Wednesday is the veto session for 2013. There are several bills to be considered. The procedure is that the chamber (House or Senate) introducing the bill must take up the override. Those bills called to a vote will be given a "yes" to override or a "no" to sustain. If two thirds of the members vote yes, it will be passed to the other chamber. This is an unusual session with the volume of vetoes, so the typical one day of Veto Session may stretch longer.
Here is a list and summary of the bills vetoed by the governor:
Bill No.: Summary
HB110: Changes the laws regarding the selection of statewide public officials to secure an election rather than appointment.
HB253: This is the controversial bill: Changes the laws regarding the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, tax amnesty, the community development district tax, income tax, sales and use tax, use tax nexus, and the transportation development tax. Income taxes can be reduced over a 10 year period. There are no funding cuts.
HB278: Prohibits any state or local governmental entity; public building, park, or school; or public setting or place from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration, or discussion of any federal holiday.
HB301: Changes the laws regarding certain sexual offenses and sexually violent offenders and establishes a prisoner re-entry program for certain offenders.
HB329: Changes the laws regarding financial institutions.
HB339: Requires uninsured motorists to forfeit recovery of noneconomic damages under certain circumstances.
HB436: Another controversial bill: Establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizen's rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
HB611: Changes the laws regarding employment including: Withholding form requirements, unemployment benefits, charges to employer accounts, repayment of fraudulently obtained benefits.
HB650: Changes the laws regarding the Department of Natural Resources.
HB1035: Changes the laws regarding political subdivisions.
SB9: Modifies provisions relating to agriculture.
SB29: Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks.
SB34: Requires the Division of Worker's Compensation to develop and maintain a workers' compensation claims database and modifies provisions relating to experience ratings for workers' compensation insurance.
SB43: Modifies various provisions relating to transportation
SB51: Modifies provisions relating to the regulation of motor vehicles.
SB60: Modifies the law regarding the accreditation requirements for reinsurance companies and specifies when insurers can take credit or reduce liability due to reinsurance.
SB73: Modifies provisions relating to the judicial process, including provisions relating to motorcycle brake lights.
SB77: Allows for certain neighborhood youth development programs to be exempt from child care licensing requirements.
SB110: Establishes procedures to follow in child custody and visitation cases for military personnel.
SB129: Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act to allow for licensed health care professionals to provide volunteer services for a sponsoring organization.
SB170: Allows members of public governmental bodies to cast roll call votes in a meeting if the member is participating via videoconferencing.
SB182: Eliminates state and local use taxes on motor vehicle sales and modifies state and local sales taxes on such purchases.
SB224: Modifies provisions relating to crimes and law enforcement officers and agencies.
SB240: Modifies provisions relating to ratemaking for gas corporations.
SB265: Prohibits the state and political subdivisions from implementing policies affecting property rights and from entering into certain relationships with organizations.
SB267: Specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the law of other countries.
SB342: Modifies provisions relating to agriculture.
SB350: Eliminates the renter's portion of the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit and creates the Missouri Senior Services Protection Fund.
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