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2011 Legislation

2011
96th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session

Legislation Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Rep. Chris Kelly


SPONSORED BILLS

HB151

Authorizes a check-off box for the Organ Donor Program Fund to be added to the individual and corporate income tax forms and allows for a separate check donation to be sent in with payment of taxes
HB151 — (LR# 0579L.01P)

SENATE WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing Held (S)

HB152

Decreases the individual income tax rate, eliminates corporate income tax, authorizes a sales tax on taxable services, and authorizes the Department of Revenue to establish a sales tax rebate program
HB152 — (LR# 0639L.01I)

Referred: Tax Reform (H)

HB219

Changes the laws regarding background checks for school employees
HB219 — (LR# 0880L.01I)

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
HCS Voted Do Pass (H)

HB235

Prohibits the Department of Revenue from selling or disclosing certain driver record information
HB235 — (LR# 0365L.01I)

Referred: Downsizing State Government (H)

HB236

Extends the expiration date of various federal reimbursement allowances from September 30, 2011, to September 30, 2016
HCS HB 236 — (LR# 1034L.02C)

Referred: Rules – Pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f) (H)

HB316

Changes the laws regarding the collection of money owed to the state and authorizes an amnesty from the assessment or payment of the penalties, taxes, and interest on certain unpaid tax delinquencies
SCS HCS HB 116 & 316 — (LR# 0053S.09C)

SENATE WAYS AND MEANS AND FISCAL OVERSIGHT
Reported Do Pass (S)

HB505

Changes the laws regarding domestic violence and orders of protection
HCS HB 504, 505 & 874 — (LR# 1479L.04C)

Rules – Voted Do Pass (H)

HB1023

Increases, upon voter approval, the excise tax on cigarettes from 17 cents to 98 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes
HB1023 — (LR# 2148L.01I)

WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HJR9

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the General Assembly to issue bonds to fund higher education facility improvements, construction, landscaping, and land or building purchases
HJR9 — (LR# 0844L.01I)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

CO-SPONSORED BILLS

HB79

Authorizes the issuance of a military medallion, medal, and certificate to certain veterans who served in specified conflicts regardless of whether they are or ever were legal Missouri residents
HB79 — (LR# 0172L.01P)

Second Read/Referred: General Laws (S)

HB82

Defines “small modular reactors” and allows energy produced by these reactors to be used to meet the Renewable Energy Standard percentage requirements for investor-owned electric utilities
HB82 — (LR# 0207L.01I)

Referred: Special Standing Committee on Renewable Energy

HB147

Requires the Commissioner of the Office of Administration or other state purchasing agent to buy forest products, bricks, or aluminum produced in Missouri with certain exceptions
HB147 — (LR# 0027L.01I)

TRANSPORTATION FUNDING & PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
HCS Voted Do Pass (H)

HB149

Extends the expiration date of the provisions regarding the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund to December 31, 2017, and the termination date of the provisions to September 1, 2018
SCS HB 149 — (LR# 0523S.02C)

SENATE FINANCIAL, GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND ELECTIONS
SCS Reported Do Pass (S)

HB163

Changes the laws regarding unemployment compensation and makes Missouri eligible to receive extended federal unemployment benefit funds
Approved SS SCS HCS HB 163 — (LR# 0747S.06T)

Delivered to Secretary of State (G)

HB198

Designates December 25 of each year as “Christmas Day”
HB198 — (LR# 0876L.01I)

Referred: Tourism and Natural Resources

HB233

Changes the laws regarding unlawful picketing or protesting of a funeral
HCS HB 276, 233 & 274 — (LR# 0951L.02P)

Second Rd/Refer: Judiciary &Civil &Criminal Jurisprudence(S)

HB237

Changes the laws regarding ethics, lobbying, and campaign contributions
HB237 — (LR# 0870L.02I)

Referred: Elections (H)

HB243

Changes the composition of the University of Missouri Board of Curators
HB243 — (LR# 0702L.01I)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB244

Changes the composition of the University of Missouri Board of Curators
HB244 — (LR# 0614L.01I)

Referred: Higher Education (H)

HB245

Allows voters to cast advance ballots
HB245 — (LR# 0851L.01I)

Referred: Elections (H)

HB248

Authorizes an income tax deduction for 100% of tuition and fees paid for up to the last nine or 18 hours required to complete an associate or bachelor degree from a public two-year or four-year college
HB248 — (LR# 0397L.01I)

WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB253

Changes the laws regarding judicial procedures
HCS HB 253 & 398 — (LR# 0590L.04C)

Rules – Voted Do Pass (H)

HB256

Removes the expiration date of the provisions regarding the Basic Civil Legal Services Fund
HB256 — (LR# 0592L.01P)

SENATE JUDICIARY AND CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE
Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011, UPON ADJOURNMENT, SENATE
LOUNGE

HB260

Repeals and re-enacts provisions regarding the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act to be consistent with the changes adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
HB260 — (LR# 0594L.01P)

SENATE JUDICIARY AND CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE
Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011, UPON ADJOURNMENT, SENATE
LOUNGE

HB267

Establishes requirements for environmentally sustainable construction for certain state-funded buildings
HB267 — (LR# 0395L.01I)

SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
HCS Voted Do Pass (H)

HB268

Prohibits any person or business from engaging in blasting, excavating, or mining within one mile of a business or residential area
HB268 — (LR# 0628L.01I)

Withdrawn (H)

HB278

Requires the Department of Revenue to establish the necessary rules to implement the compliance provisions of the multistate Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
HB278 — (LR# 0683L.01I)

TAX REFORM
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB279

Increases, from $15,000 to $125,000, the amount of equity in a homestead that can be exempt from attachment in a bankruptcy proceeding when the person is 62 years of age or older
HB279 — (LR# 0582L.03I)

Referred: Financial Institutions (H)

HB291

Requires window stickers to show current motor vehicle registration instead of license plate tabs
HB291 — (LR# 0872L.03P)

SENATE TRANSPORTATION
Public Hearing Held (S)

HB299

Allows the Land Reclamation Commission to deny a mining permit if the affected land is within one mile of a school, child care facility, church, nursing home, public building, or cemetery
HB299 — (LR# 0478L.03I)

TRANSPORTATION
Motion to Do Pass Failed (H)

HB315

Combines and modifies the provisions of the Revised Statutes of Missouri that have been enacted in more than one bill so that there is only one version of a statute
HCS HB 315 — (LR# 0923L.02P)

SENATE GENERAL LAWS
Executive Session Held (S)
VOTED DO PASS

HB325

Allows a person to hand fish for catfish or carp during June and July within all Missouri waters open for hook-and-line fishing of these fish
HB325 — (LR# 0906L.01I)

Read Second Time (H)

HB335

Allows, upon voter approval, a political subdivision to replace any personal property taxes levied for funding the political subdivision with a revenue-neutral increase in local sales or real property taxes
HB335 — (LR# 0410L.01I)

TAX REFORM
Executive Session – No Action Taken

HB343

Increases the excise tax on cigarettes of 17 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes by 12.5 cents per pack per year for eight years until the excise tax on cigarettes reaches $1.17 per pack
HB343 — (LR# 0050L.01I)

Referred: Ways and Means (H)

HB353

Requires an insurance producer’s license to be suspended, revoked, or denied issuance or renewal if the producer fails to pay personal property taxes, county real estate taxes, or income taxes
HB353 — (LR# 1056L.01I)

Withdrawn (H)

HB366

Changes the laws regarding economic development
HCS HB 366 — (LR# 1090L.03P)

FISCAL REVIEW
Executive Session – No Action Taken

HB374

Establishes the Missouri False Claims Act
HB374 — (LR# 1146L.01I)

JUDICIARY
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB383

Changes the laws regarding assault and tampering crimes against public workers and judicial officers
HB383 — (LR# 0432L.01I)

CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB460

Changes the laws regarding bullying in schools
HB460 — (LR# 0750L.02I)

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB464

Eliminates, combines, and revises certain state boards, commissions, committees, and councils; and changes the laws regarding articles of incorporation by business entities
HCS HB 464 — (LR# 1405L.02P)

SENATE FINANCIAL, GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND ELECTIONS
Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011, 1:15PM, PERSHING GALLERY

HB468

Changes the laws regarding economic incentives for job development, retention, and training and establishes the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act
HCS HB 468 — (LR# 1352L.04P)

Second Rd/Refer: Jobs,Economic Develop & Local Government(S)

HB470

Changes the laws regarding the nonresident entertainer and professional athletic team income tax
HCS HB 470 & 429 — (LR# 0869L.02P)

SENATE GENERAL LAWS
Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011, 12:30PM, PERSHING SIDE
GALLERY

HB477

Changes the laws regarding complaints filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and makes discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation an unlawful discriminatory practice
HB477 — (LR# 0573L.01I)

Referred: Judiciary (H)

HB494

Allows the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a student to the University of Missouri Board of Curators who will have full voting rights
HB494 — (LR# 0120L.01I)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB504

Changes the laws regarding domestic violence and orders of protection
HCS HB 504, 505 & 874 — (LR# 1479L.04C)

Rules – Voted Do Pass (H)

HB528

Requires a health care provider to provide medical records within 15 business days of a request
HB528 — (LR# 1160L.02I)

HEALTH INSURANCE
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB530

Establishes the Public Fraud Prevention Act
HB530 — (LR# 0518L.02I)

JUDICIARY
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB636

Establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act which requires hospitals and health care facilities to provide emergency contraception to sexual assault victims
HB636 — (LR# 0863L.01I)

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB643

Changes the laws regarding criminal nonsupport and allows for expungement of a person’s record under certain conditions
HCS HB 643 — (LR# 1373L.03C)

Rules – Reported Do Pass (H)

HB655

Designates a portion of U. S. Highway 160 in Greene County as the “Rabbi Ernest I. Jacob Memorial Highway” and repeals the designation of “Rabbi Abrham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway” in Greene County
HB655 — (LR# 1611L.01I)

Rules – Reported Do Pass – not Consent (H)

HB719

Requires one cent from the six cent fee that is deposited into the Missouri Wine and Grape Fund to be deposited into the newly created Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Enforcement Fund
HB719 — (LR# 1684L.01I)

TAX REFORM
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB749

Designates April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” and designates the “blue ribbon” as the official state symbol for child abuse prevention
HB749 — (LR# 1737L.02T)

Signed by the Speaker Pro Tem (H)

HB767

Allows the Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration to jointly enter into a reciprocal agreement with the United States government or any other state for the collection and offset of debts
HB767 — (LR# 1774L.01I)

WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB769

Requires any contractor who engages in the installation or service of fire sprinkler systems to register with the State Fire Marshal
HB769 — (LR# 1718L.02I)

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB783

Requires $2 from every business registration fee collected by the Secretary of State to be deposited into the Missouri Small Business Development Centers Fund
HB783 — (LR# 1533L.03I)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Voted Do Pass (H)

HB795

Designates the second Friday in March as “Missouri School Read-In Day”
HB795 — (LR# 1913L.01T)

Signed by the Speaker Pro Tem (H)

HB799

Repeals all provisions allowing for and related to the death penalty, dissolves the Capital Litigation Division, and creates the Cold Case Investigation Revolving Fund
HB799 — (LR# 1796L.01I)

Referred: Crime Prevention and Public Safety (H)

HB835

Requires a child in the St. Louis City School District, except for a child who is intending to be home schooled, to be enrolled in a public, private, parochial, or parish school by five years of age
HB835 — (LR# 1870L.01I)

Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education (H)

HB839

Establishes the Capital Green Program to provide funding to the state for energy efficiency improvements to certain state buildings and for geothermal, wind, and solar energy resources
HB839 — (LR# 1240L.01I)

SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY
HCS Voted Do Pass (H)

HB843

Authorizes the City of St. Joseph to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax of up to 0.5% for the operation of public safety departments
HB843 — (LR# 1973L.01I)

WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB848

Changes the composition of the University of Missouri Board of Curators
HB848 — (LR# 1903L.01I)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB854

Requires the Department of Revenue to establish a database of emergency contact persons for an individual who is issued a driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card
HB854 — (LR# 1728L.02I)

CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB866

Changes the laws regarding domestic violence
HB866 — (LR# 1444L.01I)

Referred: Crime Prevention and Public Safety (H)

HB870

Changes the laws regarding school course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases
HB870 — (LR# 1068L.01I)

Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education (H)

HB874

Changes the laws regarding domestic violence and orders of protection
HCS HB 504, 505 & 874 — (LR# 1479L.04C)

Rules – Voted Do Pass (H)

HB907

Authorizes the school board of the Columbia Public School District to impose, upon voter approval, an additional annual real property tax to fund ealy childhood education programs
HB907 — (LR# 2010L.02I)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Public Hearing Scheduled, Bill not Heard (H)

HB917

Requires all fire protection districts and municipal fire departments in St. Louis County to consolidate into one fire district upon the approval of the voters of the county
HB917 — (LR# 2040L.01I)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HB957

Establishes the Ratepayer Fairness Act which allows an aluminum smelting facility to keep any special utility rate at the ratepayer class as long as it employs 200 employees
HB957 — (LR# 2005L.01I)

Read Second Time (H)

HCR13

Strongly supports the selection of Kirksville, Missouri, as the site for A.T. Still University’s new School of Dentistry and Oral Health
HCR13 — (LR# 0576L.02I)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Public Hearing Completed (H)

HCR17

Urges the United States Congress to support a comprehensive plan for flood control on the Upper Mississippi River Basin
HCS HCR 17 — (LR# 0884L.03C)

Referred: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics (S)

HCR29

Designates November 11, 2011, as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in Missouri to be observed in conjunction with Veterans Day
HCR29 — (LR# 0942L.01I)

Referred: Tourism and Natural Resources

HCR32

Establishes a Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages to address the need to increase Missouri’s ranking as 50th worst in the nation in state employee compensation
HCR32 — (LR# 1246L.01I)

Rules – Reported Do Pass (H)

HJR11

Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting appropriations in any fiscal year from exceeding certain limits
HJR11 — (LR# 0407L.01I)

DOWNSIZING STATE GOVERNMENT
Motion to Do Pass Failed (H)

HJR29
Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the State Lottery Commission to develop and sell a Veterans Lottery Ticket to suport the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund HJR29 — (LR# 1569L.01P)

SENATE WAYS AND MEANS
Executive Session Held (S)
VOTED DO PASS