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Senate Hour by Hour for Tuesday, May 10

  

During the last two weeks of the session, The Missouri Times will bring you hourly updates of floor activity for each chamber. Below is all the activity in the Senate from Tuesday, May 10.


7:00 

Senator Moon continues to inquire about the conference committee report for SB 681 with Senator Arthur

Senator Moon called to speak about the bill.

The conference committee report for SB 681 was adopted with a vote of 29-4. The bill was moved to be third read and final passage. The bill was passed 29-4.

The emergency clause of the bill was adopted with a vote of 29-4.


6:00 

Senator O’Laughlin called on Senator Arthur to discuss the bill. Senator Gannon called on Senator O’Laughlin to discuss the bill.

Senator Luetkemeyer called on Senator O’Laughlin to inquire about the bill.

Senator Eigel called on Senator O’Laughlin to inquire about the conference committee report for SB 681, leading to a heated exchange about the amendments, or the lack of amendments, on the bill.

Senator Eigel then called on Senator called on Senator Hoskins to further discuss the bill.

Senator Moon called on Senators O’Laughlin and Arthur to inquire about the bill.


5:00 

Senator Rehder called to speak on the point of order for the same bill.

Senator Schatz ruled the point of order on the conference committee report for SB 775, was not well taken.

Senator Onder called to speak on the bill.

The conference committee report for SB 775 was adopted with a vote of 31-1. The bill was moved to be third read and final passage. The bill passed 32-1.

Senator O’Laughlin moved for conference committee report for SB 681 ( a bill that modifies provisions relating to elementary and secondary education) be adopted.


4:00 Hour

Senator Riddle called on Senator Rehder to inquire about the bill.

Senator Onder called on Senators Moon and Rehder to discuss the bill. Senator Onder also called on Senator Luetkemeyer to discuss the bill.

Senator Moon called on Senator Hoskins to discuss the bill and hold the floor.

Senator Onder called to raise a point of order on the conference committee report for SB 775.

Senators White  and Moon called to speak on the point of order.


3:00 Hour

Senator White then moved that the bill undergo third read and final passage. HB 2116 was passed.

Senator Bean then moved that the conference committee report for HB 1720 (which modifies various provisions governing agricultural economic opportunities) be adopted. It was adopted on a 28-6 vote, and Senator Bean then moved for passage of the emergency clause in the bill, which then also passed 28-6. Senator Bean then moved that the bill undergo third read and final passage, the bill was passed on a 29-5 vote.

Senator Burlison moved that the conference committee report for SB 820 be adopted. It was adopted and the bill moved to third read and final passage. The bill passed 27-6.

Senator Rehder moved that the conference committee report for SB 775 (which modifies provisions relating to judicial proceedings) be adopted. Senator May and Moon both called on Senator Rehder to inquire about the bill.


2:00 Hour

Senator Moon then offered an amendment (SA #2) to HB 2116 and moved for its adoption. This led to Senator Moon inquiring Senator Eigel about the proposed amendment. Senator White then spoke on the amendment, strongly requesting again that the body not approve the amendment, and pass the bill in its current form.

Senator Onder, quite heated, once again inquired Senator Moon, about his proposed amendment. Senator Onder blamed the “Covid Tyrants”, saying that they are the reason that this bill is needed, but certain amendments like Senator Moon’s are required to “push back” on the “tyranny”.

Senator White inquired Senator Thompson Rehder about the bill, with the both agreeing that it is better to get the bill passed and amend it later on if needed than not pass it at all. Senator Onder again inquired Senator White about the bill, agreeing it is good, but that there is more work to be done on it.

The amendment was moved to a roll call vote and failed 11-18.


1:00 Hour

Senator White inquired Senator Moon over HB 2116, to which Moon agreed that the amendment could cause problems in the bill.

Senator White then inquired Senator Onder and asked him to not offer the amendment for a second time, out of fear of what would happen to the bill in the House. Senator Onder then asked the amendment to be sent back.

Senator Eigel started a heated inquiry with Senator White about HB 2116, which led Senator Eigel to offer an amendment (SA #2) to the bill. Senator White ended the inquiry with Senator Eigel and requested the body not to approve the amendment. Senator Eigel then requested the amendment be sent back.

Senator Moon began an inquiry with Senator White over the same bill, asking similar questions from earlier senators.


12:00 Hour

Senator Onder finished his inquiry with Senator White about HB 2116, to which, Senator Schupp stepped up to inquire Senator White with some questions regarding the bill. Senator Onder then presented an amendment (SA #1), which would modify the title, for HB 2116. Senator White then asked Senator Onder to not offer the amendment, because of worries about how the amendment would affect the bill. Senator Onder then inquired Senator Eigel about the bill, agreeing that the bill is needed, but it is not finished and can be improved upon.

Senator White then inquired Senator Beck, agreeing that the bill is significantly important and the presented amendment could cause problems for the bill.


11:00 Hour

Senator Eigel continued his heated inquiry about the gas tax in Missouri with Senator Schatz.

Senator Hoskins inquired Senator Eigel about the tax conversation Eigel and Schatz had, but also touched on the redistricting map issue that still plagues the Missouri legislature.

Senate Resolution 626 was then adopted.

Senator White then moved that HB 2116 (which creates provisions relating to visitation rights of patients) be brought for third reading and adoption.


10:00 Hour

Senator Schatz started the day by presenting a resolution (SR626) and moving for it to be adopted. Senator Eigel then inquired Senator Schatz about the resolution, agreeing with the resolution, but disagreeing over taxes that Missourians pay.


Senate gavels in 

The legislative day got underway shortly before 10:45 A.M.