Missouri Government News for Week of Jan. 24, 2000
|.||Bill Would Ban Sex With Animals (01/27/00)|
|.||Alcohol-Free Capitol Building? (01/27/00)|
|.||Last year's drunk driving legislation opponent proposes new .08 bill (01/27/00)|
Unlike another .08 bill proposed by Republican Senator Morris Westfall, however, Caskey's bill would not necessarily make a .08 conviction a felony.
The .08 legislation is necessary to receive federal highway construction funds.
|.||Lawmakers Question Proposal to Ban Childcare on Riverboat Casinos (01/26/00)|
The bill was introduced by St. Charles representative Charles Gross who says gambling boats are a poor environment and have a negative effect on children.
Raytown Representative Ralph Monaco said the committee should make sure they are not outlaing daycare centers at other facilities before they pass the bill.
|.||The Missouri House gives preliminary approval to tobacco settlement legislation. (01/26/00)|
Only one Republican attempted to alter the intent of the bill.
|.||Bills would give consumers a way to avoid telemarketers (01/25/00)|
Companies could be fined up to $5,000 for calling people on the list.
|.||Ticket Scalping May Become Legal (01/25/00)|
Now, one representative is looking to change that.
|.||A leading Republican says the Democrat's highway plan falls short (01/25/00)|
Scott says the state needs a long-term solution-- not a quick fix.
|.||Democratic gubernatorial candidate weighs in on highway issue (01/25/00)|
However, Holden says the plan isn't enough.
He says a long-term solution is necessary.
|.||Senate Bill Wants to Lower Speed Limit for Truck Drivers (01/25/00)|
Trucker speed limits would drop from 70 mph to 65 mph on rural interstates and from 60 mph to 55 mph on urban highways in areas like St. Louis and Kansas City.
The AAA supports the bill and the trucking industry opposes it.
|.||Democratic lawmakers have a plan to finance road repair in Missouri. (01/25/00)|
Also included in their plan is a provision giving the legislature more power over what roads get repaired.
|.||Candidates React to Supreme Court's Decision on Missouri Finance Law (01/24/00)|
His opponent Bill Kenny says that he plans to keep his funds unless otherwise required to give them back.
|.||Access to Motor Vehicle Records Might Get Harder (01/24/00)|
Senators John Russell and Larry Rohrbach say they want to restrict the amount of personal information that businesses are able to access.
|.||The US Supreme Court upholds Missouri's campaign finance restrictions. (01/24/00)|
The court's decision puts a stop to political candidates that have been getting as much as $100,000 from a single contributor. Under the court-upheld limits, a statewide candidate is limited to slightly more than $1,000 from a contributor.