Tag: Sen. Rob Schaaf

Emotions rise as Senate overrides veto of livestock trespass bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared between Republicans in the Senate override attempt of Sen. Mike Parson’s SB 844. The bill eventually moved onto the House with a 24-7 vote to override the governor’s veto, but not before Sen. Rob Schaaf and Sen. Dave Schatz got into a shouting match […]

Unlimited campaign contributions in crosshairs of new IP

Of the four initiative petitions certified by Secretary of State Jason Kander Tuesday, the one that bans campaign contribution limits (Amendment 2) has probably not received as much attention as some of the others. While many questioned whether Missouri would become the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana or focused […]

Koster calls for legislature to get PDMP done

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In a scathing critique Tuesday, Chris Koster called on state lawmakers to “go beyond cheap words” and finally implement a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri to help put an end to the opioid epidemic that killed more than 1,000 people in the state last year. […]

PDMP measures signed in St. Louis City and County

ST. LOUIS – Both St. Louis City and County passed ordinances Tuesday officially instituting a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the region. They become the first city and county to adopt such measures in the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Department of […]

The Graveyard: Major bills that died in 2016

The end of the legislative session brings with it the resting place of individual bills and issues that will fail to become law in 2016. Here we have highlighted six such bills that found their final resting place in the Missouri Legislature May 13, 2016. Bill: HB 1891 – Paycheck Protection Fate: […]

PDMP stalls in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sponsors Rep. Holly Rehder and Sen. Dave Schatz, along with others supporting a bill that would establish a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) held their breath Thursday as it came up for debate in the Senate. Supporters have tried for years to make Missouri the final […]

Lobbyist gift ban bill stymied in Senate, campaign contribution limit amendment discarded

Pictured above: Rep. Caleb Rowden (left) and Rep. Justin Alferman listen to lengthy debate on HB 2166 in the Senate. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill that will ban gifts from lobbyists will have a tough road ahead if legislative leaders want it to become law before the end of […]

Comprehensive energy bill stalled by Senate filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A bill that would revise a lot of the state’s energy policies and change ratemaking laws stalled in the Senate due to two Republicans who fear it would increase rates on small businesses and residential consumers. Sen. Ryan Silvey had hoped to reach a vote on […]

Senate passes budget despite disagreements on health care, Mizzou, and Planned Parenthood funding

Schaefer speaks on the Senate floor, April 7, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It took the Missouri Senate just one long Thursday session to pass along most of the FY 2017 state budget with few changes after the Senate Appropriations Committee process. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, said the process was fairly painless. “It went relatively well. […]

Livestock liability bill perfected in Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill from Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, relating to livestock trespass liability was perfected in the Senate Tuesday, but that does not mean some legislators did not have a beef with the bill. Parson’s bill would save the bacon of livestock owners whose livestock gets onto […]