Missouri Government News for Week of April 24, 2000
|.||Pet thieves come under House attack. (04/27/00)|
The bill, sent to the Senate, would make theft for resale a felony crime. It also would set up a statewide registry of stolen pets.
Democrats voted overwhemlingly for the proposal while Republicans split down the middle.
|.||Hepatitis vaccinations for school children approved by the House. (04/27/00)|
|.||Some disabled Missourians thank lawmakers for giving them care options (04/27/00)|
|.||Missouri legislators give same sex marriages the cold shoulder (04/26/2000)|
Same sex unions could even be outlawed in Missouri as early as this legislative session.
|.||Plan for Francis-Howell added to education bill (04/26/00)|
As it stands now, the district has to pay the state $3.5 million this year.
|.||Renaming highway after Derrick Thomas called inappropriate (04/26/00)|
Opponents said they did not want to see the state endorsing a man who had allegedly fathered seven illegitimate children.
|.||Motorcyclists converge on capitol to support bill (04/26/00)|
The bill would eliminate the law mandating adults must wear helmets while riding motorcycles.
|.||Amendment would have eliminated UM from receiving funds (04/26/00)|
By a vote of 54-85, the House defeated an amendment that would have stripped the UM system of funds to plan, design, renovate or construct buildings.
|.||Request to look into Rep. Mays' campaign contributions rejected by Ethics Committee (04/25/00)|
Mays, who is the chairman of the Utilities Committee, received more than $10,000 from utility companies.
|.||House unveils new signs: No Visitors in elevator, No videocameras in chamber (04/25/00)|
That's not all. New signs request that visitors and deliverymen not use the centrally located "Governor's elevator." That conveyance is reserved for lawmakers, staff and the press.
The signs directs queries to the office of House Clerk Anne Walker.
|.||Cameraman to sue Carnahan and cop (04/25/00)|
|.||Out of work employees of Associated Wholesale Grocers come to capitol to rally support (04/25/00)|
He spoke on thier behalf and made a pitch for his election as governor in the November election.
|.||Missouri's Senate votes to give lawmakers the chance for another 12 years in office. (04/25/00)|
The proposal would change the eight-year lifetime limit for service in a legislative chamber to a 12 consecutive year limit for a chamber.
As it passed the Senate, the proposal would restart the clock for current legislators -- many of whom are coming within two years of the current eight-year limit.
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