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Bill Tracking – 2017


STATUS OF LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ACEC/MISSOURI
— April 17, 2017

 

ENGINEERING / STEM BILLS

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 heard in Senate Education Committee on 4/4/17 and was voted do pass on 4/13/17.
Position:  Support

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 heard in Senate Professional Registration Committee on 4/10/17.
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.  It was 2nd read and referred to House Professional Registration and Licensing Committee on 4/11/17.
Position:  Support

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 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 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 and was voted do pass on 4/5/17.
Position:  Support

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 #54 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/18/17.
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 4/18/17.
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 #82 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/11/17.
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 #83 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/11/17.
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 #84 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/11/17.
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 #85 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/11/17.
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 #86 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 4/11/17.
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.  It was Perfected with amendments in House on 4/5/17.  It was 3rd read and passed in House on 4/6/17.  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 4/11/17 and was voted do pass on 4/13/17.
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.  It was Perfected in House with amendments on 4/12/17.  It was referred to House Fiscal Review Committee on 4/13/17.
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 and was voted do pass on 3/29/17.  It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/5/17.
Position:  Strongly Support

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 will be heard in House Transportation Committee on 4/19/17.
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 and was voted do pass on 3/30/17.  It is #3 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 4/18/17.
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.  A motion to adopt SCS failed on 4/13/17.
Position:  Support