Filibuster ends in change to workplace discrimination bill.
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Filibuster ends in change to workplace discrimination bill.

Date: February 2, 2012
By: Paige Hornor
State Capitol Bureau
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Intro: 
A late night Senate filibuster ends with changes to a worker discrimination bill on Thursday.
RunTime:  0:35
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The stand-off ended around 1:30 a.m.

The agreement removed summary judgement language from the bill, which would have required a judge, not a jury, to review facts in worker discrimination cases.

Democratic St. Louis Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal led the filibuster.

Actuality:  WORKPL1.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "What I was doing last night was really a strategic move so that we can talk about this issue at least one or two more times."

Republican Maryville Senator Brad Lager sponsors the bill. He says he is pleased with the changes.

The bill needs a second Senate vote before going to the House.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Paige Hornor.

Intro: 
A St. Louis County Senator led a filibuster for more than 12 hours Wednesday night against a worker discrimination bill.
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal ended the filibuster around 1:30 a.m.

Chappelle-Nadal says she wants all of the Missouri Human Rights Act components out of the bill.

She also says she plans to ammend the bill further.

Maryville Republican Senator Brad Lager sponsors the bill.

He says the agreement was necessary to move the bill forward but he says he needs involvement from Governor Nixon in order to pass the bill.

Actuality:  WORKPL3B.WAV
Run Time:  00:05
Description: "Cause we need to understand where he is and what his thoughts are and is it possible to craft a bill that he is willing to sign?"

Governor Nixon refused to sign a similar workers discrimination bill last year.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Paige Hornor.

Intro: 
A late night filibuster ends in changes to a worker discrimination bill.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

The filibuster ended around 1:30 a.m.

The agreement removed language, which would have required a judge, not a jury, to review facts in worker discrimination cases.

Democratic St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal led the filibuster.

Actuality:  CHAP2.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "I offered an ammendment to take out the summary judgement, that was very key to me because I believe that every victim should have the ability to have a trial by jury."

Chappelle-Nadal says she still plans to make more changes.

Maryville Republican Senator Brad Lager sponsors the bill. He says Chapelle-Nadal raised valid points.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Paige Hornor.

 


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