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2021
August
27,
2021
| 10:29 AM America/Chicago
The General Assembly will reconvene on Sept. 15 to consider vetoed bills and line item vetoes in appropriations bills. The Missouri Bar’s 2021 Legislative Digest will be published on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, and summarize new laws enacted and legislat...
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July
09,
2021
| 13:31 PM America/Chicago
Gubernatorial Actions on Truly Agreed Legislation To date, Governor Parson has signed 48 out of 70 pieces of legislation: 29 regular bills, 18 appropriations bills, and 1 concurrent resolution.  This week, he signed legislation relating to taxation, ...
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June
25,
2021
| 09:21 AM America/Chicago
Gubernatorial Actions on Truly Agreed LegislationOn May 25, 2021, the General Assembly presented all remaining Truly Agreed legislation to Gov. Mike Parson for consideration and action. Since June 15, 2021, Parson has signed an additional five pieces...
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June
18,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
Gubernatorial Actions on Truly Agreed Legislation On May 25, 2021, the General Assembly presented all remaining Truly Agreed legislation to Governor Parson for consideration and action.  To date, Governor Parson has signed ten pieces of legislation: ...
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June
11,
2021
| 13:18 PM America/Chicago
On May 25, 2021, the General Assembly presented all remaining Truly Agreed legislation to Governor Parson for consideration and action. The deadline for gubernatorial action will be June 30, for appropriations bills, and July 14, for regular legislat...
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June
04,
2021
| 13:13 PM America/Chicago
On May 25, 2021, the General Assembly presented all remaining Truly Agreed legislation to Governor Parson for consideration and action. The deadline for gubernatorial action will be June 30, for appropriations bills, and July 14, for regular legislat...
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May
28,
2021
| 13:10 PM America/Chicago
On May 25, 2021, the General Assembly presented all remaining Truly Agreed legislation to Governor Parson for consideration and action. The deadline for gubernatorial action will be June 30, for appropriations bills, and July 14, for regular legislat...
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May
21,
2021
| 12:31 PM America/Chicago
Consideration of bills for the First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly concluded at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021. Those bills approved in the final weeks of session are currently being enrolled and engrossed, before they are signed b...
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May
14,
2021
| 12:28 PM America/Chicago
Today (Friday) marks the last day for the General Assembly to consider legislation. The legislative day that began on Thursday stretched into the early morning hours of Friday. Legislative action has moved in fits and starts, as conference committees...
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May
07,
2021
| 12:25 PM America/Chicago
Only one full week remains in the 2021 Regular Session for consideration of bills.  Today marks the deadline to complete the Fiscal Year 2022 budget.  In accordance with Article III, section 25 of the Missouri Constitution, no appropriation bill can ...
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April
30,
2021
| 15:59 PM America/Chicago
Article III, section 25 of the Missouri Constitution states that no appropriation bill shall be taken up for consideration after 6:00 p.m. on the first Friday following the first Monday in May (May 7); likewise, section 20(a) of the Missouri Constitu...
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April
23,
2021
| 15:05 PM America/Chicago
On the heels of last week’s charity softball tournament, the Senate held its annual charity bowling event on Monday of this week. Time is running short for the regular session, with only three full weeks remaining, and as the clock ticks down, pressu...
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April
16,
2021
| 13:42 PM America/Chicago
This Wednesday evening, members of the General Assembly took a break from legislating for the annual charity softball tournament, raising “5-figures” for the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City, which (among other services) provides a legal care progr...
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April
09,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/Chicago
Following the Easter weekend, the General Assembly began its week (4/5 – 4/9) on Tuesday, rather than Monday.  On Wednesday, the House of Representatives adjourned early to permit members to attend visitation for the deceased son of a colleague.  On ...
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April
01,
2021
| 13:18 PM America/Chicago
This week (3/29 – 4/2), the House of Representatives kept its efforts focused primarily on perfecting and adopting the appropriations bills that make up the state’s operating budget. Debate between the two sides of the aisle on funding for Medicaid e...
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March
26,
2021
| 13:15 PM America/Chicago
This week (3/22 – 3/26), the General Assembly returned to work at the Capitol, after a week-long break. Of general interest in the House were actions relating to election laws or measures previously approved by voters (e.g., Medicaid expansion). By a...
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March
19,
2021
| 13:10 PM America/Chicago
The General Assembly has eight weeks remaining for the consideration of the 2,250 bills and joint and concurrent resolutions introduced.  Seventy-six bills or resolutions have been third read and passed in the chamber of origin. A single piece of leg...
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March
12,
2021
| 12:48 PM America/Chicago
With its regular mid-session break approaching, the legislature was particularly busy this week (3/8 – 3/12/2021), considering and voting in committee and on the floor on as many bills as possible.  Seventy-six bills or resolutions have been third re...
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March
05,
2021
| 12:42 PM America/Chicago
This legislative week (3/1/ – 3/5) began with the last day for bill filing in the Missouri House or Senate (March 1). In the House, 1,460 bills and 64 joint resolutions have been introduced. Senators have filed 630 bills and 29 joint resolutions. Twe...
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February
19,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
Heavy snows and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc on the General Assembly this week (2/15 – 2/19/2021). The Senate cancelled all activities the entire week. The House met in technical session on Monday and Tuesday, and in full session on Wednesday ...
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February
12,
2021
| 12:29 PM America/Chicago
Even without any overnight filibusters in the Senate, both chambers were very active this week (2/8 – 2/12/2021).  SENATE COMMITTEE ACTIONS The Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence met on Monday, February 8th. The Co...
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February
05,
2021
| 12:24 PM America/Chicago
During the fourth full week of session (2/1 – 2/5/2021), both chambers continued to compensate for member absences related to COVID-19 and delayed or cancelled hearings and floor debates.  BAR-ENDORSED LEGISLATION Five bills containing the three 2021...
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January
29,
2021
| 12:19 PM America/Chicago
During the third full week of session (1/25 – 1/29/2021), the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the legislative schedule in both chambers. Absences driven by positive tests or isolation or quarantine caused hearings and floor debate to be cancell...
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January
22,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/Chicago
The General Assembly has entered its second full week of legislative session. COVID-19 infections prompted the House to cancel legislative activities for this week, but the Senate continued to work throughout the week. SENATE The Senate Judiciary and...
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January
15,
2021
| 07:51 AM America/Chicago
Both houses of the General Assembly met from Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, through Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, and conducted mostly ministerial work. The adoption of permanent rules and the appointment of committee chairs and members were among of the primary ...
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January
08,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
At noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the 101st General Assembly convened for its First Regular Session. Representative Rob Vescovo (R – Arnold) and Senator Dave Schatz (R – Sullivan) were formally elected Speaker of the House and President Pro Temp...
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January
01,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
In the 2020 elections, Republicans preserved the supermajorities held in both chambers since 2012: in the House (114-49) and in the Senate (24-10). The partisan composition of the Senate remains unchanged, and the Democratic minority picked up only o...
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