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HB 181 -Grants law enforcement officers, agents of the conservation commission, and the water patrol the authority to enforce certain laws, with restrictions. Sponsor: Representative Don Phillips-District 138-Republican. Comments: Allows conservation agents to enforce littering offenses on waterways, banks, and public lands Status: 4/20/17 Hearing held

HB 206 – Prohibits the collection of water, soil, or commodity samples by governmental entities without the written consent of the landowner. This bill is the same as HB 2733 (2016). Sponsor: Representative Jeff Pogue-District 143-Republican. Comments: Requires written consent from the landowner for collection of samples by federal and state agencies, political subdivision, or private contractor. including but not limited to: water, soil, livestock, or any other commodity.  If any entity intends to conduct tests or surveys in a county, a written letter and description of such test or survey shall be delivered to county commissioners. Status: 1/12/17 Referred to Conservation and Natural Resources(H), Hearing not scheduled

HB 553 – To amend chapters 444 and 640, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to the sale of certain lands acquired through legal settlements, with an emergency clause. Sponsor: Representative Robert Ross-District 142-Republican. Comments: This would require sale of the new Eleven Point, Bryant Creek, Ozark Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks. Status: 1/11/17 Read Second Time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HB 556  - Codifies provisions relating to the navigability of Missouri’s waters. Sponsor: Representative Robert Ross-District 142-Republican. Status:  4/12/17 Public Hearing Completed  Read more: Defining Missouri’s Right to Float, Loring Bullard-River Hills Traveler

HB 653  - Changes the laws regarding financing provided by the state to public utilities for the purpose of water pollution control. SponsorCraig Redmon - Republican. Status: 2/16/2017 Referred: Utilities (H)

HB 821 –  Requires the Department of Natural Resources to sell certain lands acquired through environmental settlement funds. Sponsor: Representative Robert Ross-District 142-Republican. Comments: This would require sale of the new Eleven Point, Bryant Creek, Ozark Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks.  Status: Voted Do Pass 2/28/17, 03/07/2017 – Referred: Rules – Administrative Oversight(H), Action Postponed: Date: 3/13/2017

HB 860 – Changes the laws regarding jurisdiction ceded to the United States within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Sponsor: Representative Jeff Pogue-District 143-Republican. Status: 2/8/17 Read Second Time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HB 1042 – Changes the laws regarding development permits in floodplains. Sponsor: Representative John McCaherty-District 97-Republican. Status: 03/08/2017 – Referred: Local Government(H), Hearing Complete: Date: 3/15/2017

HB 1130 – To amend chapter 640, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the sale of certain
lands acquired through legal settlements. Sponsor: Representative Jeff Pogue-District 143-Republican. Status:3/2/17 Read Second time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HB 1168 - To repeal section 260.262, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to lead acid batteries. Sponsor: Representative Bart Korman-District 42-Repubican. Status: 4/20/17 Reported Do Pass

HJR 9 - Conservation sales and use tax. Sponsor: Representative Mike Moon-District 157 Republican. Voter Approval Specifics: Constitutional amendment requires the conservation sales and use tax of .125% to be approved by voters in 2016, 2021, and then every six years thereafter. If a majority of the voters fail to approve the continuance of the tax, the tax will terminate at the end of the second fiscal year after the last election was held. Status: 1/5/17 Read Second time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HJR 38 – Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the conservation sales and use tax to be reauthorized every 10 years and divides the revenue with the Highways and Transportation Commission. Sponsor: Representative Jay Houghton- District 43 Republican. Voter Approval Specifics: Constitutional amendment divides the conservation sales and use equality between the Department of Conservation and the Highways and Transportation Commission and requires the tax to be approved by voters in 2018, and then every 10 years thereafter. If a majority of the voters fail to approve the continuance of the tax, the tax will terminate at the end of the second fiscal year after the last election was held. Status: 2/9/17 Read second time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not a the House calendar

HJR 40 –  Modifies the membership composition and terms of service of the commissioners on the Conservation Commission. Sponsor: Representative Jay Houghton- District 43 Republican. Status: 4/10/2017 – Reported Do Pass (H), Referred: Rules – Administrative Oversight(H)

SB 22  Modifies provisions relating to hazardous wasted. Sponsor: Chappelle-Nadal, Maria(D)  Status: 4/26/2017 – Hearing Scheduled H Budget–(8:15 a.m. – HR 3)

SB 76 - Brian Munzlinger(R) – Prohibits private nuisance actions from being brought when the property owner has a related government issued permit. Status: 4/18/2017 – Informal Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection. Comments: Effective Date – August 28, 2017. This act is similar to SB 894 (2016) and SB 54 (2015).

SB 77 - Brian Munzlinger(R) – Prohibits political subdivisions from adopting ordinances relating to the labeling, cultivation, or use of seed, fertilizers, or soil conditioners. Status: 2/20/2017 – Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee. Comments: Effective Date – August 28, 2017. This act is identical to HB 175 (2017), is substantially similar to HCS/HB 1729 (2016), and is similar to SB 769 (2016).

SJR 16 – Amends the Constitution to require that the sales tax dedicated to conservation purposes be resubmitted to the voters for approval every 10 years. Sponsor: Senator Brian Munzlinger-District 18 Republican. Status: 3/27/2017 – Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee

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Last Updated: April 24, 2017

 

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  • Introduction – introduced by members
  • First and Second Readings – number and title read
  • Assigned to Committee – votes and makes reccommendations
  • Public Hearing – presented to public, opponents and proponents speak
  • Committee Executive Session – votes and makes reccommendations
  • Perfection of a Bill – debated on floor and make amendments
  • Third Reading and Final Passage – debated on floor, no amendments, vote to pass
  • Signing by the Governor – the governor can sign, veto, not sign or veto line-items
  • Effective Date of Laws – enacted 90 days after the end of session (August 28)

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