Business Law

HB 1065 – Small claims. Authorizes a corporation or unincorporated association to be represented in small claims court for certain actions by its president or vice-president for any claim of $500 or less. Oppose.

HB 1066 – Unemployment compensation and gross wages. Increases from $400 to $1,500 the minimum amount of gross wages that an employer must pay to an employee before the employer’s unemployment compensation account will be charged.  

HB 1086 – Labor organizations. Specifies certain employee rights as they relate to labor organizations.  

HB 1089 – Prevailing wage. Repeals the provisions regarding the prevailing hourly wage requirements and specifies that no person will be paid a prevailing wage with specified exceptions.  

HB 1129– Unlawful merchandising practices. Specifies that it is an unlawful merchandising practice to misrepresent the geographic location of a business.  

HB 1205 – Labor organizations. Specifies certain employee rights as they relate to labor organizations.  

HB 1219 – Human Rights Act and Whistleblower Protection Act. (See Labor Law). No position.

HB 1224 – Federal work authorization programs. Requires all employers and business entities to enroll and actively participate in a federal work authorization program and imposes stricter penalties for employing unauthorized aliens. Not in scope.

HB 1240 – Credit history of applicants. Prohibits an employer from using a job applicant’s personal credit history as a hiring criteria except where the credit history is shown to be directly related to the position sought by the applicant.  
HB 1326 – Business Premises Safety Act. Establishes the Business Premises Safety Act, which among other provisions, prohibits a business owner or operator from restricting any person from lawfully possessing a firearm in a motor vehicle except in a vehicle owned or leased by the business; states that business owners, operators, merchants and shopkeepers do not have a duty to guard against the criminal act of a third party unless they know or have reason to know that the acts are occurring or are about to occur; states that an owner or operator of a business will not be liable for injury or damage resulting from compliance with these provisions.  Not in scope.

HB 1514 – Series LLCs. Allows for the establishment of a series limited liability company.  No position.

HB 1538 – Labor organizations. Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

HB 1555
– Credit scores and employment. Makes it an improper employment practice for an employer to refuse to hire or to discharge, reduce compensation, or modify any condition of a person’s employment based on his or her credit score or history.

HB 1561 – L3Cs.  Allows for the organization of a low-profit limited liability company or L3C. Not in scope.

HB 1655 – Product liability claims. (See Tort Law) Not in scope.

HCS HB 1794 – Employment security. (See Labor Law)

SB 435 – Labor organizations. Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks.

SB 462/SB 476 – Unsecured loans. (See Commercial Law)

SB 514  – Labor organizations.Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

SB 539– Personal information of employees and customers. Creates a crime for employers who divulge certain personal information of employees and customers.

SB 547  – Labor organizations.Bars employers from requiring employees to engage in or cease engaging in certain labor practices.

 SB 553– Labor organizations. Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and bars them from withholding earnings from paychecks.

 SB 584 – Tax exemptions and local loan agreements for data centers. (See Taxation Law)

SB 623 – Transfer of fiduciary obligations. Allows all banks,trust companies, and national banks with trust powers, regardless of location,to transfer fiduciary obligations consisting only of irrevocable life insurance trusts to any such banks and trust companies.  

SB 626 – Limitation of manufacturer’s liability. Limits liability for a manufacturer after a product has been materially altered.

SB 629 – Nonparticipating tobacco manufacturers. Modifies the formula for determining how much money certain tobacco product manufacturers who are not participating in the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement receive back from escrow funds.

 SB 661 – Individual income tax deduction for business income and corporate tax reduction. Creates a phased-in individual income tax deduction for business income and reduces the corporate income tax rate over a five-year period.

SB 798
– Sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.Prohibits discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. No action.

SB 816 – Unemployment. Redefines “misconduct” and “good cause” for the purposes of disqualification from unemployment benefits.

SB 907
– Labor organizations. Requires certain employers to post certain rights of employees with respect to labor organizations.

 

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

Key
  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation
 

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Immigration Law 
Insurance Law 
Judicial Administration 
Labor Law 
Local Law 
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Military Law 
Poverty Law 
Probate & Trust Law 
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State Government
Taxation Law 
Tort Law
Transportation Law 
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