This week we will continue with the list of signed, vetoed, and partially vetoed legislation. Next week will finish the list. Here is the list of bill action for June:
Signed into law
* House Bill 1: Appropriations.
* House Bill 2: Appropriations for K-12 education.
* House Bill 3: Appropriations for higher education.
* House Bill 4: Appropriations for Department of Revenue and Department of Transportation.
* House Bill 5: Appropriations.
* House Bill 6: Appropriations for Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Conservation.
* House Bill 7: Appropriations.
* House Bill 8: Appropriations Department of Public Safety.
* House Bill 9: Appropriations Department of Corrections.
* House Bill 10: Appropriations Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services.
* House Bill 11: Appropriations Department of Social Services.
* House Bill 12: Appropriations.
* House Bill 13: Appropriations.
* House Bill 14: Supplemental appropriations.
* House Bill 17: Appropriations for capital improvements and other purposes.
* House Bill 18: Appropriations for capital improvement projects involving the maintenance, repair, replacement, and improvement of state buildings and facilities.
* House Bill 19: Appropriations for capital improvement projects.
* House Bill 58: Deals with requirements of vendors selling portable electronic insurance coverage.
* House Bill 68: Designates the month of November as "Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month" and the last week in October as "Respiratory Syncytial Virus Awareness Week."
* House Bill 133: Changes state laws regarding the accreditation requirements for reinsurance companies in order to comply with a 2010 federal law.
* House Bill 212: Changes the laws regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
* House Bill 307: Sets forth the conditions necessary for a city to remove a non-elected police chief.
* House Bill 315: Helps pharmacies refill prescriptions on an emergency basis, and also help expands telehealth capabilities.
* House Bill 316: Extends the sunset on the funding formula for the Division of Tourism Supplemental Revenue Fund from June 2015 to June 2020.
* House Bill 336: Provides First Amendment protection for Kansas City police officers for off duty political activity.
* House Bill 349: Allows an individual licensing a vehicle for 12,000 pounds or greater to request a second license plate (this is for identification in states other than Missouri that often require two plates).
* House Bill 404: Adds police officers to the list of workers who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for medical conditions that are shown to have been directly caused by job-induced psychological stress.
* House Bill 418: Modifies the Kansas City Police Employee Retirement Systems to improve funded ratios and lower overall plan costs by creating a Tier II retirement benefit structure for officers and civilians hired on or after August 28, 2013.
* House Bill 428: Modifies the procedure insurers must undertake to purchase a vehicle through the claims process when they are unable to obtain negotiable title, among other provisions. House Bill 428 also authorizes motor vehicle dealers to provide a public school or college with a new or used vehicle as a courtesy or driver training vehicle.
* House Bill 451: Allows a county governing body to amend its budget up to twice during the year if there is an unanticipated decline in revenues of two percent or more during the fiscal year.
* House Bill 478: Revises statutory language related to credit unions to more closely follow similar statutory language related to banks. * House Bill 498: Eliminates certain requirements for corporate dividends paid from paid-in surplus.
* House Bill 656: Combines the parking enforcement division and the parking meter division in the City of St. Louis into the parking division.
* House Bill 715: Authorizes motorcycles to be equipped with brake lights that blink with varying brightness for not more than five seconds when the brakes are applied.
* House Bill 722: Modifies the retirement system for the St. Louis Police Department by reducing the minimum years of service for officers to be eligible for disability retirement pension under certain circumstances and creating a three member medical board to review applications for disability retirement.
* Senate Bill 33: Ensures those with disabilities can utilize service dogs, and also designates Dec. 4 as "PKS Day".
* Senate Bill 35: Authorizes a check-off box on the Missouri tax forms for contributions to the newly created Pediatric Cancer Research Trust Fund.
* Senate Bill 36: Enables juvenile courts to retain jurisdiction over future cases involving juveniles who are tried as adults, but found not guilty.
* Senate Bill 47: Adds to the list of legal guardians of a child who may receive subsidies.
* Senate Bill 58: Clarifies land annexation guidelines for communities and authorizes certain nuisance abatements.
* Senate Bill 72: Designates May as "Motorcycle Awareness Day" and Dec. 4 as "PKS Day."
* Senate Bill 121: Concerns liquor laws, including creating temporary liquor permit for festivals and making it easier for beer brewed at home for personal or family use to be taken to competition and other judging events.
* Senate Bill 126: Assures rights of Missouri pharmacy owners to opt not to carry or maintain certain devices or pharmaceuticals within their stores.
* Senate Bill 148: Concerns with salvage titling. The bill authorizes an applicant to obtain a temporary salvage permit for purposes of transporting a salvage vehicle to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) inspection station. Senate Bill 157: Strengthens the regulation of scrap metal purchases to prevent and combat the criminal trade.
* Senate Bill 159: Concerns charges for physical therapist service.
* Senate Bill 197: Helps protect the public from the spread of tuberculosis, and provide information to college students regarding meningococcal disease.
* Senate Bill 205: Allows for higher education or armed services visits for children in foster care or in the Division of Youth Services and raises the age limit for foster care re-entry. Senate Bill 208: Raises the age limit for when a youth may reenter into foster care.
* Senate Bill 216 : Contains similar language to legislation already signed by the Governor to protect law enforcement officers' and first responders' First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform.
* Senate Bill 229: Modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry.
* Senate Bill 257: Modifies provisions contained in the Port Improvement District Act.
* Senate Bill 282: Adds emergency medical technicians (EMT) to the list of those persons who may submit a report to the Director of the Department of Revenue regarding a person's competency to operate a motor vehicle.
* Senate Bill 357: Simplifies the process for perfection of a mechanics lien for rented machinery and equipment and increases the period of time the lien claimant has to file the notice of lien.
* House Bill 253: Establishes the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2013.
* Senate Bill 29: Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks.
* Senate Bill 51: Modifies the process for obtaining free license plate tabs, increases the fees that fee offices may charge for issuing driver's licenses, registering motor vehicles, and other motor vehicle related services. The fee for annually registering motor vehicles is increased from $3.50 to $5.00, and other license-related issues.
* Senate Bill 267: Specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries.
Signed into law but vetoed in part
* House Bill 7: Appropriates money for the expenses and distributions of the departments of Economic Development; Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration; and Labor and Industrial Relations.
* House Bill 10: Appropriates money for the expenses, grants, refunds, and distributions of the Department of Mental Health, Board of Public Buildings, and Department of Health and Senior Services.
* House Bill 19: Appropriates money for capital improvement projects.
The Bipartisan Committee on Privacy Protection chaired by Rep. Stanley Cox (52), met last week to hear testimony from several officials from the governor's staff. Originally refusing to appear before the committee, the staffers appeared after Rep. Cox and the committee issued subpoenas.
In testimony the witnesses denied knowledge of the Department of Revenue's actions and the implementation of the Real ID Act. The governor's Deputy Chief of Staff Peter Lyskowski denied compliance with Real ID stating that the earlier testimony that the department adheres to 35 of 39 requirements in the federal law just make sense with secure practices. Committee members fired back with charges that compliance was the goal as expressed in a letter to Homeland Security.
The Real ID Act passed Congress in 2005 and requires extensive personal information for the issuance of a driver's license. The Missouri General Assembly rejected compliance with the act in 2009. The letter to Homeland Security was written in 2010 after the implementation of Missouri's law.
It is an honor to serve the 51st District in the Missouri House of Representatives. Each week I will issue a capitol report to keep you informed of activities in Jefferson City. Any concerns or issues you might have are of great interest to me. I look forward to your input and thoughts, so please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, concerns, or ideas to improve our state government and the quality of life for all Missourians. My telephone number is 573-751-2204 or you may contact me by email at email@example.com. Thank you for working me to make Missouri a great place to live.