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Category: Legislative Action

Kelly Sponsors Medicaid Expansion

Kelly Sponsors Medicaid Expansion

| January 9, 2014

Rep. Chris Kelly has taken the lead in sponsoring a Medicaid Expansion bill in the Missouri House.

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2014 Legislative Session Begins

2014 Legislative Session Begins

| January 8, 2014

As reported by the Columbia Missourian, school transfers, tax cuts, Medicaid expansion, and a budget are the 2014 legislative issues that will soon consume lawmakers but the sparing between lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon has already begun. Other contentious issues like right to work will again rear their head. See the Columbia Missourian for the […]

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Veto Session Concludes...

Veto Session Concludes…

| September 12, 2013

At a few minutes past midnight the 2013 Legislative Veto Session concluded with ten gubernatorial vetoes having been overridden.  Sanity prevailed in failing to override the two most hotly contested bills:  HB 253 (tax cuts) and HB 436 (guns/nullification).  With threats of “primarying” any Republican who failed to vote for override and with the successful […]

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Upcoming Veto Session

Upcoming Veto Session

| August 28, 2013

The annual legislative veto session will begin on September 11, 2013.  The majority leadership of the House and Senate have not indicated which of the 29 bills vetoed by Gov. Nixon will be brought up for an override, but House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) has said that he intends to bring up every bill on […]

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The Count Is In...

The Count Is In…

| July 16, 2013

… But It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over Excluding the budgetary vetoes that Gov. Nixon issued, the final count is in for the 2013 legislative session: 29 bills vetoed 129 bills signed 4 allowed to become law without his signature But the looming issue is which of the 29 vetoed bills will the state legislature […]

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Signing Period Drawing To Close

Signing Period Drawing To Close

| July 12, 2013

Techically, Gov. Nixon has  two more days, through Sunday, July 14, during which remaining bills can be signed or vetoed.  Chances are, however, that remaining bills will go into effect without his signature, as is allowed if not signed or vetoed within the signing period. Bills vetoed today would have capped punitive damages for Doe […]

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Signed: 3, Vetoed: 1

Signed: 3, Vetoed: 1

| July 11, 2013

Gov. Nixon signed three more bills on July 10, dealing with all-terrain vehicles  on roadways, worker compensation law, and the Stan Musial Bridge. He vetoed the ISRS bill, which would have allowed gas utility companies to expand the time during which an infrastructure system replacement surcharge could be collected from three to five years and […]

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Nixon Signs Eleven More Bills

Nixon Signs Eleven More Bills

| July 10, 2013

Gov. Nixon signed eleven additional bills on July 9-10, bringing the total # of bills signed and vetoed to 208 and 27 , respectively. Action on the most recent bills is listed below: HB 702 – Allows the State Treasurer to make certain information available to the public in order to facilitate the identification of […]

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Six Days Left in Signing Period

Six Days Left in Signing Period

| July 9, 2013

With six days left in the bill signing period, Gov. Jay Nixon is yet to tip his hand on remaining bills––veto or sign? Following is the action taken on 2013 bills between July 2 – July 8, including seven vetoes: SB 251 – Updates provisions relating to public assistance fraud and abuse July 8, 2013 […]

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2013 Veto Update

2013 Veto Update

| July 2, 2013

A complete list of bills signed or vetoed by Gov. Nixon between June 25 – July 1, 2013 are listed below.  Of particular note are the 7 bills vetoed in part or in whole: SB 51 would have increased the fees charged by motor vehicle license offices and allowed for additional reimbursement to fee offices […]

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Update on Signed or Vetoed Bills

Update on Signed or Vetoed Bills

| June 26, 2013

See the status of all 2013 bills signed or vetoed by Governor Nixon here. Recent bills signed or vetoed include: HB 212 – Changes the law regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code June 25, 2013 – Signed by Governor Nixon SB 159 – Requires parity between the out-of-pocket expenses charged for physical therapist […]

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Signature Pen Withheld on "Paycheck Protection"

Signature Pen Withheld on “Paycheck Protection”

| June 26, 2013

Supporters called it the”Paycheck Protection” Bill; opponents referred to it as “Paycheck Deception”. The bill would have required two separate authorizations from public employees to have union dues taken out of their paychecks. The first would have required annual written authorization for the deduction to be made.  The second would have required  separate written consent […]

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Override Chances for HB253

Override Chances for HB253

| June 15, 2013

HB253, vetoed by Gov. Nixon, would drastically cut state income taxes for businesses and individuals and reduce revenue by an eventual $800M dollars per year when fully implemented. The question is: Will there be enough swagger in the Republican-controlled House and Senate to override his veto in September? In the House of Representatives the bill […]

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Governor Signs 8 Bills

Governor Signs 8 Bills

| June 12, 2013

Gov. Jay Nixon  signed several bills into law today, including: Senate Bill 33, which will ensure those with disabilities can utilize service dogs, and also designates Dec. 4 as “PKS Day”; Senate Bill 197, which will help protect the public from the spread of tuberculosis, and provide information to college students regarding meningococcal disease; House […]

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Nixon Vetoes HB253 Tax Cuts

Nixon Vetoes HB253 Tax Cuts

| June 5, 2013

In dual press conferences today in Kansas City and Springfield, Gov. Nixon announced his veto of HB253, the bill that would have lowered both corporate and individual income tax rates in the state, as well as reinstate the state sales tax on prescription drugs. In his press release he called the bill’s $800 million price […]

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Kelly's Take on the 2013 Legislative Session

Kelly’s Take on the 2013 Legislative Session

| June 5, 2013

At his June 4 Wrap Up of the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Kelly drew a distinction between the end-game status of key bills. Among them:

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2013 End of Session Report Now Available

2013 End of Session Report Now Available

| June 3, 2013

If you are unable to attend Rep. Kelly’s Legislative Wrap-Up at the Columbia Library, June 4th, at 7:00 pm, you can download his 2013 End of Session Report here (as updated on June 5, 2013). The document will be periodically updated to include those bills signed or vetoed by Gov. Nixon.    

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Summaries - Truly Agreed & Finally Passed Bills

Summaries – Truly Agreed & Finally Passed Bills

| May 28, 2013

A summary of all 2013 bills Truly Agreed and Finally Passed is now available on the House of Representatives website . (At the “House News” tab, entry for 5/28.) Rep. Kelly will provide his own insider account of key bills, both passed and failed, over the following weeks. Stay tuned!

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