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Senate Committee meetings
As of (01/19/2020) at 03:53 AM

Committee: Education, Senator Gary Romine, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, January 21
Time:  12:00 noon
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 528 - Cunningham, Mike
Provide that in any fiscal year the amount of money appropriated for local public schools exceeds the formula for distributing funds, the excess funds would be transferred to a school transportation fund. The formula is termed the School Foundation Formula.

Committee: Veterans and Military Affairs, Senator Bill White, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, January 21
Time:  12:00 pm
Room:  SCR 1
SB 560 - Onder, Bob
Give the a non-Missouri military spouse rights to pracitice in a profession for which the spouse is licensed in another state.
Executing on SB 560 - Onder

Committee: Ways and Means, Senator Andrew Koenig, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, January 21
Time:  1 pm
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 583 - Arthur, Lauren
Provide a 100 percent tax deduction for the costs incurred by an elementary or secondary education teacher or administrator, up to $500.
* SB 581 - Cierpiot, Mike
Provide a tax deduction for contributions to a scholarship fund for private school by a child by by lower income parents or guardians of the child.
* SB 573 - Eigel, Bill
Cut the highest income tax rate by 0.3 percent. Impose a surcharge on petroleum products.
Executive Session: SB 574 SB 570

Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, January 21
Time:  2:00 P.M.
Room:  SCR 1
* SB 538 - Libla, Doug
Impose a higher felony penalty for illegal possession of a firearm if the offender had a prior conviction for a dangerous felony, armed criminal action or illegal drug trafficking.
* SB 562 - Onder, Bob
Increase the penalties for various felony crimes involving a deadly weapon.
* SB 601 - Luetkemeyer, Tony
Extend the penalty of armed criminal action from three to 15 years on first offense or from ten to 30 years for a repeat offense. Armed criminal action is felony committed with a dangerous or deadly weapon.

Committee: Joint Task Force on Radiologic Technologist Licensure
Date:  Tuesday, January 21
Time:  5:00 PM
Room:  House Hearing Room 2
Continuation of discussion of recommendations.

Committee: Seniors, Families and Children, Senator David Sater, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  8:00 A.M.
Room:  Senate Lounge
* SB 580 - Cierpiot, Mike
Provide income tax deductions or contributions to a long-term care savings account.
SB 609 - Sater, David
Require any funds arising from a "global settlement" with the attorney general involving drug companies resolving an opioid-related cause of action be us3ed only for opioid addition treatment and services.
SB 623 - Libla, Doug
Various requirements for a guardian ad litem. Require he/she have a face-to-face meeting with the child, notify the court if the case load interfers with standards, that he/she advocates a position in the best interest of the child, have access to all relevant records and access to the child.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
Governor's FY 2021 Budget Recommendations Overview

Amended 1: 1/16/20 12:12 PM
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Wayne Wallingford, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  12:00 PM
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 592 - White, Bill
Various changes in water utility rate provisions. Create a seperate rate increase for infrastructure improvements.
SB 608 - May, Karla
Various changes in requirements involving scrap dealer purchasers. Include materials covered.
Removed SJR 34 from the hearing.

Committee: Gubernatorial Appointments, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  Upon morning recess or adjournment
Room:  Senate Lounge
APPOINTMENTS: David Ott, as a member of the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee (Schatz) Charles E. Atwell, Democrat, as a member of the Public Defender Commission (Schatz) Christopher Waters, Independent, as a member of the Missouri State University Board of Governors (Schatz) Lynn R. Parman, Independent, as a member of the Missouri State University Board of Governors (Luetkemeyer) Mark S. Owen, as a member of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (Luetkemeyer) Pat Conway, Democrat, as a member of the Missouri Gaming Commission (Luetkemeyer) Sharon J. Kissinger, as a member of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri Board of Trustees (Libla) Philip Prewitt, as a member of the Administrative Hearing Commission (O'Laughlin) Dr. Darren Kirchner, as a member of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (O'Laughlin) Deborah A. Roach, Democrat, as a member of the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents (Hegeman) Darla Wierzbicki, Republican, as a member of the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners (Hegeman) Robert R. Gattermeir, Republican, as a member of the State Lottery Commission (Brown) Lance Mayfield, Democrat, as a member of the State Lottery Commission (Romine) W. Dudley McCarter, Independent, as a member of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (Schupp) Dr. Seth M. Hudson, as a member of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Wallingford) Kevin O'Mara, Democrat, as a member of the State Technical College of Missouri Board of Regents (Onder) Ken Weymuth, Republican, as a member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors (Crawford) Stephanie B. Garrett, as a member of the Missouri Workforce Development Board (Crawford) Greta M. Bax, as a member of the Missouri Workforce Development Board (Bernskoetter) Chris Berndt, Republican, as a member of the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (Sater) William G. Buchholz, II, Democrat, as a member of the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (Walsh) Mariann Morgan, Democrat, as a member of the Missouri Southern University Board of Governors (White) Patrick Aaron Seamands, Republican, as a member of the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (Koenig) REAPPOINTMENTS: Vernon Vito Bracy, Democrat, as a member of the Lincoln University Board of Curators (Schupp) Mary Fontana Nichols, Democrat, as a member of the State Environmental Improvment and Energy Resources Authority (Schupp)

Committee: Local Government and Elections, Senator Sandy Crawford, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  12:00pm
Room:  SCR 1
SB 558 - Schatz, Dave
Repeal a provision requiring St. Louis city police live within the city so long as the person lives within one hour of response time of the city.
* SB 522 - Sater, David
Various changes in initiative and referendum petitions. Invalidate signatures if the language when the signatures were collected is altered by a court. Impose a $500 fee along with $10 for each page after the first ten.
SJR 31 - Sater, David
Increase from eight to 15 percent the number of voters required to sign a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot from every Congressional district. Require a two-thirds vote for the amendment to be passed, with execeptions. *

Committee: Health and Pensions, Senator Bob Onder, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, January 22
Time:  1:00pm
Room:  SCR 1
SB 523 - Sater, David
Add language covering fentanyl and other drugs in the list of controlled/prohibited drugs.
SB 617 - Cunningham, Mike
Have the state fire marshal distribute epinephrine auto-injector devices to rural fire protection districts.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, January 23
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
Department of Corrections

Committee: Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Date:  Thursday, January 23
Time:  1:00 P.M. or upon adjournment
Room:  House Hearing Room 7
Discussion on Mental Health.

Committee: Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
Date:  Tuesday, January 28
Time:  8:00 am
Room:  Rm 117
Report from Director McKenna of MODOT. Report on specialty plate application from Department of Revenue. Report on highway naming application from MODOT.