Bill Tracking – 2018

STATUS OF LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ACEC/MISSOURI
June 26, 2018

 


BUSINESS BILLS

HB 1692Miller, Rocky(R) – Changes the laws regarding port authorities procuring professional services.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 2/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 3/15/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

HB 2088Frederick, Keith(R) – Prohibits covenants not to compete.
Status:  It was heard in House Workforce Development Committee on 1/24/18 and was voted do pass on 1/31/18. It was in executive session in House Rules Committee on 4/30/18 – Postponed.
Position:  Monitor

HB 2453Austin, Kevin(R) – Changes the laws regarding surety bonds for public work contracts.
Status:  It was heard in House Local Government Committee on 3/7/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/26/18. It is #19 on House Informal Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

SB 578Romine, Gary(R) – Modifies laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Small Business and Industry Committee on 1/23/18 and was voted do pass on 1/30/18. It is #7 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

 

ENVIRONMENTAL / ENERGY BILLS

HB 1801Miller, Rocky(R) – Modifies provisions relating to the expiration date of certain fees collected by the Department of Natural Resources.
Status:  It was heard in House Conservation & Natural Resources Committee on 1/31/18 and was voted do pass on 2/7/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/5/18.
Position:  Support

HB 1878Miller, Rocky(R) – Establishes the Rate Case Modernization Act, relating to rate making for gas corporations.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 2/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was heard in House Rules Committee on 4/18/18 and was voted do pass on 4/18/18.
Position:  Support

HB 1998Bondon, Jack(R) – Creates guidelines for reviewing the comprehensive state energy plan.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 1/24/18 and was voted do pass on 1/31/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 2/12/18. It was perfected with amendments in House on 2/20/18 and was 3rd read and passed in House on 2/22/18. It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment Committee on 3/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It is #34 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Monitor

HB 1999Bondon, Jack(R) – Modifies provisions for water utility rate adjustment.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 2/21/18 and was voted do pass on 2/28/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/12/18. It was perfected with amendments in House on 4/17/18 and was 3rd read and passed in House on 4/24/18. It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment Committee on 5/2/18.
Position:  Monitor

HB 2041Fitzwater, Travis(R) – Allows the Department of Natural Resources to promulgate rules for the management and closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments and landfills.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 1/24/18 and was voted do pass on 1/31/18.
Position:  Support

HB 2257Redmon, Craig(R) – Modifies provisions relating to the petroleum storage tank insurance fund.
Status:  It was heard in House Conservation & Natural Resources Committee on 2/21/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/4/18. It is #1 on House Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Monitor

HB 2265Berry, T.J.(R) – Modifies provisions for public utilities.
Status:  It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 2/14/18 and was voted do pass on 2/28/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/12/18. It was perfected with amendments in House on 3/14/18 and was 3rd read and passed in House on 3/15/18. It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment Committee on 4/4/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

SB 564Emery, Ed(R) – Modifies provisions relating to public utilities rate adjustments outside normal rate proceedings for investor-owned utilities.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 1/10/18 and was voted do pass on 1/17/18. It was perfected in Senate on 2/7/18. It was voted do pass in Senate Fiscal Review Committee on 2/15/18. It was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 2/15/18. It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 3/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/19/18. It is #42 on House Informal Third Read Calendar on 5/15/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 5/16/18. It was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed 5/16/18. It was signed by the Governor on 6/1/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

SB 659Hegeman, Dan(R) – Changes the maximum amount of a grant that may be issued by the Department of Natural Resources for financing certain utility projects from $1,400 per connection to $3,000 per connection.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee on 1/22/18 and was voted do pass on 1/24/18. It was perfected in Senate on 1/30/18 and was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 2/1/18. It was heard in House Conservation and Natural Resources Committee on 3/14/18 and was in executive session on 4/18/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/25/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 5/2/18. It was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on 5/7/18. It was delivered to the Governor on 5/30/18.
Position:  Support

SB 705Riddle, Jeanie(R) – Allows water and sewer corporations to make an application to the Public Service Commission to approve rate schedules outside of a general rate proceeding.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 1/24/18 and was voted do pass on 1/31/18. It was perfected in Senate on 3/13/18 and was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 3/15/18. It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 4/18/18 and voted do pass on 4/19/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/24/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 5/3/18. It was Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed on 5/3/18. It was signed by the Governor on 6/1/18.
Position:  Support

SB 727Emery, Ed(R) – Requires that the comprehensive state energy plan be reviewed by the Division of Energy by January 1, 2019, and biennially thereafter, and updated if necessary.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 1/31/18 and was voted do pass on 2/7/18. It was perfected in Senate on 2/7/18 and was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 3/1/18. It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 4/18/18 and voted do pass on 4/18/18.  It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/23/18.  It is #39 on House Informal Third Read Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

SB 730Wallingford, Wayne(R) – Establishes the Rate Case Modernization Act for gas corporations.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee on 1/17/18 and was voted do pass on 1/24/18. It is #14 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

SB 782Cunningham, Mike(R) – Extends surface mining permit fees sunset to 2024.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee on 1/29/18 and was voted do pass on 2/5/18. It was Perfected in Senate on 3/26/18. It was voted do pass in Senate Fiscal Review Committee on 3/29/18 and was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 3/29/18. It was heard in House Conservation & Natural Resources Committee on 4/11/18 and was voted do pass on 4/18/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 4/25/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 5/2/18. It was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on 5/3/18. It was signed by the Governor on 6/22/18.
Position:  Support

 

TORT REFORM BILLS

SB 546Munzlinger, Brian(R) – Makes tort reform provisions of civil procedure regarding rejoinder, venue, and personal jurisdiction.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 1/10/18 and was voted do pass on 1/17/18. It is #1 on Senate Informal Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

SB 678Eigel, Bill(R) – Provides that defendants in tort actions shall only be held severally liable and not jointly – tort reform.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Government Reform Committee on 1/24/18 and was voted do pass on 1/31/18. It is #2 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

 

TRANSPORTATION BILLS

HB 1460Evans, Jean(R) – Authorizes a tax deduction for any prize or award won by an Olympic medalist (includes gas tax language).
Status:  It was heard in House Ways and Means Committee on 1/4/18 and was voted do pass on 1/29/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 2/5/18. It was perfected with amendments in House on 2/13/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 2/13/18. It was heard in Senate Ways and Means Committee on 3/6/18 and was voted do pass on 3/27/18. It was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 5/13/18. It was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on 5/18/18. It was delivered to the Secretary of State on 5/30/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

HB 2091Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Authorizes, upon voter approval, a ten-cent tax increase on motor fuel.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/28/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 5/19/18. It is #45 in House Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

HB 2092Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Authorizes, upon voter approval, a ten-cent tax increase on motor fuel and twelve-cent tax increase on diesel fuel.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/29/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 3/29/18.
Position:  Strongly Support

HB 2148Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding motor fuel fees.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/28/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 4/3/18.
Position:  Support

HB 2149Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding taxation to modify sales and use tax definitions and to increase the motor fuel tax by seventeen cents.
Status:  It was 2nd read and referred to House Transportation Committee on 3/8/18.
Position:  Support

HB 2153Korman, Bart(R) – Creates the Emergency Bridge Repair and Replacement Fund.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 2/14/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was heard in House Rules Committee on 4/4/18 and was voted do pass on 4/4/18.
Position:  Monitor

HB 2268Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Modifies certain department of transportation reporting requirements.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 2/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/14/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 3/15/18.
Position:  Monitor

HB 2352Fraker, Lyndall(R) – Changes the law regarding county revenues dedicated to roads by expanding the purposes for which such revenues may be used.
Status:  It was heard in House Local Government Committee on 2/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/7/18. It was in executive session and voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 3/15/18. It is #20 on House Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

HJR 84Korman, Bart(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize a four-tenths percent sales and use tax whose revenues was dedicated to state highway uses.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/28/18 and was voted do pass on 4/11/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 4/16/18.
Position:  Support

HJR 96Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to raise the motor fuel tax to twenty-seven cents per gallon.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/28/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 4/3/18.
Position:  Support

HJR 97Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to raise the motor fuel tax to twenty-nine cents per gallon on diesel and twenty-seven cents per gallon on all other motor fuel.
Status:  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 3/28/18 and was voted do pass on 3/28/18. It was referred to House Rules Committee on 4/3/18.
Position:  Support

HJR 102Corlew, Kevin(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the highways and transportation commission to impose and collect tolls on bridges and highways in metropolitan areas for the purpose of managing congestion.
Status:  It was 2nd read in House on 3/5/18.
Position:  Support

SB 598Riddle, Jeanie(R) – Requires that the Department of Transportation utility corridor be 12 feet wide with the location determined by the State Highways and Transportation Commission.
Status:
  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 1/18/18 and was voted do pass on 1/25/18. It was perfected in Senate on 3/1/18 and was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 3/7/18. It was heard in House Utilities Committee on 4/18/18 and was voted do pass on 4/25/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 5/3/18. It was 3rd read and passed in House on 5/10/18. It was Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed on 5/10/18. It was signed by the Governor on 6/1/18.
Position:  Support

SB 617Eigel, Bill(R) – Modifies several provisions relating to taxation including raising the motor fuel tax by 6 cents.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Ways and Means Committee on 1/16/18 and was voted do pass on 2/13/18. It was Perfected in Senate on 3/28/18. It is #1 on Senate Informal Third Read Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support

SB 1050Schatz, Dave(R) – Modifies provisions of law relating to transportation.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 3/15/18 and was voted do pass on 3/29/18. It was perfected in Senate on 4/5/18 and was voted do pass in Senate Fiscal Review Committee on 4/11/18. It was 3rd read and passed in Senate on 4/11/18.  It was heard in House Transportation Committee on 4/25/18 and was voted do pass on 5/10/18. It was voted do pass in House Rules Committee on 5/11/18.
Position:  Monitor

SJR 36Schatz, Dave(R) – Authorizes a sales tax for law enforcement on state highways.
Status:  It was heard in Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on 3/29/18 and was voted do pass on 4/5/18. It is #1 on Senate Perfection Calendar on 5/15/18.
Position:  Support