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Senate Committee meetings
As of (04/12/2021) at 02:11 PM

Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, Chairman
Date:  Monday, April 12
Time:  1:30 P.M.
Room:  SCR 1
HCS HB 292 - Roberts, Lane
Change the definition of the stalking crime. Include that if it includes action by a third party.
* HB 530 - Evans, David
Provide restrictions as to when a court is obligated to instruct a jury for a criminal case of lesser included offenses that could be the verdict. The bill covers a Supreme Court decision that overturned a death sentence finding by a jury in a murder case because the judge did not include in his instructions to the jury the right to vote for a lesser-included offense.
HB 676 - Coleman, Mary
Expand aggravating circumstances for a jury in deciding the impose the death sentence to include whether or not the victim of a previous victim of the defendant had been identified.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Professional Registration, Senator Jeanie Riddle, Chairwoman
Date:  Monday, April 12
Time:  2:00pm
Room:  Senate Lounge
HB 542 - Shields, Brenda
Have Missouri enter a multi-state compact on occupational therapist licensing.
HB 273 - Hannegan, Tom
Exempt shampooing from a service that requires a barber or cosmetologist license.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, Senator Mike Bernskoetter, Chairman
Date:  Monday, April 12
Time:  2:30 p.m.
Room:  SCR 2
HCS HB 357 - Baker, Ben
Allow "cottage" food operation exempt from local health regulations to selll food on internet.
HCS HB 369 - Taylor, Jered
Prohibit a damage awards against a property owner for damages or smoke caused by deliberate burn on the property to control vegetation unless the negligence is proven.
HCS HB 529 - Haffner, Mike
Require all diesel fuel sold in Missouri include a biodiesel blend.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length. Any such submission will be available to inspect in the office of the Chairman.

Committee: Small Business and Industry, Senator Eric Burlison, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  8:15 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
HCS#2>HB 69 - Billington
Modifies provisions relating to keeping records for the sale of metal
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety, Senator Justin Brown, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  8:30am
Room:  SCR 1
SB 165 - Arthur, Lauren
Prohibit a motorcycle or motortricycle from having a passenger under the age of eight, with exceptions such as a parade, caravan or exhibition.
* SB 533 - Rehder, Holly
Designate a portion of I55 in Cape Girardeau the "Rush Limbaugh Memorial Highway."
HB 262 - Black, John
Require a driving license or ID issued by the Revenue Department include a designation of the person's military veteran's status if the applicant requests itt. Current law provides the department "may" include the designation, but does not require it.
HB 687 - Riley, Alex
Limit to used motor vehicles the requirement that the seller of the vehicle pay the costs for the required auto safety inspection.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics, Senator Caleb Rowden, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  9:00 a.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
SJR 28 - Hegeman, Dan
Prohibit the legislature from raising the salaries of legislators or statewide elected officials during the two years the recommendations of the Commission on Compensation of Elected Officials is in effect. The commission's recommendtion automatically takes effect unless rejected by the legislature.
SCR 11 - Brattin
Establishes October 2021 as "Hydrocephalus Awareness Month" in Missouri
SR 90 - Onder
Designates the week of May 2, 2021, as "Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week" in Missouri
HCS HB 685 - Chipman, Jason
Various county election law changes. Prohibit appointment to a vacant elective office who is delinquent in income or property taxes. Also prohibit appointment to a vacant elective office who is delinquent in income or property taxes. Require proof of not being delinquent.Require a person be at least 21 to run various offices. For some offices, curren requires the candidates be above the age of 21.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Economic Development, Senator Denny Hoskins, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  12:00 Noon
Room:  Senate Lounge
HB 249 - Ruth, Becky
Extend from August 28, 2023 to August 28, 2031 the expiration of a law that provides tax breaks to businesses adding new jobs in "advanced industrial manufacturing zones."
HB 948 - Francis, Rick
Extend from Dec. 31, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2027 the sunset of a measure providing a tax credit for expansion of a meat processing facility.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Amended 1: 4/12/21 10:24 AM
Committee: General Laws, Senator Bill Eigel, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  12:00 PM or Upon Recess, Whichever is Later
Room:  SCR 1
* SB 532 - Rehder, Holly
Designate January 12 as "Rush Limbaugh Day."
HCS HB 547 - Schroer, Nick
Expand a law allowing a patron to take out an unfinished wine from a restaurant bar to include any alcoholic beverages and expand the right to include a restaurant.
* HB 533 - Knight, Jeff
Extend the hours a bar can remain open under a special license from midnight on Saturday to 6am Sunday and 1:30am on Monday.
SB 200 - Eigel, Bill
Impose additional disclosure requirements on persons filing lawsuits involving asbestos exposure. Require that the plaintiff file claims to all asbestos trust funds available to the plaintiff. Impose restrictions on sale or distribution of asbestos. *
SB 560 - Schatz, Dave
Allow a company operating in multiple locations selling liquor to designate a central warehouse.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Education, Senator Cindy O'Laughlin, Chairwoman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  1:00 p.m.
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 515 - Gannon, Elaine
Expand the suicide training required of licensed teachers to include stress management strategies for both students and faculty.
SB 566 - Moon, Mike
Establish an office in the Higher Education Department to organize events on public campuses of events from speakers "who hold a wide diversity of perspectives."
* HCS HB 543 - Pollitt, Brad
Establish provisions for authorizing a primary or secondary student to transfer to another school district, with exceptions.
HB 627 - Patterson, Jonathan
Establish a fund for higher education grants, subject to appropriations. Also correct the federal Internal Revenue Code references in a law that provides tax exemptions for college savings funds.
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Insurance and Banking, Senator Paul Wieland, Chairman
Date:  Tuesday, April 13
Time:  1:00 p.m.
Room:  SCR 1
HCS HB 384 - Veit, Rudy
Extend from 2021 to 2026 the expiration of a surcharge to employers to cover costs of the Second Injury Fund that covers workers reinjured on the job.
HCS HB 697 - DeGroot, Bruce
Various changes in a law passed in 2010 authorizing municipalities to establish clean energy development boards with power to issue bonds.
• Public seating will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. SCR1 has space for 15 individuals in addition to Senators and staff. As chairman I have no control over who is allowed access to the room, I strongly suggest interested parties line up prior to the doors opening. Due to the limited seating capacity, we ask that individuals who have completed their testimony and have no further business with the committee to be courteous of individuals that maybe waiting outside for their turn to testify. • Audio for committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found for each committee room at https://www.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm The Chair has no control over when the streaming begins or ends, I would strongly advise all members and attendees to assume that anything said in the committee room may be live streamed. This includes the time before and after the meeting is called to order. The Chair has no ability to control the quality of the streaming process, with some witnesses wearing masks it is possible that some testimony may be inaudible. • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ This committee will only accept testimony for or against a bill and does not accept testimony for informational purposes. While all testimony will be shared with all committee members, unless witnesses are present and willing to answer questions from committee members, these comments will not be part of the official record. • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment, Senator Mike Cierpiot, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 14
Time:  8:00am
Room:  Senate Lounge
SB 573 - Schatz, Dave
Establish a board to handle complaints and penalties for violtion of requirements before excavation to protect underground utility lines.
SB 611 - May, Karla
Repeal an exemption of of internet protocol-enabled sevices (such as VOIP) from regulation by the Public Service Commission.
HB 767 - Roden, Shane
Prohibit a water district from requiring a secondary deposit for commercial property owners. Prohibit charges if service to a property has been discontinued.
HB 488 - Hicks, Ron
Prohibit local government from prohibiting a utility connection based on the "type or source of energy."
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.senate.mo.gov/hearingsschedule/hrings.htm • Written testimony will be allowed in lieu of in person oral testimony. Witnesses must register and may upload any written testimony at https://www.senate.mo.gov/senatewitnesssystem/ • All submissions must be received one hour prior to the hearing and may not exceed five pages in length.

Committee: Gubernatorial Appointments, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Wednesday, April 14
Time:  12:00 p.m. or upon morning recess
Room:  Senate Lounge
APPOINTMENTS: Tyler Seth Johnson, Republican, as a member of the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission (Eslinger) Loran R. Coleman, as a member of the Missouri Real Estate Commission (Washington) Stephen J. Coppinger, Independent, as a member of the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents (Razer) Bruce Lipe, Independent, as a member of the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission (May) procedures will be in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic: - All entrants to the Capitol building will be required to submit to screening questions and physical screening by health professionals. Members of the public must enter the building using the carriage entrance. - Public seating in committees will be socially distanced and therefore very limited. No overflow space will be available. - Committee hearings will be streamed. Links may be found at www.senate.mo.gov for each committee room.

Committee: Administration, Senator Dave Schatz, Chairman
Date:  Thursday, April 15
Time:  Upon Adjournment
Room:  Room 326
A vote may be taken to hold a closed meeting pursuant to Section 610.022.2 relating to closed meetings and Section 610.021 (3) relating to personnel matters and Section 610.021 (1) relating to legal matters; and section 610.021 (18) and (19) relating to security.

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