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House Committee Meetings
As of (02/22/2017) at 01:13 PM

Committee:Budget
Chair:Fitzpatrick, Scott - (Rep-158)
Vice Chair:Alferman, Justin - (Rep-61)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Recess
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 3
Note:Budget presentations from the Governor and the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Committee:Conservation and Natural Resources
Chair:Anderson, Sonya - (Rep-131)
Vice Chair:Remole, Tim - (Rep-6)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Adjourned
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 1
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 698 - Pietzman, Randy
Prohibit the Natural Resources Department from acquiring any new land for parks until all existing parks are "brought up-to-date and are in good working order."
HB 600 - Fitzwater, Paul
Rename the new Jay Nixon State Park the Proffitt Mountain State Park.

***Amended***
Committee:Elections and Elected Officials
Chair:Shumake, Lindell - (Rep-5)
Vice Chair:Shaul, Dan - (Rep-113)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:5:00 PM
Location:House Hearing Room 1
Note:HB 777 will not be heard per Representative Neely's request. Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 717 - Curtis, Courtney
Phase out electronic voting machines and replace them with paper ballots. Require electronic voting machines to produce the a paper ballot.
HJR 13 - Bahr, Kurt
Impose a 12-year limit for county and city elected positions.
HB 432 - Conway, Pat
Clarify that local government shall bear the costs for a special election involving legislative candidates if the state has not appropriated funds for the election.
HB 754 - Schroer, Nick
Require the names of candidates for public office be the candidate's legal name.

***Amended***
Committee:Health and Mental Health Policy
Chair:Frederick, Keith - (Rep-121)
Vice Chair:Morris, Lynn - (Rep-140)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:12:00 PM or upon conclusion of morning session (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 7
Note:HB 854 will not be heard this week. Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 123 - Frederick, Keith
Establish a proceedure and right for a person under a health-care coverage plan to purchase medical services outside the coverage network.
HB 125 - Frederick, Keith
Establish a proceedure and right for a person under a health-care coverage plan to purchase medical services outside the coverage network.
HB 455 - Bahr, Kurt
Require the Social Services Department to seek a federal waiver to Expand Medicaid coverage to include "structured family caregiving" under payment for home and community based services.
HB 691 - Korman, Bart
Require an adult Medicaid recipient be a Missouri resident for at least six months. Require the Social Services Department to seek a federal waiver to impose the residency requirement.

Committee:Higher Education
Chair:Lichtenegger, Donna - (Rep-146)
Vice Chair:Dohrman, Dean - (Rep-51)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:12:00 PM or upon morning adjournment (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 5
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 733 - Chipman, Jason
Prohibit a public higher education institution from requiring students to live in campus housing, except for first-time freshman students.
HB 814 - Chipman, Jason
Require public universities to post information on their websites about course offerings including the court syllabus, reading list, attendance requirements, etc.
HB 832 - Chipman, Jason
Require public universities to post the estimated costs of degrees offered and salary figures about those with the degrees.

***Amended***
Committee:Local Government
Chair:Fraker, Lyndall - (Rep-137)
Vice Chair:Hannegan, Tom - (Rep-65)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:12:00PM or upon morning adjournment
Location:House Hearing Room 1
Note:We will hold Executive Session before Public Hearing Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

HB 154 - Corlew, Kevin
Impose restrictions on the increase in the residential property assessment of a lower-income elderly disabled person.
HB 905 - DeGroot, Bruce
Prohibit cities from enacting ordinances that regulate specific breeds of dogs, but allow ordinances that are not breed specific.
HB 925 - McCaherty, John
Establish various rights involving mobile-park space rentals for mobile home residents. Prohibit any fees not listed in the rental agreement or park rules.
HB 818 - Morris, Lynn
Extend to all first class counties the power to select who will be the county budget officer. Current law requires the budget officer be the county auditors in first class counties that had populations less than 100,000 in 1970.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 568 - Tate, Nate
Add four trustees if a library district is incorporated into a county library district. Add an extra trustee if a library district boundaries are expanded.
HB 629 - Miller, Rocky
Repeal from the requirement for competitive bids by port authorities contracts for professional service contracts.
HB 752 - Corlew, Kevin
Let the Kansas City police chief appoint a lieutenant colonel to deal with homeland security, upon the police board's approval.
HB 791 - Redmon, Craig
Exempt from being declared a nuisance a commercial motor vehicle using municipal designated route for such vehicles.

Committee:Professional Registration and Licensing
Chair:Ross, Robert - (Rep-142)
Vice Chair:Helms, Steve - (Rep-135)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:2:00 PM or upon conclusion of afternoon session (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 5
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 813 - Basye, Chuck
Establish provisions by which a licensed barber or cosmetologist can get a duplicate license for a lost or destroyed license.
HB 815 - Basye, Chuck
Require professional licensing boards accept payment for fees by check, credit card, electronic check or other methods of payment. Require licensing boards to accept electronic license renewals and requests for extension of time to complete continuing education requirements.
HB 869 - Brattin, Rick
Prohibit local government from requiring additional insurance for a residential building permit other than Workers' Compensation and general liability insurance
HB 329 - Morris, Lynn
Require licensed pharmacists to complete two hours of continuing education training in suicide awareness.
HB 909 - Fraker, Lyndall
Authorize the next-of-kin to delegate control for the final disposition of a deceased person.

Committee:Rules - Administrative Oversight
Chair:Barnes, Jay - (Rep-60)
Vice Chair:Sommer, Chrissy - (Rep-106)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:5:00 PM or upon afternoon adjournment (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 7
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 52 - Andrews, Allen
Changes in special road district commission membership. Allow members from outside the district if the member lives within the county. Cease holding voter elections for commission members if there have not been candidates in the past two elections.
HCS HB 122 - Frederick, Keith
Expand an exemption to a law restricting Missouri licensed physicians to practice in other states where they are not licensed. Expand the exemption to include providing sports medicine to a team outside the state.
HCS HB 199 - Fraker, Lyndall
Prohibit a county sheriff, marshall, clerk, collector or a deputy for such an officer from serving concurrently as the county treasurer.
HCS HB 247 - Alferman, Justin
Exempt from a requirement for voter approval the sale of a city-owned water or sewer system if the system serves less than 50 percent of the city's population. Also reduce from two-thirds to a simple majority the required voter approval if the issue is submitted to the voters.
HB 248 - Fitzwater, Travis
Establish a program for grants to increase career awareness among students about jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, subject to appropriations.
HB 355 - Bahr, Kurt
Prohibit a home owners' association from prohibiting political signs.
HB 401 - McDaniel, Andrew
Authorize a special auto license plate for members of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, upon a contribution to the organization.
HCS HB 441 - Corlew, Kevin
Restrict a public school from censoring or interferring with the content provided by a "student journalist" for a school-sponsored media outlet.
HB 558 - Ross, Robert
Exempt water jet skis and boats without railing from a law prohibiting a person from riding on various locations on a boat such as decking below the bow, the top of a seat back, etc.
HB 587 - Redmon, Craig
Require one rather than two surety bonds by the treasurer of seven-director school districts.
HB 599 - Hansen, Jim
Repeal a requirement that a high school graduate attend a higher education institution immediately within three years of graduation to receive a A+ college scholarship, if otherwise eligible. Allow getting the scholarship if college enrollment after three years.

Committee:Special Committee on Innovation and Technology
Chair:Berry, T.J. - (Rep-38)
Vice Chair:Grier, Derek - (Rep-100)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:12:00 PM or upon morning adjournment (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 4
Note:Presentatiion from Google, Micro Soft and VM Ware.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Committee:Special Committee on Small Business
Chair:McCaherty, John - (Rep-97)
Vice Chair:Andrews, Allen - (Rep-1)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:5:00 PM or upon afternoon adjournment (whichever is later)
Location:House Hearing Room 6
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 406 - Davis, Charlie
Exempt military veterans from various business registration fees.
HB 679 - Redmon, Craig
Various liquor law changes. Include "solicitors" under a provision regulating distillers, wholsalers, winmakers and brewers. Restrict who can sell liquor dispensing accessories.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 99 - Swan, Kathy
Require a Revenue Department statement of no taxes are due for a person or business to submit a contract bid for a project involving public funds.

***Amended***
Committee:Special Committee on Tourism
Chair:Justus, Jeffery - (Rep-156)
Vice Chair:Gannon, Elaine - (Rep-115)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:5:00 PM
Location:House Hearing Room 4
Note:Presentation of the Missouri Division of Tourism's Annual Report. Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 654 - Rowland, Lyle
Establish a commission to organize the bicentennial celebration of the exploration of the Ozarks by Hwenry Schoolcraft in 1819.
HB 674 - Dohrman, Dean
Declare Jim the Wonder Dog as Missouri's Wonder Dog.

***Amended***
Committee:Utilities
Chair:Miller, Rocky - (Rep-124)
Vice Chair:Plocher, Dean - (Rep-89)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time:5:00 PM
Location:House Hearing Room 5
Note:Adding House Bill 827 Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 243 - Davis, Charlie
Require the Public Service Commission to approve automatic rate adjustment provisions for water and sewer companies. Similar to natural gas provisions. Allow changes in customer usage to be included in the automatic rate adjustments that do not require approval by the PSC
HB 656 - Rhoads, Shawn
Expand the rights of wireless transmission equipment to be placed on existing structures. Expand a law that requires local government to provide access for wireless communications services to have access to government facilities for transmitters.
HB 827 - DeGroot, Bruce
Change how charges are assessed and allocated to utilities by the Public Service Commission for the cost of regulating public utilities. Also change how the costs can be included in rates to allow including the costs a utility's the next rate case.

***Amended***
Committee:Workforce Development
Chair:Lauer, Jeanie - (Rep-32)
Vice Chair:Fitzwater, Travis - (Rep-49)
Date:Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Adjourned
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 4
Note: Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 799 - Lauer, Jeanie
Count as teacher development contact hours time spent in a program with that provides employment experience at a local business working on subjects taught by the teacher, with supervision by the school.
HB 680 - Fitzwater, Paul
Require the Education Department to grant a license to a non-profit organization to operate three high schools to serve adults in specific areas including St. Louis city, Boone County, Butler County and/or Christian County.



Hearing Date Thursday, February 23, 2017
Committee:Budget
Chair:Fitzpatrick, Scott - (Rep-158)
Vice Chair:Alferman, Justin - (Rep-61)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 3
Note:Budget presentations from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Conservation.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 267 - Brattin, Rick
Require state departments to provide each year to the House Budget Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee a zero-based budgeting analysis of expenditures and planned expenditures.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 858 - McCann Beatty, Gail
Require the attorney general provide an annual report to the legislature on activities and expenss of the Legal Expense Fund that provides lawsuit coverage for state workers who are sued for work-related activities.

Committee:Corrections and Public Institutions
Chair:Fitzwater, Paul - (Rep-144)
Vice Chair:Roden, Shane - (Rep-111)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 1
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

HB 924 - Remole, Tim
Require a county jail mailing of a check of a prisoner's commissary account balance upon notice of release if the balance is $10 or more.
HB 419 - Peters, Joshua
Require the Corrections Department purchases of agricultural products be produced in Missouri, if the cost is not higher than products from outside Missouri.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 268 - Brattin, Rick
Require charging 50 cents for an inmate who has a non-emergency health exam or treatment by prison medical staff, with some exceptions.

***Amended***
Committee:Fiscal Review
Chair:Haefner, Marsha - (Rep-95)
Vice Chair:Vescovo, Rob - (Rep-112)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:30 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 6
Note:Executive Session will be held on any matter referred to the committee. Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HCS HB 151 - Corlew, Kevin
Establish two types of driving licenses, one that complies the federal REAL ID requirements and the other which collects less inormation about the driver. Let the applicant choose which type of license to obtain.
HCS HB 662 - Rone, Donald
Give the Agriculture Department power to impose civil fines for violation of some herbicides that caused the herbicide to drift onto another farmer's land.

Committee:Judiciary
Chair:McGaugh, Joe Don - (Rep-39)
Vice Chair:Corlew, Kevin - (Rep-14)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:9:30 AM
Location:South Gallery
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 144 - McGaugh, Joe Don
Impose restrictions and requirements on family members making decisions on terminating medical care. Establish a priority list of those who can health care decisions for an incapacitated person. Prohibit withdrawing support from a pregnant patient.

***Amended***
Committee:Special Committee on Homeland Security
Chair:Higdon, Galen - (Rep-11)
Vice Chair:Kidd, Bill - (Rep-20)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 4
Note:Pursuant to Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution, and 610.021(10), (19), (20), and (21) RSMo., portions of the meeting may be closed. Amended
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HCR 7 -- FALUN GONG
Sponsor: Morris, Lynn (Rep-140)
Urges the United States government to condemn the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners

***Cancelled***
Committee:Special Committee on Homeland Security
Chair:Higdon, Galen - (Rep-11)
Vice Chair:Kidd, Bill - (Rep-20)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 4
Note:Pursuant to Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution, and 610.021(10), (19), and (21) RSMo., portions of the meeting may be closed.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Committee:Subcommittee on Corrections Workforce Environment and Conduct
Chair:Hansen, Jim - (Rep-40)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:30 AM or upon adjournment of the Corrections and Public Institutions Committee meeting.
Location:House Hearing Room 1
Note:The subcommittee will be hearing testimony from one former and two current Department of Corrections employees.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Committee:Transportation
Chair:Reiboldt, Bill - (Rep-160)
Vice Chair:Ruth, Becky - (Rep-114)
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 7
Note:Notice the change in date and Hearing Room for this meeting only. Executive Session will be first.
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

HB 824 - Reiboldt, Bill
Change the definition of an enclosed three-wheeled autocycle for which a helmet is not required. Rather than defining the vehicles in Missouri law, have then defined by whatever is defined by the U.S. Transportation Department.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 560 - Redmon, Craig
Require the commercial driver license skills test for a school bus driver 70 years of age or older.
HB 738 - Kolkmeyer, Glen
Let a motor vehicle engine manufacturer provide repair services for larger engines if it had a facility in the state as of January 1, 2016.
HB 811 - Ruth, Becky
Expand the area for which a port authority can provide tax breaks for businesses creating new jobs.
HB 834 - Korman, Bart
Earmark revenue from two cents of the tax on diesel fuel into a fund for expanding the capacity of roads designated by thr U.S. Transportation Dept. secretary as part of the primary freight network.
HB 631 - Redmon, Craig
Allow a two-year license endorsement for a school bus driving license.



Hearing Date Monday, February 27, 2017
Committee:Special Committee on Litigation Reform
Chair:Lant, Bill - (Rep-159)
Vice Chair:White, Bill - (Rep-161)
Date:Monday, February 27, 2017
Time:1:00 PM
Location:House Hearing Room 6
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.

Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 156 - Corlew, Kevin
Require that an arbiter make the initial decisions in a dispute between an employer and at-will employee unless the agreement expressly delegated arbitration to the court.
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 598 - Cornejo, Robert
Limit the fees a lawyer can get in a contingency-fee to a percentage of the award.
HB 890 - Mathews, Kirk
Impose restrictions on punitive damage claims in medical medical malpractice lawsuits. Increase the amount of damages awarded that goes to the tort victims' compensation fund.

Committee:Special Committee on Urban Issues
Chair:Curtis, Courtney Allen - (Rep-73)
Vice Chair:Stacy, Dan - (Rep-31)
Date:Monday, February 27, 2017
Time:5:00 PM or upon adjournment
Location:House Hearing Room 5
Note:
Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.


Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:
HB 522 - Ellington, Brandon
Establish a program in St. Louis and Kansas City to reduce violent crime.
HB 847 - Walker, Faith
Require state-funded teacher education programs to require students to demonstrate proficiency on the concepts of trauma-informed approach and truamua-specific intervention as defined by the federal government.
HCR 14 -- OPERATION LARGE AREA COVERAGE
Sponsor: Smith, Clem (Rep-085)
Strongly urges the U.S. Army to explain chemical testing that occurred in St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s and requests the federal government to conduct a study on the health effects of such tests
Executive Session will be held on the following bills:
HB 615 - Curtis, Courtney
Authorize the Natural Resources Department to acquire land in Kinlock for a state park.
HB 616 - Curtis, Courtney
Establish a joint program between Lincoln University and Harris-Stowe State University to develop a plan on urban education.
HB 618 - Curtis, Courtney
Prohibit transfer money in the St. Louis County Community Children's Services Fund from being transfered to a state child services fund or to St. Louis County.
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