Dec. 4 as “PKS Day” (sponsored by Sen. Kurt Schaefer)
  • Senate Bill 121 — Deals with liquor laws, including creating a temporary liquor permit for festivals and making it easier for beer brewed at home for personal or family use to be taken to competition and other judging events (sponsored by Sen. Kurt Schaefer)
  • Senate Bill 197  Helps protect the public from the spread of tuberculosis, and provide information to college students regarding meningococcal disease (Sen. David Sater)
  • House Bill 133 — Changes state laws regarding the accreditation requirements for reinsurance companies in order to comply with a 2010 federal law (sponsored by Rep. Don Gosen)
  • House Bill 315 — A health care services law which will help pharmacies refill prescriptions on an emergency basis, and also help expand telehealth capabilities in Missouri (Rep. Lyle Rowland)
  • House Bill 656 — Combines the parking enforcement division and the parking meter division in the City of St. Louis into the parking division (sponsored by Rep. Karla May)

June 5, 2013

Vetoed

June 3, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 267 — Specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries (sponsored by Sen. Brian Nieves) [Veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 109-41 (with 11 absent, two present but not voting)
    — Final Senate vote: 24-9 (with one absent)

June 1, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 68 — Designates the month of November as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” and the last week in October as “Respiratory Syncytial Virus Awareness Week” in Missouri (sponsored by Rep. Mike Kelley)

May 31, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 256 — Extends the expiration date of certain provisions of the Open Meetings and Records Law (sponsored by Rep. Caleb Jones)

May 17, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 60 — Modifies the law regarding the accreditation requirements for reinsurance companies and specifies when insurers can take credit or reduce liability due to reinsurance (sponsored by Sen. Scott Rupp) [Veto letter]
    — Final House vote: 154-2 (seven absent)
    — Final Senate vote: 34-0 

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 325 — Modifies the law relating to residential real estate loan reporting (sponsored by Sen. Mike Cunningham)
  • Senate Bill 59 — Modifies provisions relating to the regulation of the Missouri Property and Casualty Insurance Association and the Missouri Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association (sponsored by Sen. Scott Rupp)
  • Senate Bill 234 — Requires an applicant for a marital and family therapist license to show a master’s or doctoral degree from a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy accredited program (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson)
  • Senate Bill 237 — Exempts certain telecommunications companies from Public Service Commission price caps (sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery)

May 16, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 287 — Modifies Missouri’s captive insurance law to allow for the formation of sponsored captive insurance companies and other ancillary matters (sponsored by Sen. Scott Rupp)
  • Senate Bill 80 — Requires the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators to notify, instead of mail, an applicant when it is time for license renewal (sponsored by Sen. Gary Romine)
  • Senate Bill 306 — Allows the Board of Pharmacy to test the drugs possessed by licensees (sponsored by Sen. Jay Wasson)
  • Senate Bill 324 — Regulates the sale of travel insurance and establishes a limited lines travel insurance producer licensure system (sponsored by Sen. Wayne Wallingford)
  • Senate Bill 376 — Allows hospital districts to permit higher education institutions to use space for health care education or training (sponsored by Sen. David Sater)
  • Senate Bill 191 — Allows the Public Service Commission to publish certain papers, studies, reports, decisions and orders electronically (sponsored by Sen. John Lamping)

May 15, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 163 — Allows certain third class cities to eliminate any primary election for the office of mayor and councilman (sponsored by Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick)

May 14, 2013

Vetoed

May 10, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate Bill 16 — Exempts farm work performed by children under 16 from certain child labor requirements (sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger)
  • Senate Bill 329 — Modifies the definition of eggs (sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown)

April 19, 2013

Vetoed

  • Senate Bill 182 — Eliminates state and local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies state and local sales taxes on such purchases (sponsored by Sen. Mike Kehoe)
    — House vote: 123-32 (six absent)
    — Senate vote: 32-0 (two absent)

April 11, 2013

Signed into law

  • House Bill 14  — Appropriates money for supplemental purposes (sponsored by Rep. Rick Stream)

March 29, 2013

Signed into law

  • Senate bills 15, 19 and 20 — Modifies provisions of law regarding certain benevolent tax credits (sponsored by Sen. Bob Dixon)
  • Senate bills 10 and 25 — Creates a tax credit to attract amateur sporting events to the state (sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt)

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Sources: the governor’s site, the House site and the Senate site.