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Senate Committee meetings
As of (01/28/2022) at 07:59 PM

Amended 1: 1/27/22 4:40 PM
Committee: Gubernatorial Appointments, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Monday, January 31
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
APPOINTMENTS: Donald G. Kauerauf, as Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (Schatz) K. Douglas Mertens, Republican, as a member of the State Technical College of Missouri Board of Regents (Rowden) Timothy E. Wahl, Democrat, as a member of the Workers' Compensation Determinations Review Board (Rowden) Andrew Evans, Democrat, as a member of the Amusement Ride Safety Board (Hegeman) Becky Ruth, as The Missouri Child Advocate in the Office of Child Advocate for Children's Protection and Services (Wieland) Ann Kampeter, Republican, as a member of the Missouri State University Board of Governors (Riddle) William W. Harlow, as a member of the Coroner Standards and Training Commission (Hoskins) Dawn Cramer, as a member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners (Arthur) Kenny Kovacs, as a member of the Organ Donation Advisory Committee (Arthur) Katie Jo Wheeler, as a member of the Administrative Hearing Commission (Arthur) Eric J. Dove, Republican, as a member of the Dam and Reservoir Safety Council (Burlison) Joseph B. Nickell, Independent, as a member of the Amusement Ride Safety Board (Brown) Sidney W. Conklin, as a member of the Coroner Standards and Training Commission (O'Laughlin) Jamilah Nasheed, Democrat, as a member of the Missouri Parole Board (Roberts) Antoine R. Lee, Democrat, as a member of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission (Washington) Dexter A. Martin, Democrat, as a member of the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents (Mosley) *Added Timothy E. Wahl; K. Douglas Mertens; Dawn Cramer; and Dexter A. Martin

Committee: Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
Date:  Monday, January 31
Time:  2:00 P.M.
Room:  Joint Committee Room-117
-Director Patrick McKenna, MoDOT Annual Report -Pending application(s) for memorial highway and bridge designations -Pending application(s) for specialty license plates 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.house.mo.gov

Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, Chairman
Date:  Monday, January 31
Time:  2:00 P.M.
Room:  SCR 1
SB 831 - Brown, Justin
Create a crime for tampering with an ATM (automated teller machine.
SB 833 - 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 883 - White, Bill
Give the Office of Administration commissioner power to require a bond of any state employee or agent of the state with access to state property. Require a blanket bond by the state to cover those in the judiciary, rather than separate bonds.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes.

Amended 1: 1/27/22 12:57 PM
Committee: Small Business and Industry, Senator Eric Burlison, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  8:15 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
* SB 665 - Bernskoetter, Mike
Shorten the number of weeks in which a person can collect unemployment compensation if the state's unemployment rate drops below nine percent. Make the number of weeks of eligibility a sliding scale based on the unemployment rate to as low as eight weeks. The governor vetoed a similar bill, HB 150 in 2015. The legislature overrode the veto, but the override was struck down by the state Supreme Court based on the Senate delaying a vote on the override until the veto session.
* SB 777 - Brattin, Rick
Require a system by which unemployment compensation claims are referred to the list of open positions listed by the state Labor Department. Refer the positions to the claimants and deny unemployment compensation if a claimant does not participate in the reemployment services.
* SB 808 - Koenig, Andrew
Require a system by which unemployment compensation claims are referred to the list of open positions listed by the state Labor Department. Refer the positions to the claimants and deny unemployment compensation if a claimant does not participate in the reemployment services.

Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety, Senator Justin Brown, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  8:15am
Room:  SCR 1
* SB 666 - Burlison, Eric
Expand the right to use deadly force. Establish a presumption that the defendant "believed such force was necessary." Make such a person "immmune from criminal prosecution and civil action.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes.

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  8:30 am
Room:  SCR 2
Department of Agriculture Department of Conservation

Committee: Economic Development, Senator Denny Hoskins, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  10:30 a.m. or Upon Morning Recess
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 864 - Hoskins, Denny
Add four legislators to the Housing Development Commission that provides funding for affordable housing assistance with two appointed by the House Speaker and two by the Senate president pro tem.
SB 865 - Hoskins, Denny
Add four legislators to the Missouri Development Finance Board -- two appointed by the Senate president pro tem and two by the House speaker. The board provides various grants for economic development.
SB 868 - Koenig, Andrew
Various changes in existing tax credits, mostly technical. Make a tax credit for health insurance costs to not be transferrable to another person.
SB 717 - Washington, Barbara
Provide a tax credit for having an agricultural plot, facility or community-run garden in a lower-income urban area.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes.

Committee: General Laws, Senator Bill Eigel, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  10:30 a.m. or upon morning recess
Room:  SCR 1
SB 690 - Rehder, Holly
Exempt entities registered with the Health Department that operates a hypodermic syringe program from a law establishing a crime of delivery of drug paraphernalia.
SB 849 - Bean, Jason
Establish a "Stars and Stripes Historic Region" in Missouri of several counties.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes.

Committee: Education, Senator Cindy O'Laughlin, Chairwoman
Date:  Tuesday, February 1
Time:  12:00 p.m. or upon conclusion of Economic Development
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 691 - Rehder, Holly
Require a criminal background check of a person 18 years of age or older who requests to enroll in a course offered by a public school, but who is not counted as a student for the purposes of state funding.
SB 703 - Eslinger, Karla
Require the Education Department to establish a process determine before high school graduation confirmation of employment, higher education institution acceptance, vocational school acceptance or commitment to enlist in the military.
* SB 869 - Koenig, Andrew
Various changes in provisions governing charter schools. Require a school district pay a charter school a portion of the district's state funds based on children in the district attending the charter school. Various other changes.

Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Mike Cierpiot, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, February 2
Time:  8:00am
Room:  Senate Lounge
* SB 636 - Onder, Bob
Prohibit an employer require a COVID-19 vaccination for employment or to continue employment. Include state and local government in the prohibition.
* SB 651 - Eigel, Bill
Prohibit an employer to require an employee or prospective employee to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
* SB 693 - Brattin, Rick
Impose various restrictions on COVID-19 vaccination or proof of vaccination requirements. Prohibit requiring students be vaccinated. Require employers provide vaccination exempts for various employee requests.
* SB 702 - Eslinger, Karla
Prohibit an employer from refusing an employee a "reasonable accommodation" from a COVID-19 because of the employee's religious, ethical or moral beliefs. Include such refusal under the definition of an unlawful employment practice.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes.

Committee: Progress and Development, Senator Jill Schupp, Chairwoman
Date:  Wednesday, February 2
Time:  9:30AM
Room:  SCR 1
SB 652 - Rizzo, John
Provide a sales tax exemption for a 2026 FIFA world cup soccer tournament in Jackson County.
Only individuals or organizations testifying in person will be entered into the committee minutes. Executive Session will be held on SB 718.

Amended 1: 1/27/22 4:43 PM
Committee: Gubernatorial Appointments, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, February 2
Time:  10:30 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
APPOINTMENTS: Lori Kramer Clark, as a member of the Organ Donation Advisory Committee (Rowden) Dr. Kimberly Anne Eisenstein, as a member of the Drug Utilization Review Board (Rowden) Kenneth J. Zellers, as Commissioner of the Office of Administration (Koenig) Dr. Julie Renee Ferguson, as a member of the Drug Utilization Review Board (Koenig) Daniel C. Wenzel, as a member of the Missouri Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists (Arthur) Kristina "Tina" Bernskoetter, as a member of the Children's Trust Fund (Bernskoetter) Ericka Baxter, Independent, as a member of the Air Conservation Commission (Burlison) Shelia Solon, as Director of the Division of Professional Registration for the Department of Commerce and Insurance (Luetkemeyer) Astra Ferris, as a member of the Missouri Workforce Development Board (Brattin) Cathy Stepp, as a member of the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Board of Trustees (Moon) Florence L. Hill, Democrat, as a member of the Saint Louis County Board of Election Commissioners (Mosley) *Added Dr. Kimberly Anne Eisenstein

Committee: Appropriations, Senator Dan Hegeman, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, February 3
Time:  8:30 am
Room:  SCR 2
Department of Transportation

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