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Veto Session: Senate Updates


The Missouri Times will be bringing you updates from both the House and Senate for veto session. Find below the activity of the Senate and highlights of what has been said during discussion.

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Announcements and Introduction of Special Guests

Opening Statements 

12:20 – Sen. Chappelle-Nadal has begun speaking on issues affecting her district, monologues on Bridgeton nuclear waste dilemma, Ferguson, lack of a student transfer bill and difficulties with education and schools, esp. Riverview Gardens and Normandy, the unaccredited districts. Extremely impassioned and lengthy, calling out Gov. Jay Nixon as “pathetic.”


1:00 – Sen. Schaaf inquires Sen. Chappelle-Nadal about the nuclear waste problem in Bridgeton.

1:12 – Sen. Schaaf is now talking about the proposed  new stadium in St. Louis. Says opposition to the governor’s plan to build it’s about it is about the “power of the purse of the legislative branch and the representatives of the people’s decision to increase debt or not.”

1:23 – Sen. Kehoe requests to hear messages from the House. Voting probably starting soon.

1:26 – Senate recessed until 2:00 p.m.


2:00 – No senators have yet returned from recess.


3:01 – Word is senators will not return until the House completes their vote on right-to-work.


4:38 – Senate chamber called back to order

4:40 – Sen. Schaefer is talking about the Planned Parenthood videos. Schaefer is a member of the Sanctity of Life Committee, and he is discussing with the chamber the findings of the committee so far.

4:45 – Sen. Sifton takes his own point of personal privilege to discuss the sustain of the governor’s veto in the House on right-to-work. Also detailing former Pro Tem Tom Dempsey’s bipartisanship and honesty. Says he looks forward to working with the new majority leadership.

4:51 – Sen. Schaaf has 21 signatures on a letter he will send to Gov. Nixon. Letter opposes putting tax dollars into debt for a new stadium in St. Louis.

House Bills Vetoed During Regular Session

SB 224 (Romine) – Requires a student to be a United States citizen or permanent resident in order to be eligible to receive reimbursements from the A+ Schools Program

  • Vote during regular session: 25-8
  • Today’s vote: 24-8
  • Overridden by House

SB 20 (Kraus) – Creates a sales and use tax exemption for materials and utilities used by commercial laundries

  • Vote during regular session: 31-3
  • Today’s vote: 28-4
  • Overridden by Senate

SB 142 (Romine) – Requires the Department of Natural Resources to take certain actions when submitting certain plans the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Vote during regular session: 34-0
  • Today’s vote: 24-8
  • Overridden by Senate

SB 345 (Wasson) – Modifies provisions relating to financial transactions

  • Vote during regular session: 23-8
  • Today’s vote: 26-6
  • Overridden by Senate

HB 618 (Fraker) – Changes the laws regarding the disposition of human remains

  • Vote during regular session: 34-0
  • Today’s vote: 26-6
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law

HB 1022 (Gosen) – Authorizes a return of premiums paid by insureds

  • Vote during regular session: 31-0
  • Today’s vote: 29-3
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law

HB 1098 (Crawford) – Changes the laws regarding trust companies

  • Vote during regular session: 34-0
  • Today’s vote: 26-6
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law

HB 799 (Roeber) – Changes the laws regarding judicial circuits

  • Vote during regular session: 28-4
  • Today’s vote: 20-12
  • Overridden by House but not Senate, will not become law

HB 878 (Rhoads) – Specifies that the Department of Public Safety must have the authority to commission corporate security advisers and establishes procedures to do so

  • Vote during regular session: 31-1
  • Today’s vote: 26-6
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law

HB 150 (Fitzpatrick) – Modifies the duration of unemployment compensation, the method to pay federal advances, and raises the fund trigger causing contribution rate reductions

  • Vote during regular session: 21-8
  • Today’s vote: 24-8
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law

HB 722 (Shaul) – Changes the laws regarding prohibited ordinances by political subdivisions

  • Vote during regular session: 24-10
  • Today’s vote: 23-9
  • Overridden by House and Senate, will become law