The Missouri Senate Minute


The Senate Minute drops Mondays through Thursdays during session and Tuesdays during the interim. The Senate Minute encapsulates Senate actions into one 60-second package, ready for air or for podcast.

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February

Feb. 22, 2024:  

Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 799, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to motor vehicle assessments. This measure has been laid over for continued dialogue.

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Feb. 21, 2024:  

Missouri senators give first-round approval to Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83. This resolution would ask voters to modify provisions relating to constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 20, 2024:  

Senate Bill 978 and Senate Bill 1035 seek to enact provisions relating to payments for prescription drugs. Both of these proposals were heard in the Missouri Senate Insurance and Banking Committee on Monday afternoon (2/19).

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Feb. 19, 2024:  

After spending 11 hours on Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83 this past week, Missouri senators may return to the topic this week. This resolution would let voters decide on modifying provisions relating to constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 15, 2024:  

After spending 11 hours on Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83, Missouri senators could continue the discussion next week. This joint resolution would let voters decide new rules governing constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 14, 2024:  

Missouri senators have now spent approximately 11 hours discussing Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83. This resolution would let Missouri voters decide modifying provisions relating to constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 13, 2024:  

Missouri senators spend time discussing Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83 on the floor of the Missouri Senate. This resolution would ask voters to decide changes to constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 12, 2024:  

Missouri senators could discuss Senate Joint Resolutions 74, 48, 59, 61 & 83 on the floor of the Missouri Senate this week. Upon voter approval, this resolution would modify provisions relating to constitutional amendments.

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Feb. 8, 2024:  

Senate Bills 1168 & 810 would modify provisions relating to public funding of abortion facilities and affiliates, and provisions relating to MO HealthNet providers. Missouri senators discussed this measure on Feb. 7.

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Feb. 7, 2024:  

The Missouri Senate Select Committee on Empowering Missouri Parents and Children hears Senate Bill 1051, legislation that seeks to allow the enrollment of non-resident students in public school districts, and Senate Bill 1081, a measure that would require public schools to develop cardiac emergency response plans.

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Feb. 6, 2024:  

Missouri senators send Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration. This resolution would make changes to rules governing the Virtual Instruction Program.

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Feb. 5, 2024:  

As the Missouri Senate moves toward discussions on key pieces of legislation, some are starting to wonder what other issues could become the focus for lawmakers as the Legislature moves into the second month of the 2024 regular legislative session.

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Feb. 1, 2024:  

The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 767 and Senate Bill 1342, both of which relate to raising the age for marriage in the Show-Me State.

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January

Jan. 31, 2024:  

Senate Bill 748 seeks to modify provisions relating to reimbursement allowance taxes. This could be the first measure Missouri senators discuss on the floor of the Missouri Senate this session.

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Jan. 30, 2024:  

Senate Joint Resolution 74 is on its way to the Missouri Senate for discussion. This resolution, if approved by Missouri voters, would make changes to the way initiative petitions would get on future ballots.

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Jan. 29, 2024:  

Missouri senators prepare to discuss one of the biggest issues of this session. The Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee hears 12 different Senate joint resolutions that relate to initiative petition (I.P.) reform.

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Jan. 25, 2024:  

Senate Bill 810 would modify provisions relating to eligible MO HealthNet providers. Senate Bill 888 would modify the Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Board. Both of these proposals have been heard in committee.

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Jan. 24, 2024:  

Among the measures moving through committee right now are Senate Bill 780, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to student enrollment in the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, and Senate Bill 861, a measure that would modify provisions relating to expungement.

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Jan. 23, 2024:  

The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 746, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to eligibility for parole, and Senate Bill 760, a measure that would modify provisions relating to the critical incident stress management program.

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Jan. 22, 2024:  

Sports wagering and the earnings are on the minds of some Missouri senators, but not all.

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Jan. 18, 2024:  

The Missouri Senate Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hears Senate Bill 754, a measure that would modify provisions relating to law enforcement animals, and Senate Bill 788, which would create the offense of unlawful discharge of a firearm. 

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Jan. 17, 2024:  

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee hears Senate Bill 748, a measure that would modify provisions relating to reimbursement allowance taxes. The F.R.A., as it is commonly referred to, comes up for renewal every few years.

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Jan. 16, 2024:  

Missouri senators may spend time on any number of education-related measures this year. Already, three proposals have been heard in committee, with more to come this week.

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Jan. 15, 2024:  

Among the measures that could be heard in committee this week is Senate Bill 748, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to reimbursement allowance taxes. 

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Jan. 11, 2024:  

Missouri Senate committees have started to meet. Among the first legislation to be heard this session is Senate Bill 727, a measure that seeks to modify provisions of the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.

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Jan. 10, 2024:  

In any year, there can be any number of priorities held amongst all of the lawmakers. As the 2024 continues, these priorities are coming under the microscope.

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Jan. 9, 2024:  

Missouri senators may revisit rules regarding who can own land in the Show-Me State. This became a focal point during the 2023 regular legislative session as well.

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Jan. 8, 2024:  

Missouri senators may look at the earnings tax, which affects people who live in both the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Residents vote on this tax’s extension every few years. 

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Jan. 4, 2024:  

Missouri senators may continue to work toward changing state law on who can own property in Missouri. Some lawmakers also want to address four-day school weeks in our state during this year’s regular legislative session, which started on Jan. 3.

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Jan. 3, 2024:  

As Missouri senators kick off the Second Regular Session of the 102nd General Assembly, some lawmakers may consider looking at both crime and local control again this year. 

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Jan. 2, 2024:  

When lawmakers return to Jefferson City tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 3), some of the items they discuss will resemble what they talked about in 2023. Part of this list could include initiative petition reform.

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Jan. 1, 2024:  

Among the many potential topics for lawmakers this year could be sports gambling. The 2024 legislative session will start Wednesday, Jan. 3.

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