State Government

HB 1036 – Party emblems on ballots. Repeals the provision that requires apolitical party’s emblem to be printed on an election ballot above the party caption.

HCS HB 1059 – Election recounts.Changes the required percentage necessary to initiate a recount of the votes cast in an election.

HCS HB 1060
– Elections. (See Local Government)

HB 1080 – Ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance. (See Local Government)

HB 1090
– Prevailing wage in disaster areas. Prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing wage on a project eligible for a housing tax credit if it is located in a disaster area.

SCS HB 1104 – Photo ID. Changes the laws regarding elections by requiring a voter to provide photo identification.

HB 1121 – Financial interest statements. Changes the laws regarding the filing of a financial interest statement with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

HB 1225 – Drug testing for legislators. Requires members of the General Assembly to be subject to random drug testing during the legislative session.

HB 1284 – Enhanced assault penalties. Adds an elected official or his or her staff to the list of persons protected by enhanced penalties for assault in the first, second, and third degrees.

HB 1320
– Campaign finance. Changes the laws regarding campaign contributions.

HB 1415 – Straight-ticket voting. Allows an individual at a general election to vote a straight party line ticket by voting for all candidates of the same political party with a single punch or mark.

HB 1438 – Advance ballots. Allows a voter to cast an advance ballot in certain circumstances.

HCS HB 1442 – Statewide office vacancy. Fills a vacancy in the office of United States Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, or State Treasurer by appointment by the Governor or a special election.

HB 1464 – One-year prohibition on lobbying by former statewide elected officials and legislators. Prohibits statewide elected officials and legislators elected to their first term on or after November 2,2012, from acting, serving, or registering as a lobbyist within one year of leaving office.

HB 1485
– Prohibition on candidates who are in violation of court-ordered payments. Prohibits any person who is in violation of a court order to pay specified monetary judgments from qualifying as a candidate for an elective office and his or her name from appearing on a ballot.

HB 1619 – Gubernatorial appointments. Requires the Governor to maintain and regularly update a listing of appointees to state boards, commissions, committees, and councils including residences, races,genders, and term expiration dates.

HB 1620 – Gubernatorial appointments. Requires the Governor when selecting appointees to state boards, commissions,committees, and councils to ensure that the membership reflects racial and gender equity based on population if possible.

HCS HB 1869 – Initiative and Referendum Petitions. Changes the laws regarding initiative and referendum petitions. Among other provisions, prohibits a person who has been found guilty of a forgery offense from qualifying as a petition circulator; requires a person collecting signatures to indicate whether or not he or she is being compensated by predominately displaying a sign or button stating that information;specifies that any person who signs a name not his or her own to any petition is guilty of a class one election offense; reduces the time that the Secretary of State has to approve or disapprove the form of a ballot measure from 30 days to 15 days.

HJR 39 – Legislative amendment to an approved initiative. Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting any change by the General Assembly to a statute as approved by voters through the initiative petition process without a certain percentage of votes.

HCS HJR 47 – Petition signature requirement. Proposes a constitutional amendment changing the number of voter signatures that are required to place an initiative petition or a referendum on a ballot.

SB 437 – Joint election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

SB 442 – Photo ID. Establishes photo identification requirements for voting.

SB 473 – Federal Immigration laws. Requires the Attorney General to sue the federal government to enforce federal immigration laws. Not in scope.

SB 475/SJR 24/SJR 30 – Joint election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Requires the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

SB 478 – Employee benefits for elected officials. Eliminates certain employee benefits for members of the General Assembly and statewide elected officials who first take office on or after January 1, 2013.

SB 479 – Employee benefits for elected officials. Eliminates certain employee benefits for members of the General Assembly and statewide elected officials who first take office on or after January 1, 2013.

SB 492 – Retirement benefits for elected officials. Modifies retirement benefits for new members of the general assembly and statewide elected officials and modifies interest paid on retirement refunds.

SB 502
– Jury duty. Allows elected officials to be excused from jury duty during their term of office. Oppose.

SB 545
– Drug testing for elected officials and staff. Requires certain public officials and certain staff members of the executive branch and legislature to submit to drug tests. Not in scope.

SB 625
– State employee retirement plans.Modifies the amount of retirement benefits transferred when employees transfer between certain retirement systems.

SB 650 – Senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointments. Requires Senate approval for gubernatorial appointments to certain boards, commissions, and committees.

SB 664 – Statewide smoking ban. Enacts a state-wide smoking ban.

SB 669 – Elected official retirement plans. Modifies the retirement plans for judges, statewide elected officials, and members of the General Assembly who first take office after January 1, 2013. Oppose.

SB 774 – Initiatives and referendums. Requires the Secretary of State to post certain initiative and referendum material on its website.

SB 808 – Recall elections for U.S. Senators. Implements recall elections for U.S. Senators.

SB 817 –Initiative and referendum petitions. (See Local Government)

SB 825 –Campaign contribution limits. Imposes campaign contribution limits for all statewide office,General Assembly, and all other elected offices in the State of Missouri.

SB 851
– Former legislators. Bars legislators from lobbying and serving on boards commissions and committees for two years after leaving office.

SB 862
– Prompt Pay Act. Modifies the Missouri Public Prompt Payment Act. Among other provisions, repeals certain retainage provisions where certain circumstances exist.

SCR 22 – Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Urges ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.

SCR 23/SJR 26 – Term limits. Proposes a constitutional amendment to create term limits for all statewide elected officials.

SJR 25 – Number of House of Representative members. Lowers the number of State Representatives from 163 to 101.

SJR 29 – Length of legislative session.Requires the legislative session to end in late March rather than mid-May,beginning with the 98th General Assembly.

SJR 37 – Apportionment commissions. Requires all meetings of apportionment commissions to be conducted in public and prohibits commission members from serving in General Assembly for 10 years after service on commission.

SJR 43 – Term limits. Limits the total service in the General Assembly to sixteen years in any proportion between the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SJR 44
– State budget cycle. Creates a two year budget cycle.

SJR 45 – Missouri enforcement of federal actions. Prohibits Missouri state government from recognizing, enforcing, or acting in furtherance of certain actions of the federal government. Oppose.

SJR 48 – Apportionment commissioners. Prohibits apportionment commission members from serving in the General Assembly for four years from the date the commission is discharged for failure to file a map with the Secretary of State.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • 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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