Two weeks after the Missouri Housing Development Commission blocked the Senate appropriations chairman from speaking at a meeting, members of the House Budget Committee expressed its displeasure with the commission’s actions. Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, had one suggestion for exactly how to do that…
Floor Actions • On Tuesday the House third read and passed HB 71 by a vote of 109-46. The bill would allow the City of St. Louis to establish and maintain a municipal police force completely under the city’s authority. • On Thursday the House third read and passed HBs 14 and 15, which are […]
“We’re putting our thumb on the scale of justice and on the lives of rural Missourians,” said Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, a former judge.
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENTS COULD CREATE PARADOX
Many Missouri voters soon could find themselves trapped in a paradox in which they need a copy of their birth certificate to obtain a government-issued photo identification card in order to vote but must have a government-issued photo ID to get a copy of their birth certificate.
Floor Action • HB 71, which would allow the City of St. Louis to establish and maintain a municipal police force completely under the city’s authority, was perfected by a vote of 123-34. Committee Action • On Tuesday, the House Committee on Rural Community Development voted do pass HB 285, which would classify certain sawmills […]
Proposed legislation that would require universities to get permission from the state before issuing revenue bonds could become a power struggle if passed.
Kelly responds: “To take away the university’s right to issue bonds is a very serious infringement.”
Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, is about to introduce in the House one of two bills overhauling domestic violence laws for the first time in 30 years.
To create bipartisan support for the bill, Rep. Ryan Silvey, R-Clay, will sponsor the other bill.
Floor Actions • On Thursday, the House third read and passed HB 46, which would change the laws regarding fire sprinkler system installations, by a vote of 149-9. The House perfected the bill on Wednesday. • On Thursday, the House third read and passed HB 162, which would change the laws regarding workers’ compensation liability, […]
There are currently 110,371 people awaiting an organ transplant in the US. Eighteen people will die each day waiting for a donor organ. One organ donor can save up to eight lives.
House Bill 151, which I am sponsoring, will add a check-off on Missouri income tax forms for taxpayers due a refund to designate a portion of that refund to Missouri’s Organ Donor Trust Fund.
— In the seven years Rep. Chris Kelly presided as judge over Boone County’s domestic violence docket, one case in particular haunts him. And, he told reporters Tuesday, if legal reforms outlined by Attorney General Chris Koster are adopted as law, other judges may escape his fate.
WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 5 NIXON PANS PROPOSED UM SYSTEM TUITION HIKE Shortly after the University of Missouri Board of Curators on Jan 28 voted 5-3 in favor of an average 5.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase next year, Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement calling the curator’s plan […]
For the last several weeks, Jefferson City has been the scene of heated debates about whether the legislature should amend or repeal Proposition B, the “puppy mill” initiative passed by the voters in November.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 * Volume 6, No. 4 NIXON APPOINTS THREE TO UM BOARD OF CURATORS Gov. Jay Nixon has made appointments to fill three of the four vacancies on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. When Nixon fills the final opening, he will have appointed seven of the nine members of the […]