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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 181 - Affects enforcement of littering on waterways

Sponsor: Representative Don Phillips-District 138-Republican Comments: Allows conservation agents to enforce littering offenses on waterways, banks, and public lands Status: Public Hearing Completed

HB 556  - Significantly affects recreation and other users of Missouri’s rivers and streams by giving riparian owners ownership to the low water mark. This bill is the same as HCS HB 2405 (2016).

Sponsor: Representative Robert Ross-District 142-Republican Comments: Reduces public usage of navigable waterways to the low water mark instead of the high water mark which currently allows activities such accessing gravel bars.  It defines navigability, non-navigability, and natural watercourse and requires a Missouri Court to deem waterways navigable.  Lastly, it prohibits MoDNR from implementing or enforcing any federal rule regarding Waters of the U.S. or navigable waters. Status: 1/11/17 Read Second Time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

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HB 821 -  Emergency Clause-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), Hearing Held: Date: 3/13/2017 Time: 5:00 PM or upon adjournment (whichever is later) Location: House Hearing Room 4

HB 553 - Emergency Clause-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: 1/11/17 Read Second Time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HB 1130 - Requires the Department of Natural Resources to sell certain lands acquired through environmental settlement funds

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 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 land owner 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

HJR 9 - Proposes a constitutional amendment to require that the conservation sales tax be renewed by voters every six years

Sponsor: Representative Mike Moon-District 157 Republican Status:1/5/17 Read Second time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not on a House calendar

HB 1168 - Extends the termination date of the fee imposed on sales of lead-acid batteries.

Sponsor: Representative Bart Korman-District 42-Repubican Status: 3/2/17 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 Held: Date: 3/15/2017 Time: 12:00 PM or upon conclusion of morning session (whichever is later) Location: House Hearing Room 1

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 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: 3/1/17 Read second time (H), Hearing not scheduled, Bill currently not a the House calendar

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: 2/2/2017 – Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee

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Last Updated: March 17, 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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