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Senate Committee meetings
As of (04/26/2017) at 12:12 PM

Committee: Government Reform, Senator Ed Emery, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  8:00 AM
Room:  SCR 1
HCS HB 573 - McGaugh, Joe Don
Impose requirements on a settlement offer in a lawsuit involving personal injury or death. Prohibit a time limit for acceptance less than 90 days. Require various records be provided in a settlement offer.
HCS HB 159 - McGaugh, Joe Don
Extend to veterinarians a law requiring a medical malpractice suit be brought within two years.
HB 598 - Cornejo, Robert
Limit the fees a lawyer can get in a contingency-fee to a percentage of the award.
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Amended 1: 4/24/17 6:11 PM
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children, Senator David Sater, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  8:00 A.M.
Room:  Senate Lounge
HCS HB 260 - Brown, Cloria
Expand a provision providing preference for foster parent placement of a child to include someone with a close relationship with the child (whether related or not) such as a godparent, neighbor, teacher or close family friend.
HCS HB 1158 - Franklin, Diane
Require to retain a child abuse report and identifying information if it finds "sufficient evidence" of abuse, but not the perpetrator(s). In such a case, prohibit putting the name of a suspected perpetrator in the child abuse registry.
NOTE: HCS HB 1158 ADDED TO BILLS TO BE CONSIDERED
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Brown, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
HCS HB 17 - Fitzpatrick, Scott
Appropriations transfering money into various agency accounts.
HCS HB 18 - Fitzpatrick, Scott
Appropriations for state government building maintenance.
HCS HB 19 - Fitzpatrick, Scott
Appropriations for new building construction, upgrades and expansion.
MARK-UP
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Amended 1: 4/24/17 8:58 AM
Committee: Health and Pensions, Senator Rob Schaaf, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Room:  SCR 1
HCS HB 780 - Hill, Justin
Establish a task force to develop a plan for the state to seek a federal waiver/permission to establish the state's own alternative to the federal Alternative Care Act for health insurance.
Time Change
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Ways and Means, Senator Will Kraus, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
HB 849 - Pfautsch, Donna
Expand to other types of local governments various requirements involving the state auditor that currently are applied to transportation districts such as fines for not submitting financial statements to the auditor.
Note: location and time change from usual meetings
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Amended 1: 4/26/17 11:39 AM
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Ryan Silvey, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
HCS HB 142 - Berry, T. J.
Allow depreciation of property value in the assessment of telephone company property.
HB 571 - Engler, Kevin
Increase the maximum fee for explosives from $2 per ton to as much $7.50, but prohibit the fee being higher than the cost of administering the explosive-use law. The House-amended version exempts use of explosives from noise-nuisance lawsuits in some cases such as use under a federal permit. Also exempt explosive use from nusiance noise ordinances if regulated by a state law on explosives.
HCS HB 334 - Lauer, Jeanie
Various changes in 911 emergency services provisions. Allow various local governments to impose a fee on phone services for 911, upon voter approval. Impose a 3 percent tax on prepaid wireless services. Establish provisions for consolidating 911 boards.
HCS 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.
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Amended 2: 4/25/17 1:53 PM
Committee: General Laws, Senator Bob Onder, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  12:00 pm or upon morning recess
Room:  SCR 1
SB 56 - Holsman, Jason
Authorize marijuana for medical treatment upon approval by licensed physician for certain defined medical conditions including cancer, glaucoma and various neurological ailments.
SB 153 removed from the hearing at the request of the Sponsor
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Progress and Development, Senator Gina Walsh, Chairwoman
Date:  Wednesday, April 26
Time:  1:30 PM
Room:  Bingham Conference Room
HCS HB 935 - Haefner, Marsha
Authorize St. Louis area counties to put on the ballot a sales tax to help finance the St. Louis zoo.
***Note the time and location change.***
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Insurance and Banking, Senator Paul Wieland, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
HCS HB 741 - Engler, Kevin
Provide an exemption for filing with the Insurance Department insurance coverage plans and rates for various types of policies including fidelty, aircraft, kidnapping, etc.
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:00am
Room:  HHR 7
2nd Quarter Meeting

Committee: Local Government and Elections, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:00am
Room:  Pershing Conference Room
Executive Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Seniors, Families and Children, Senator David Sater, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:00 A.M.
Room:  Bingham Conference Room
Executive Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:00 AM
Room:  Senate Lounge
HCS HB 694 - Redmon, Craig
Establish an alternative to fuel decals for taxing propane for motor-fuel taxes. The amended House version cuts the alternative tax decal tax by one half for electric plug-in hybrid vehicles.
SB 510 - Dixon, Bob
Repeal the prohibition on persons under age 22 using a mobile device while driving. Provide that using a mobile device, GPS, playing an electronic game, eating or grooming can be a violation of the law requiring that a vehicle be driving in a careful and prudent manner.
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Amended 1: 4/26/17 9:27 AM
Committee: Professional Registration, Senator Jeanie Riddle, Chairwoman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:30AM
Room:  Bingham Conference Room
The location has been changed to the Bingham Conference Room.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, Senator Mike Kehoe, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  9:30am
Room:  Pershing Conference Room
Executive Session to be held on SCR 6, SCR 17, SCR 25, SCR 26, HCR 6, HCR 35 and HCR 47.

Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Ryan Silvey, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  Upon morning adjournment
Room:  Bingham Conference Room
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Senator Brian Munzlinger, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 27
Time:  1:00 PM
Room:  Pershing Conference Room
Executive Session on HB719
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW ON ANY BILL HEARD BY THIS COMMITTEE

Committee: Joint Committee on Education, Senator Gary Romine, Chairman
Date:  Monday, May 1
Time:  12:30 P.M.
Room:  SCR 2
1. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will present a draft state response to the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2. Election of JCED Chair and Co-Chair 3. Discuss possible JCED interim projects
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY FOLLOW

Committee: Administration, Senator Ron Richard, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, May 4
Time:  8:00 a.m.
Room:  Room 326
A vote may be taken to hold a closed meeting pursuant to Section 610.022.2 relating to closed meetings and Section 610.021 (3) relating to personnel matters and Section 610.021 (1) relating to legal matters.
EXECUTIVE SESSION

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