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Senate Committee meetings
As of (03/05/2021) at 04:10 PM

Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, Chairman
Date:  Monday, March 8
Time:  1:30 P.M.
Room:  SCR 1
SB 181 - Luetkemeyer, Tony
Several exemptions to a law restricting an agreement between a business restricting an employee actions after leaving employment. Extend how long the convent restrictions can be applied from one year to two years.
SB 314 - Hough, Lincoln
Include the state attorney general and assistant attorney general to a law making tampering with a judicial officer a crime.
SB 331 - Burlison, Eric
Impose additional disclosure requirements on persons filing lawsuits involving asbestos exposure. Require that the plaintiff file claims to all asbestos trust funds available to the plaintiff.
SB 338 - Luetkemeyer, Tony
Authorize a trustee to distribute property from one trust to one or more second trusts. Various other trust law changes.
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Joint Committee on Legislative Research, Representative Shaul, Chairman
Date:  Monday, March 8
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Room:  House Hearing Room 7
Organizational Meeting Some portions of the meeting may be closed pursuant to Section 610.021(3).

Amended 1: 3/4/21 11:34 AM
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Senator Mike Bernskoetter, Chairman
Date:  Monday, March 8
Time:  2:30 p.m.
Room:  SCR 2
SJR 16 - Eslinger, Karla
Establish a constitutional right to hunt and fish.
SJR 3 - Hoskins, Denny
Establish a state constitutional right to hunt. Prohibit any law from "unreasonably" restricting hunting, fishing or harvesting wildlife."
SB 490 - Bernskoetter, Mike
Expand a program providing loans for small livestock farmers from those with less than $250,00 in gross income to less than $500,000.
SB 491 - Bernskoetter, Mike
Expand licensing requirements for pesticide applicators. Restrict a pesticide technican from using or determining the need for a pesticde without a licensed pesticide technican in the same location.
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length. Any such submission will be available to inspect in the office of the Chairman.

Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety, Senator Justin Brown, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  8:15am
Room:  SCR 1
SB 239 - Luetkemeyer, Tony
Require the Transportation Department post on its website the cost estimate and completion date when bids on a contract for the work are opened.
SB 317 - May, Karla
Impose due process and other requirements in a hearing to suspend a driving license or professional license for failure to meet a child support order. Add provisions under which a person could keep a license.
SB 520 - Roberts, Steve
Designate a portion of Highway 180 in St. Louis city the "Captain David Dorn Memorial Highway."
SB 493 - Gannon, Elaine
Require a rear-facing restrain system be used in a child under two years of age who is riding in a vehicle.
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
Department of Public Safety procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, Senator Caleb Rowden, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
Review of Consent Bills in Executive Session. procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Economic Development, Senator Denny Hoskins, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  10:30 a.m. or Upon Morning Recess
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 545 - Williams, Brian
Restore an expired tax credit for business research expenses. Increase the amount of the credit from 6.5 percent to 10 percent of the research expenses. Increase the total amount of tax credits that can be awarded.
SB>554 - Eigel
Creates the 2021 Federal Economic Stimulus Fund
SB 461 - Koenig, Andrew
Provide a tax deduction for adoption and foster parents.
SB 418 - Crawford, Sandy
Extend to mid-2027 the expiration of tax credits for railroad freight operations that already has expired.
SB 188 - Beck, Doug
Provide tax credits to grocery stories in lower income areas where there are not near-by full-service grocery stories for residents.
SB 500 - Schupp, Jill
Provide a state tax credit for a percentage of the federal tax credit received for child and dependent care for those with a taxable income below $50,000 for a single head of household tax filing or below $80,000 for a married tax filing.
SB>556 - Hoskins
Modifies provisions relating to the Department of Economic Development
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • All entrants to the Capitol building will be required to submit to screening questions and physical screening. Members of the public must enter the building using the carriage entrance. • Public seating in committees will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. No overflow space will be available. • Public seating for committee hearings held in the Senate chamber will be in the 4th floor gallery. • Committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found at www.senate.mo.gov for each committee room. • The public is encouraged to submit written testimony in lieu of in person oral testimony due to the limited public seating available. • Written testimony may be submitted in lieu of in person testimony via email to chris.sutherland@senate.mo.gov. All submissions must be received prior to the hearing.

Committee: General Laws, Senator Bill Eigel, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  10:30 AM or upon morning recess
Room:  SCR 1
SB 272 - Mosley, Angela
Prohibit the Lottery Commission from publishing the name or other identifying information of lottery winners.
SB 394 - Moon, Mike
Declare that Missouri reserves the right of taxation involving any Missouri land transferred to the federal government. Require legislative approval to transfer land to the federal government. Repeal a law ceding federal jurisdiction for dealing with crimes at various national parks and historic sites in Missouri.
SB 488 - May, Karla
Provide a fund for grants for services in high crime areas to deter criminal behavior.
* SB 532 - Rehder, Holly
Designate January 12 as "Rush Limbaugh Day."
SB 551 - May, Karla
Establish a program in the Public Safety Department to provide services to police officers suffering from stress and potential psychological trauma from an incident. Require a police officer meet with a service provider every three to five years for a mental health check-in.
SJR 15 - Eslinger, Karla
Expand the constitutional right to bear arms to include accessories used in hunting and sport shooting.
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Insurance and Banking, Senator Paul Wieland, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  12:00 p.m.
Room:  SCR 1
SB 474 - Bean, Jason
Repeal legal prohibitions on Health benefit plan deductible charges.
SB 475 - Bean, Jason
Repeal a requirement that an association have been in existence for a least two years to be eligible to be offered group health insurance.
SB 485 - Gannon, Elaine
Declare air ambulance services to be covered by insurance regulation requirements, under some cirumstances.
SB 501 - Wieland, Paul
Change the starting date for a two-year insurance producer license from the date the license was produced to the birth date of the producer.
The Senate Committee on Insurance and Banking may go into Executive Session and vote on Senate Bill 45, Senate Bill 105, Senate Bill 310. • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. SCR1 has space for 15 individuals in addition to Senators and staff. As chairman I have no control over who is allowed access to the room, I strongly suggest interested parties line up prior to the doors opening. Due to the limited seating capacity, we ask that individuals who have completed their testimony and have no further business with the committee to be courteous of individuals that maybe waiting outside for their turn to testify. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm The Chair has no control over when the streaming begins or ends, I would strongly advise all members and attendees to assume that anything said in the committee room may be live streamed. This includes the time before and after the meeting is called to order. The Chair has no ability to control the quality of the streaming process, with some witnesses wearing masks it is possible that some testimony may be inaudible. • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ This committee will only accept testimony for or against a bill and does not accept testimony for informational purposes. While all testimony will be shared with all committee members, unless witnesses are present and willing to answer questions from committee members, these comments will not be part of the official record. • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
Date:  Tuesday, March 9
Time:  1:30 pm
Room:  Joint Committee Room
Organizational Meeting

Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Mike Cierpiot, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, March 10
Time:  8:00am
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 335 - Brattin, Rick
Exempt wholsale sale of electricity through a regional transmission organization from rate regulation by the Public Service Commission, if provided under federal tariffs for regional transmission.
SB 406 - Cierpiot, Mike
Restrict what the utility-regulating Public Service Commission can consider in basing rates.
* SB 280 - Cierpiot, Mike
Require the utility-regulating Public Service Commission fund the Public Counsel who represents consumer interests and increase the assessment on regulated utilities to cover the extra costs. Currently the Public Counsel is funded by appropriations.
SB 92 - Riddle, Jeanie
Require that the property tax assessment of a public utility for a local industrial development bond issue be based on the county assessor's local tax rolls.
SB 249 - Burlison, Eric
Prohibit a property deed restriction, convenant or similar agreement prohibit or restrict installation of solar panels.
procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, March 10
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Progress and Development, Senator Jill Schupp, Chairwoman
Date:  Wednesday, March 10
Time:  9:00 AM
Room:  SCR 1
Executive Session Only. procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, March 11
Time:  8:30 a.m.
Room:  SCR 2
Overview of Governor's FY2021 Supplemental Budget procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: • Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

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