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Greetings from your State Capitol. It was great seeing the 8th graders from Bakersfield this week here at the capitol. They joined the list of students from Thornfield and Kirbyville that visited last week. Seeing the capitol and government in action is hopefully a time that they will remember for a long time.
This week in the House several bills were passed on to the Senate, they were:
HB 1051 requires the State Auditor to perform a comparative audit of at least five, but no more than ten, of the largest state agencies and each chamber of the General Assembly. The goal of this bill is to determine which agencies are working most effectively and efficiently.
HB 1593 will create major investment opportunities, spur economic development and make Missouri more competitive with surrounding states for jobs and development.
HB 1541 is a timely health care provider conscience protection bill. The bill protects the medical and health care industry from having to participate in a medical act that violates their religious conscience and their civil liberty.
HB 1296 deals with child custody for military personnel.
HCS HB 1647 deals with the collection of hazardous waste fees.
HCS HB 1094 allows for electronic payments to state entities.
HCS HB 1395 changes some of the laws relating to the Department of Natural Resources.
HB 1512 establishes the Civil Liberties Defense Act which specifies how courts may rule in contractual disputes involving the laws of other countries.
HCS HB 1278 & 1152 changes the laws dealing with certain tax credits.
HCS HB 1402 changes the laws regarding motor carriers and the transportation of household goods.
HCS HB 1700 changes some of the laws dealing with the sexual offender registration.
HB 1909 extends the exemption of sales tax on aviation jet fuel.
HCS HB 1169 changes the laws regarding the investigation of a report of child abuse that arises from a spanking at school.
HB 1046 requires the Missouri Secretary of State to collect documentation of the qualifications for President and Vice-President Candidates.
HCS HB 1722 deals with Proprietary schools.
HCS HB 1126 deals with some of the state’s transportation laws.
HB 1172 deals with residential care provider donations.
HCS HB 1498 deals with Sunday liquor sales.
HJR 52 proposes a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority for voter approval of only initiative petitions relating to harvesting bird, fish, and game, wildlife or forestry resources.
The House also passed sixty-six consent bills that had almost no opposition. These bills can be viewed for specific details on the House website at www.house. mo.gov.
As always it is a privilege to represent you in State Government.