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Bill Tracking – 2018

STATUS OF LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ACEC/MISSOURI
February 19, 2018

 

BUSINESS BILLS

HB 1238Stacy, Dan(R) – Changes the laws regarding tax credits by placing a sunset clause on every credit.

HB 1692Miller, Rocky(R) – Changes the laws regarding port authorities procuring professional services.

HB 1702Green, Alan(D) – Establishes the Missouri Prompt Pay Act relating to payment dates for contractors and subcontractors.

HB 1926Henderson, Mike(R) – Modifies provisions relating to public contracts.

HB 2088Frederick, Keith(R) – Prohibits covenants not to compete.

HB 2089Gregory, David(R) – Modifies provisions relating to tort actions, specifically unlawful merchandising practices, products liability claims, and venue requirements.

HB 2312Hill, Justin(R) – Establishes the “Occupational Regulation Defense Act”.

HB 2453Austin, Kevin(R) – Changes the laws regarding surety bonds for public work contracts.

SB 551Wasson, Jay(R) – Relating to financial incentives for job creation.

SB 578Romine, Gary(R) – Modifies laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and at-will employees.

SB 849Kehoe, Mike(R) – Prohibits public bodies from entering into certain contracts with companies that are boycotting Israel.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL / ENERGY BILLS

HB 1575Berry, T.J.(R) – Modifies provisions on ratemaking related to public electric utilities.

HB 1727Sommer, Chrissy(R) – Modifies provisions relating to solid waste management.

HB 1753Pogue, Jeffrey(R) – Prohibits the collection of water, soil, or commodity samples by governmental entities without the written consent of the landowner.

HB 1801Miller, Rocky(R) – Modifies provisions relating to the expiration date of certain fees collected by the Department of Natural Resources.

HB 1850McCreery, Tracy(D) – Modifies the membership of the Clean Water Commission.

HB 1878Miller, Rocky(R) – Establishes the Rate Case Modernization Act, relating to rate making for gas corporations.

HB 1977Redmon, Craig(R) – Changes the law regarding grants for water supply and sewer systems.

HB 1988Ellington, Brandon(D) – Establishes the Customer Utility Protection Act – regarding public utility connection fees.

HB 1998Bondon, Jack(R) – Creates guidelines for reviewing the comprehensive state energy plan.

HB 1999Bondon, Jack(R) – Modifies provisions for water utility rate adjustment.

HB 2000Bondon, Jack(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2041Fitzwater-49, Travis(R) – Allows the Department of Natural Resources to promulgate rules for the management and closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments and landfills.

HB 2051Miller, Rocky(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2052Kidd, Bill E.(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2053Berry, T.J.(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2054Francis, Rick(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2055DeGroot, Bruce(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2056McDaniel, Andrew(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2057Fraker, Lyndall(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2058Plocher, Dean(R) – Changes the law for Public Service Commission regarding electric utilities rate making for capital improvements.

HB 2197Miller, Rocky(R) – Changes the law regarding the Public Service Commission.

HB 2213Lichtenegger, Donna(R) – Requires water supply districts that intend to modify their water supply fluoridation to seek information about the impact from their local health department.

HB 2216Brattin, Rick(R) – Prohibits political subdivisions from restricting the rights of certain property owners with regard to water resources.

HB 2222Korman, Bart(R) – Modifies provisions relating to electrical energy.

HB 2257Redmon, Craig(R) – Modifies provisions relating to the petroleum storage tank insurance fund.

HB 2265Berry, T.J.(R) – Modifies provisions for public utilities.

HB 2344Miller, Rocky(R) – Modifies provisions of the property assessment clean energy act.

HB 2365Berry, T.J.(R) – Modifies the definition of “electric plant.”

HB 2447Korman, Bart(R) – Modifies provisions for construction of new facilities by utility companies.

HB 2449Redmon, Craig(R) – Modifies provisions for construction of new facilities by utility companies.

HB 2479Pietzman, Randy(R) – Allows a Department of Natural Resources permittee to use the least expensive design option to meet any environmental standard if the plan meets all other permit requirements.

SB 564Emery, Ed(R) – Modifies provisions relating to public utilities rate adjustments outside normal rate proceedings for investor-owned utilities.

SB 572Silvey, Ryan(R) – Modifies provisions relating to public utilities rate adjustments – similar to SB564.

SB 642Emery, Ed(R) – Modifies provisions relating to rate-making for public gas, water, wastewater and electric utilities.

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.

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.

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.

SB 730Wallingford, Wayne(R) – Establishes the Rate Case Modernization Act for gas corporations.

SB 782Cunningham, Mike(R) – Extends surface mining permit fees sunset to 2024.

SB 815Schatz, Dave(R) – Modifies the civil penalty for violating federally mandated natural gas safety standards.

SB 816Schatz, Dave(R) – Modifies the civil penalty for violating certain underground facility safety standards.

SB 933Hegeman, Dan(R) – Modifies provisions relating to property assessed clean energy (PACE).

 

TORT REFORM BILLS

SB 546Munzlinger, Brian(R) – Makes tort reform provisions of civil procedure regarding rejoinder, venue, and personal jurisdiction.

SB 678Eigel, Bill(R) – Provides that defendants in tort actions shall only be held severally liable and not jointly – tort reform.

 

TRANSPORTATION BILLS

HB 1447Eggleston, J.(R) – Increases the membership of the Highways and Transportation Commission to eight commissioners.

HB 1479Brattin, Rick(R) – Implements the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and dedicates the resulting revenue to the State Road Fund.

HB 1699Quade, Crystal(D) – Implements the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement and directs the savings created to certain funds.

HB 1912Brattin, Rick(R) – Changes the laws regarding tax increment financing and transportation development districts.

HB 2035Trent, Curtis(R) – Creates a fund dedicated to transportation projects from the revenue saved through lower tax credit redemptions.

HB 2059Ellebracht, Mark(D) – Modifies provisions of sunshine laws relating to data exchanged on government-issued cell phones.

HB 2091Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Authorizes, upon voter approval, a ten-cent tax increase on motor fuel.

HB 2092Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Authorizes, upon voter approval, a ten-cent tax increase on motor fuel and twelve-cent tax increase on diesel fuel.

HB 2135Messenger, Jeff(R) – Requires the director of the department of transportation to be appointed by the governor, subject to the advice and consent of the senate.

HB 2147Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding taxation so that the top income tax rate is reduced over several years and the motor fuel tax is increased by a proportional amount to be revenue neutral.

HB 2148Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding motor fuel fees.

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.

HB 2150Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the laws regarding the highway patrol so that it is funded under the general revenue.

HB 2153Korman, Bart(R) – Creates the Emergency Bridge Repair and Replacement Fund.

HB 2207Berry, T.J.(R) – Allows the department of transportation to authorize, operate, and approve construction designs for transportation sensor systems.

HB 2215Brattin, Rick(R) – Exempts state road projects from the prevailing wage law to the extent allowed by federal law.

HB 2268Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Modifies certain department of transportation reporting requirements.

HB 2288Hannegan, Tom(R) – Allows counties, cities, towns, and villages to charge an additional $1 fee on car rentals, with the proceeds to be used for road and bridge improvements.

HB 2352Fraker, Lyndall(R) – Changes the law regarding county revenues dedicated to roads by expanding the purposes for which such revenues may be used.

HB 2386Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Extends sovereign immunity to contractors and subcontractors of the department of transportation when the contractors are performing governmental services previously performed by the department of transportation.

HB 2482Korman, Bart(R) – Allows th department of transportation to, by rule, adjust certain transportation fees by the percentage of inflationary increase or decrease.

HB 2483Korman, Bart(R) – Establishes a “miles driven” fee to be paid at the time of registration of a motor vehicle with a model year of 2020 and later.

HB 2484Korman, Bart(R) – Establishes the I-70 Regional Transportation District.

HB 2485Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding motor vehicle decal fees.

HJR 74Messenger, Jeff(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the highways and transportation commission to construct toll roads and impose and collect tolls on interstates and four-lane roadways.

HJR 83Messenger, Jeff(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to direct increased funding from motor vehicle registration fee adjustments for inflation to a farm to market fund, a port development fund, the state road bond fund, and the highway patrol.

HJR 84Korman, Bart(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize a four-tenths percent sales and use tax whose revenues will be dedicated to state highway uses.

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.

SB 611Koenig, Andrew(R) – Among other tax provisions proposes to cut individual and corporate income tax and raise the motor fuel tax.

SB 617Eigel, Bill(R) – Modifies several provisions relating to taxation including raising the motor fuel tax by 6 cents.

SB 619Eigel, Bill(R) – Allows the Highways and Transportation Commission to issue bonds to finance transportation infrastructure projects in St. Charles County.

SB 734Schatz, Dave(R) – Increases the motor fuel tax from $0.17/gallon to $0.27/gallon.

SB 956Cunningham, Mike(R) – Modifies provisions of law relating to transportation infrastructure financing.

SB 984Wallingford, Wayne(R) – Specifies that the State Highways and Transportation Commission shall consider veteran-owned small businesses to be disadvantaged business enterprises for purposes of highway construction contracts and associated reporting.