Missouri House http://kbia.org en House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy http://kbia.org/post/house-oks-use-cannabis-extract-epilepsy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:04:44 +0000 Associated Press 51806 at http://kbia.org House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy Missouri House approves expansion of castle doctrine http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-expansion-castle-doctrine <p>An amendment to a self-defense law that would increase protection for Missourians who use deadly force against intruders is on its way to the Senate.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:33:49 +0000 Rikki-Lee Burley 51667 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves expansion of castle doctrine Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-e-cigarette-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:42 +0000 Associated Press 51498 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation 11 Missouri lawmakers in right-to-work spotlight http://kbia.org/post/11-missouri-lawmakers-right-work-spotlight <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The quest by House Speaker Tim Jones to pass new limitations on unions has focused attention on 11 of the 108 Republicans in the Missouri House.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:03:32 +0000 Associated Press 51281 at http://kbia.org 11 Missouri lawmakers in right-to-work spotlight Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes http://kbia.org/post/criminal-code-bill-boosts-penalty-child-crimes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legislation to reorganize Missouri's criminal laws also would give longer prison stints to people who sexually abuse or abandon children.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:37:54 +0000 Associated Press 51194 at http://kbia.org Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes Missouri House endorses 'right to work' bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-right-work-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's House has narrowly endorsed legislation prohibiting labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:20:26 +0000 Associated Press 51088 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses 'right to work' bill Missouri House approves limit on union fee collections http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-limit-union-fee-collections <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written authorization for unions to spend money automatically deducted from a person's paycheck.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:51:59 +0000 Associated Press 50748 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves limit on union fee collections Missouri House approves bill to nullify federal gun laws http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-nullify-federal-gun-laws <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Federal gun laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms would be deemed null and void under legislation passed by the Missouri House.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:39:27 +0000 Associated Press 50747 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill to nullify federal gun laws Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-sets-aside-transportation-tax-increase <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 50746 at http://kbia.org Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase Mo. House panel endorses payday loan legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-endorses-payday-loan-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri House panel has adopted a measure that would eliminate renewals on payday loans and lower the amount of interest borrowers can currently charge.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:17:38 +0000 Associated Press 50704 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel endorses payday loan legislation Missouri bill proposes tax credits for vacancies http://kbia.org/post/missouri-bill-proposes-tax-credits-vacancies <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A legislative proposal could cause some Missouri residents to think twice: Would they rather have a representative at the state Capitol or a tax refund?</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:46:52 +0000 Associated Press 50559 at http://kbia.org Missouri bill proposes tax credits for vacancies Mo. House passes drivers' license renewal change http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-drivers-license-renewal-change <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri drivers would not need to show birth certificates or other source documents when renewing their licenses under legislation passed by the state House.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 50558 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes drivers' license renewal change Mo. House approves Sunday sales of motorcycles http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-approves-sunday-sales-motorcycles <p>Missouri House members have approved legislation allowing commercial sales of motorcycles on Sunday.</p><p>State law currently bars dealers from selling cars, trucks and motorcycles on Sunday. The House legislation approved 139-5 on Thursday would repeal that ban — but only for motorcycles.</p><p>Some dealerships in western Missouri assert they're losing business to potential customers who visit their showrooms to shop on Sundays, then head across the state line to buy motorcycles in Kansas. Supporters hope the legislation would help Missouri-based businesses compete.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:58:40 +0000 Associated Press 50390 at http://kbia.org Mo. House approves Sunday sales of motorcycles Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-fy2015-state-budget <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in. &#160;State Rep. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50386 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget House bill could reform websites posting police mugshots http://kbia.org/post/house-bill-could-reform-websites-posting-police-mugshots <p>Missouri lawmakers are trying to crack down on commercial websites that post police mugshots of people who have been arrested, then demand money to have the photos removed.</p><p>A House bill given first-round approval Wednesday would require the operators of such websites to delete the photos for free within 30 days of a request. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:29:05 +0000 Associated Press 50323 at http://kbia.org House bill could reform websites posting police mugshots Mo. House advances welfare reform legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-advances-welfare-reform-legislation <p>Missourians could lose welfare benefits if they go too long without using them in the state under legislation advanced by the House.</p><p>The House gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday. It needs a second vote before moving to the state Senate.</p><p>Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would be warned of possible suspensions if they go 60 days without using their electronic benefit card in Missouri. The Department of Social Services would suspend accounts if benefits went unused in Missouri after 90 days.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:26:13 +0000 Associated Press 50322 at http://kbia.org Mo. House advances welfare reform legislation Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-blocks-medicaid-expansion-sets-aside-6m-new-state-park-while-approving-state-budget <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to next year's state budget -- after spending most of Tuesday on amendments to the FY 2015 budget, including two attempts to expand Medicaid.&#160; Both failed, and both were sponsored by state Rep. Jill </span>Schupp, D-Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur.</span><p>"Ladies and gentlemen, when rural hospitals close, (your) actions here today will be remembered," Schupp said. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50248 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget Voting machines, tax credits on legislative agendas http://kbia.org/post/voting-machines-tax-credits-legislative-agendas <p>The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation that would require local elections authorities to phase out the use of some electronic voting machines. Under the bill, voters could only use electronic machines that produce a paper trail of marked votes. All other types of electronic voting machines currently in use for elections could still be used, but could not be replaced once they malfunction.</p><p>The legislation given first-round approval Monday also declares the paper ballot as the official ballot of Missouri elections. It needs one more Senate vote before moving to the House.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:23:35 +0000 Associated Press 50179 at http://kbia.org Voting machines, tax credits on legislative agendas Legislature considers sales of motorcycles on Sundays http://kbia.org/post/legislature-considers-sales-motorcycles-sundays <p>The Missouri House has advanced legislation allowing Sunday sales of motorcycles at dealerships.</p><p>Missouri law now prohibits the sale of cars, trucks and motorcycles on Sunday. The House legislation would be limited to motorcycles.</p><p>Proponents said the measure would make Missouri more competitive with states that allow dealerships to sell motorcycles on Sunday. Some dealers in western Missouri told lawmakers they were losing sales to competitors in Kansas.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:18:46 +0000 Associated Press 50177 at http://kbia.org Legislature considers sales of motorcycles on Sundays Lawmakers consider new education funding formula http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-consider-new-education-funding-formula <p>State lawmakers return from their spring break today, and the Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.</p><p>House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:07:21 +0000 Associated Press 50115 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers consider new education funding formula Gov. Nixon signs cellphone tower measures http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-cellphone-tower-measures <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation limiting the authority of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 49961 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs cellphone tower measures Mo. school funding gap hits some more than others http://kbia.org/post/mo-school-funding-gap-hits-some-more-others <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A state funding shortfall is hitting some Missouri school districts harder than others.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:40:14 +0000 Associated Press 49900 at http://kbia.org Mo. school funding gap hits some more than others Missouri House passes electronic tracking bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-electronic-tracking-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Law enforcement could not track the location of an electronic or cellular device without a warrant under a bill passed by the Missouri House.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:46:50 +0000 Associated Press 49565 at http://kbia.org Missouri House passes electronic tracking bill Missouri House approves bill changing access of teens to tanning machines http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-changing-access-teens-tanning-machines <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays under legislation passed by the state House.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:41:59 +0000 Associated Press 49564 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill changing access of teens to tanning machines Missouri House approves bill to add fees supporting emergency services http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-add-fees-supporting-emergency-services <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri House members have approved legislation that could lead to new fees to support the state's 911 and poison control networks.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 49562 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill to add fees supporting emergency services House passes red-light, speeding camera bill http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-red-light-speeding-camera-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 49561 at http://kbia.org House passes red-light, speeding camera bill Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-committee-passes-state-budget-fy2015 <span style="line-height: 1.5;">House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The roughly $28 billion spending plan still includes a funding increase for the state's K-12 schools, which would be around $122 million if projections by House and Senate Republican leaders turn out to be correct. &#160;If Gov. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:45:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49546 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 Mo. House passes performance funding for colleges http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-performance-funding-colleges <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that would implement performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:24:28 +0000 Associated Press 49543 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes performance funding for colleges Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-parental-rights-amendment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:29:26 +0000 Associated Press 49476 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment House passes bill tripling abortion waiting period http://kbia.org/post/house-passes-bill-tripling-abortion-waiting-period <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has approved legislation tripling the waiting time for women to get abortions after first visiting their doctors.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:02:14 +0000 Associated Press 49475 at http://kbia.org House passes bill tripling abortion waiting period