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Bill Tracking – 2017


STATUS OF LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ACEC/MISSOURI
— March 20, 2017

 

BUSINESS BILLS

HB 71 by McGaugh (R) – Specifies that the continuing authority requirement to obtain a construction or operating permit is satisfied if the applicant is a business under the Clean Water Act.
Status:  It was heard in House Small Business Committee on 1/18/17 and voted do pass on 1/25/17. It was in executive session in House Rules Committee on 2/8/17.
Position:  Support

HB 78 by McGaugh (R) – Allows public bodies to opt out of prevailing wage laws for the construction of public works projects that are $750,000 or less.
Status:  It was heard in House Economic Development Committee on 1/31/17 and was voted do pass on 3/7/17.  It was referred to House Legislative Oversight Committee on 3/7/17.
Position:  Monitor

 

ENGINEERING / STEM BILLS

HB 63 by Berry (R) – Authorizes a tax credit for student loan payments resulting from STEM degrees.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 1/5/17.
Position:  Support

HB 248 by Fitzwater (R) – Establishes a statewide STEM career awareness program.
Status:  It was heard in House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on 2/6/17 and voted do pass on 2/6/17.  It in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 2/22/17.  It was Perfected in House on 3/6/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Fiscal Review Committee on 3/9/17.  It was 3rd read and passed in House on 3/13/17.  It was 1st read in Senate on 3/13/17.
Position:  Support

HB 272 by Sommer (R) – Establishes guidelines for the regulation of occupations and professions not regulated by the Division of Professional Registration.
Status:  It was heard in House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/15/17.
Position:  Monitor

HB 480 by Ross (R) – Establishes guidelines for the regulation of occupations and professions not regulated by the Division of Professional Registration.
Status:  It was heard in House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/15/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee 3/1/17.  It was Perfected in House on 3/7/17.  It was 3rd read and passed in House on 3/9/17.  It was 2nd read and referred to Senate Professional Registration Committee on 3/13/17.
Position:  Monitor

HB 557 by Ross (R) – Removes the requirement that land surveyors submit letters of reference in order to be licensed.
Status:  It was heard in House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass consent on 2/8/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Consent and Procedure Committee on 2/14/17 (not consent).  It was Perfected in House on 3/7/17.  It was 3rd read and voted do pass in House on 3/13/17.  It was 1st read in Senate on 3/13/17.
Position:  Support

HB 629 by Miller (R) – Changes the laws regarding port authorities procuring professional services.
Status:  It was heard in House Local Government Committee on 2/15/17 and voted do pass on 2/22/17.  It was in referred to House Rules – Administrative and Oversight Committee on 2/23/17.
Position:  Strongly Support

SB 125 by Wasson (R) – Provides acceptable ways a professional licensee may submit payment, application, requests for educational time extensions or notify his or her licensing board.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Professional Registration Committee on 1/23/17 and was voted do pass on 1/30/17.  It was third read and passed consent in Senate on 2/14/17 and was 2nd read in House on 2/16/17.
Position:  Support

SB 429 by Rowden (R) – Establishes legislative procedures for regulating previously unregulated professions.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to Senate Professional Registration Committee on 2/23/17.
Position:  Monitor

SB 440 by Brown (R) – Extends the expiration date for equipment grants for engineering programs at the University of Missouri.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to Senate Education Committee on 2/23/17.
Position:  Support

SB 447 by Rowden (R) – Establishes legislative procedures for regulating previously unregulated professions.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to Senate Professional Registration Committee on 2/23/17.
Position:  Monitor

SB 471 by Hummel (D) – Modifies the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fund.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee on 3/2/17.
Position:  Support

 

ENVIRONMENTAL / ENERGY BILLS

HB 243 by Davis (R) – Allows utility companies to establish periodic rate adjustments outside of general rate proceedings.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 2/22/17 and was voted do pass on 3/1/17.  It was referred to House Rules Committee on 3/13/17.
Position:  Support

HB 628 by Miller (R) – Modifies provisions relating to ratemaking for public utilities.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 1/18/17.
Position:  Support

HB 661 by Bondon (R) – Requires that the comprehensive state energy plan be reviewed by the division of energy by Jan. 1, 2019, and biennially thereafter, and updated if necessary.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 2/15/17.  It was Perfected in House on 3/1/17.  It was 3rd read and passed in House on 3/6/17.  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 3/15/17.
Position:  Support

HB 750 by Korman (R) – Establishes requirements for utilities regulated by the public service commission regarding the usage of Small Modular Nuclear Reactor used to generated power under certain circumstances.
Status:  It was heard in House Innovation and Technology Committee on 3/1/17.
Position:  Support

HB 940 by Plocher (R) – Changes the law regarding the Infrastructure System Replacement Surcharge for water corporations.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to House Utilities Committee on 2/23/17.
Position:  Support

HB 972 by Miller (R) – Prohibits private nuisance actions from being brought when the property owner has a related government issued permit.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 2/21/17.
Position:  Support

HB 1147 by Redmon (R) – Increases the limit on grants for certain public water supply and sewer system projects.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 3/2/17.
Position:  Support

HB 1169 by Korman (R) – Allows certain wastewater treatment facilities to be exempt from antidegradation review requirements.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 3/2/17.
Position:  Monitor

SB 190 by Emery (R) – Modifies provisions relating to ratemaking for public utilities.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 1/25/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #4 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

 

TORT REFORM BILLS

SB 5 by Richard (R) – Relating to civil actions.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 1/18/17 and voted do pass on 1/25/17. It is #1 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Monitor

SB 258 by Munzlinger (R) – Modifies civil procedure for joinder, intervention, and venue in civil actions.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #8 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

SB 259 by Munzlinger (R) – Amends Supreme Court Rule 52.12 to prohibit intervention in a tort action when jurisdiction and venue cannot be independently established.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #9 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

SB 260 by Munzlinger (R) – Amends Supreme Court Rule 51.01 to require the independent establishment of venue and jurisdiction for joinder or intervention.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #10 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

SB 261 by Munzlinger (R) – Amends Supreme Court Rule 52.05 to modify procedures for joinder in tort actions.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #11 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

SB 262 by Munzlinger (R) – Modifies Supreme Court Rule 52.06 relating to the dismissal of a claim due to misjoinder where venue does not exist.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 2/1/17 and was voted do pass on 2/8/17.  It is #12 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 3/27/17.
Position:  Support

 

TRANSPORTATION BILLS

HB 542 by Korman (R) – Modifies current law to ensure compliance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 2/15/17 and was voted do pass on 3/1/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/13/17.
Position:  Support

HB 694 by Redmon (R) – Changes the laws regarding the motor fuel tax for propane fuel sourced vehicles.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 2/8/17 and was voted do pass on 2/15/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/6/17.
Position:  Support

HB 870
by Korman (R) – Changes the laws regarding sales tax so that a percentage of revenue collected is dedicated to the state road fund.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 2/8/17.
Position:  Monitor

HB 941 by Korman (R) – Creates various funds dedicated to transportation.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 2/16/17.
Position:  Support

HB 993 by Korman (R) – Changes the law regarding taxes so that the tax top income tax rate is reduced and the motor fuel tax is increased by amount to offset the income tax reduction.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 2/22/17.
Position:  Support

HCR 47 by Corlew (R) – Establishes the 21st Century Missouri Highway System Task Force.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/15/17.
Position:  Strongly Support

HJR 38 by Houghton (R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the conservation sales and use tax to be reauthorized every 10 years and divides the revenue with the Highways and Transportation Commission.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 2/9/17.
Position:  Monitor

SB 302 by Wieland (R) – Allows a port authority to establish an advanced industrial manufacturing zone in an area within the port authority’s ownership or control, and allows a port authority to expand or contract the area of an AIM zone by resolution.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 2/16/17 and was voted do pass consent on 3/2/17.  It was 3rd read and passed consent in Senate on 3/16/17.  It was 1st read in House on 3/16/17.
Position:  Support

SB 435 by Cunningham (R) – Establishes a motor fuel tax on propane fuel used to propel motor vehicles.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 3/16/17.
Position:  Support

SB 457 by Eigel (R) – Removes certain roads from the responsibility of the state highways and transportation commission and directs certain sales and use tax funds into the state road fund.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 3/16/17.
Position:  Support