Missouri House http://kbia.org en 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