Sen. Schatz' Legislative History

This is a list of all of Sen. Schatz' sponsored legislation since 2011. This is from the house.mo.gov website and all links reference the info on the official Missouri State website. Also included are his most significant contributors.

2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

SB 599 Modifies the law pertaining to prevailing wage. (lowers workers’ wages)

SB 599 – Under current law, the method for determining the prevailing hourly rate of wages depends upon the type of work contracted for, the occupational title being performed, and the county in which the public body is located. This act repeals this provision and instead stipulates that the prevailing hourly rate of wages shall be equivalent to the average hourly wage rate in each locality as determined by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center within the Department of Economic Development.

Furthermore, the prevailing wage law shall only apply to the construction of public works for which the contract awarded is more than $500,000.

This act is substantially similar to SS/HB 104 (2017).

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SB 600 Enacts new provisions relating to professional employer organizations.

REGISTRATION OF PEOs

Under this act, no person is permitted to provide, advertise, or otherwise hold itself out as providing professional employer services unless such person is registered with the Secretary of State. PEOs may register individually or as a group . PEOs may further apply for limited registration. A PEO is eligible for limited registration if it is domiciled outside the state, licensed as a PEO in another state, does not maintain an office in this state or directly solicit clients in this state, and does not have more than 50 employees employed or domiciled in this state on any given day.

The Secretary of State shall maintain a list of PEOs registered in this state. The Secretary is permitted to produce forms to be used for registration but shall permit the acceptance of electronic filings by either the PEO or an independent organization authorized by the PEO to act on behalf of a PEO.

PEOs shall pay an initial registration fee not to exceed $500 with an annual renewal fee not exceed $250. PEOs seeking limited registration shall pay an initial and annual registration fee not to exceed $250. The Secretary may determine a lower fee to be paid by a PEO. The Secretary shall determine a fee to be paid by PEO groups. No fee shall exceed the amount reasonably necessary for the administration of the act.

REQUIREMENTS OF PEOs AND CLIENTS OF PEOs

Each PEO or PEO group shall maintain either positive working capital or provide a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a minimum market value equaling the deficiency plus one hundred thousand dollars to the Secretary of State. PEOs seeking limited registration are not required to meet these requirements.

The act establishes the conditions under which a client and a PEO may enter into a professional employment agreement as well as the rights and responsibilities of each party under such agreement.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE

The responsibility to obtain workers’ compensation coverage shall be specifically allocated in the professional employer agreement to either the PEO or the client.

If the coemployment relationship between a PEO and a client is terminated, the client shall utilize an experience modification rating that reflects its individual experience. The PEO shall provide a client its workers’ compensation information within 5 business days of receiving or giving notice that the relationship has been terminated.

A client may request its workers’ compensation information at any time and the PEO shall provide such information to the client within 5 business days of receiving such request. Such information shall also be provided to any future client insurer if requested by such client.

A client is additionally required to provide prospective insurers with its workers’ compensation information upon receiving such information from the PEO. A client is further required to disclose to a prospective insurer its current or previous relationship with a PEO. Violation of either of these provisions is subject to a Class A misdemeanor.

If a third party requests verification of a client’s experience modification factor for a client in certain types of insurance policies from a PEO, the PEO shall, within five business days of receipt of receiving the client’s consent, provide the information to the third party. If the client refuses to grant consent to a request for information, the PEO shall notify the requesting third party that the client has refused to consent to the disclosure of the information.

PENALTIES

Persons may be sanctioned by the Secretary of State for violating provisions of this act. Such sanctions may include revocation of license or the imposition of an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000, among other potential penalties.

This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1719 (2018), SS/SB 666 (2018), HCS/SCS/SB 846 (2018), and HCS/HBs 1656 & 2075 (2018). The act is substantially similar to SCS/SB 266 (2017), HB 1154 (2017), HB 1196 (2017), HB 1198 (2017), SCS/SB 877 (2016), HB 1703 (2016), and HB 2203 (2014).

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SB 601 Modifies provisions relating to maximum medical fees under workers’ compensation laws.

SB 601 – Under current law, health care providers are prohibited from charging a fee for treatment and care under workers’ compensation laws that is greater than the usual and customary fee the provider receives from private individuals or private health insurance carriers. This act repeals that provision and instead requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a medical fee schedule setting forth the maximum fee that a health-care provider may charge for such treatment and care.

All fees established by the schedule shall promote health care cost containment and efficiency, and shall be sufficient to ensure availability of such reasonably necessary treatment, care, and attendance to each injured employee to cure and relieve the employee from the effects of the injury.

The Division is required to increase or decrease the fee schedule based on the change in the Consumer Price Index.

The initial medical fee schedule shall be produced no later than December 1, 2018, and shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

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SB 663 Allows for an appropriation to cooperate with political subdivisions on land clearance projects related to tourism infrastructure facilities.

SS/SCS/SB 663 – This act allows the State of Missouri and any other public body to expend funds for the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking or carrying out of a land clearance project or projects within the City of St. Louis to develop, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repair or improve any tourism infrastructure facilities, as defined in the act, which exists as of August 28, 2018, and for which an application is made and approved by the Department of Economic Development by August 28, 2019.

Any expenditure for such a land clearance project shall be limited to a portion of tax revenues derived directly or indirectly from such project as stated in an agreement between the public body and the land clearance for redevelopment authority, provided that such agreement shall not be longer than thirty years, the annual amount of state appropriation shall not exceed six million dollars, and the project shall be determined to produce a positive net fiscal impact for the state over the term of such agreement.

The Director of the Department of Economic Development shall make an annual report detailing the overall net fiscal impact to the state for each project.

This provision is substantially similar to HB 1609 (2018), SB 469 (2017), HB 1061 (2017), and HB 2805 (2016).

Additionally, the Jackson County Convention and Sports Complex Fund is currently authorized to receive $3M in state appropriations each year until 2019. This act extends such date to 2024. (Section 67.641)

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SB 664 Allows retailers of intoxicating liquors to transport products to and from a designated central warehouse.

SB 664 – This act allows any person, firm, or corporation owning more than one premises, that is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor containing alcohol in excess of 5% by weight at retail, to designate central warehouses to which liquor, except beer and other malt liquor, purchased from a wholesaler may be delivered and stored with the permission of the Supervisor of Liquor Control. The liquor stored in such warehouses may then be transferred to any premise in the state licensed to sell intoxicating liquor at retail which is owned and operated by the same person, firm, or corporation.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 1141 (2017), and is similar SB 480 (2017).

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SB 665 Modifies the law relating to vacancies in the office of county commissioner.

SB 665 – Currently, when there is a vacancy in the office of county commissioner, the Governor is required to fill such vacancy with a person who resides in the district at the time of vacancy. This act changes that process so that when there is less than one year remaining in the term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor but if there is one year or more remaining in the term, the Governor shall appoint an eligible person with the advice and consent of the Senate.

These procedures do not apply to charter counties.

This act is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed to HB 1428 (2018), a provision in SS/SCS/HB 1442 (2018), a provision in the perfected HCB 23 (2018), the perfected SB 114 (2017), SB 701 (2016), and SCS/SB 289 (2015), and similar to a provision in HCS/HB 1632 (2016).

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SB 707 Modifies provisions relating to vehicle sales.

CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 707 – This act modifies provisions relating to vehicle sales.

The act increases, from $25,000 to $50,000, the bond required for licensure as a motor vehicle dealer.

This act also requires motor vehicle dealer license applicants to submit their regular business hours, and a phone number and email address where the applicant can be contacted during regular business hours. Applicants shall maintain a working telephone number during the entire registration year which will allow the public, the Department of Revenue, and law enforcement to contact the applicant during regular business hours, and shall maintain an email address that may be used for official correspondence with the department.

The act increases, from 6 to 8, the number of vehicle sales required as evidence a person is engaged in the motor vehicle business and eligible for licensure or renewal.

Upon the sale of a currently licensed motor vehicle dealership, if the new owner does not wish to retain the selling dealer’s license number, the Department shall issue to the new owner a new dealer’s license number and an equal number of plates or certificates as the selling dealer had been issued.

Currently, motor vehicle dealers shall receive one dealer license plate upon application for a dealer’s license, and may be issued two additional plates. Thereafter, dealers may be issued an additional plate for each 10 additional vehicles sold. This act specifies that motor vehicle dealers shall receive one plate and may receive a second upon application for a license, and may obtain additional plates beginning at 15 vehicle sales.

This act modifies the classifications of vehicle dealers to which the Department of Revenue shall assign certain distinctive dealer license numbers.

The act specifies that motor vehicle dealer licenses may, rather than shall, be suspended or revoked following a hearing on allegations of certain violations of the dealer licensure law.

This act modifies the law with regard to off-premise vehicle shows and sales. The act leaves in place existing requirements that the vehicles sold be used and titled solely in the seller’s ordinary course of business, and that the sales be held in conjunction with a credit union or other financial institution. Motor vehicle dealers may participate in up to two motor vehicle sales or shows annually and conduct sales away from the dealer’s registered place of business, which for purposes of this section shall be considered “off-premise events" under certain circumstances. Such events shall be conducted for not more than 5 consecutive days, the event shall not require an unreasonably prohibitive participation fee, a majority of the dealers within a class located within a certain distance of the event participate or are notified at least 45 days in advance and have the opportunity to participate, and the organizer of the event provides a copy of the notice to the Director of the Department of Revenue. No dealer shall participate in an off-premise event more than 10 miles from its licensed location. Recreational vehicle dealers may participate even if a majority of recreational vehicle dealers in the city or town do not.

These provisions are similar to SCS/HB 2122 (2018), and to provisions in SB 492 (2017), HCS/SCS/SB 399 (2017), and HB 1034 (2017).

Currently, to transfer most vehicles’ registration to a new owner, the vehicle must undergo a safety inspection not more than 60 days prior to the date of the application for vehicle registration. Under the act, if a vehicle is purchased from a motor vehicle dealer and a valid inspection has been made within 60 days of the purchase date, the new owner may utilize an inspection performed within 90 days prior to the application for registration or transfer.

This provision is identical to provisions in the House perfected HB 2122 (2018), CCS/HCS/SS/SB 881 (2018), and to HB 2487 (2018).

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SB 708 Modifies provisions relating to motor vehicle financial responsibility.

SB 708 – This act enacts provisions relating to motor vehicle financial responsibility.

MINIMUM LIMITS OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Sections 105.1073, 303.020, 303.022, 303.030, 303.120, 303.190, and 303.240)

This act increases, from ten thousand dollars to twenty-five thousand dollars, the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage a person must carry for others’ property when operating a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.

The act similarly amends a statute requiring minimum coverage limits for state-controlled motor vehicles, aircraft, and marine vessels.

This act increases, from sixty thousand dollars to seventy-five thousand dollars, the total amount required to be deposited with the state to receive a certificate of financial responsibility from the State Treasurer.

These provisions apply only to policies and certificates issued on or after July 1, 2019.

These provisions have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019.

These provisions are substantially similar to SCS/SB 223 (2017) and provisions in SCS/HB 256 (2017), and similar to provisions in HB 900 (2017).

REDUCTIONS IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE (Sections 379.110 and 379.118)

Currently, automobile insurance policies in this state can not be renewed with types or limits of coverage that are not at least equal to those in the existing policy – the existing policy must be cancelled and a new policy issued in its place.

The act removes this restriction for reductions that do not apply to all insureds with the same policy form, but requires written notice of the reduction in coverage to be provided to the insured no less than 15 days prior to the effective date of the proposed reduction. Such notice may be provided at the same time as written notice of policy renewal.

These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 955 (2018).

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SB 709 Modifies the process by which travel hardships are granted to public school pupils.

SCS/SB 709 – This act changes the process by which travel hardships are granted to public school pupils.

A parent or guardian of any pupil residing in St. Elizabeth or St. Albans is authorized to submit an application to the Commissioner of Education requesting that the pupil and any sibling of the pupil be assigned to another school district if the pupil is eligible and meets certain conditions as described in the act.

The act specifies that the driving distance from the pupil’s residence to his or her attendance center in the district of residence must be 15 miles or more by the shortest route available. The new attendance center must be at least 5 miles closer in actual driving distance to the pupil’s residence, and the attendance of the pupil must not cause the classroom in the receiving district to exceed the number of pupils per class set by the receiving district.

The Commissioner is required to assign pupils in the order in which applications are received. Once granted, the hardship assignment shall continue until the pupil, and any siblings of the pupil attending the same attendance center, completes his or her course of study in the receiving district or the parent withdraws the pupil. If withdrawn, subsequent grants of applications are discretionary.

A pupil who is not currently enrolled in a public school district becomes eligible to apply after the pupil has enrolled in and completed a full year in a public school in his or her district of residence. The board of education of the district where the pupil resides shall pay the tuition of the pupil reassigned, which shall not exceed the pro rata cost of instruction. However, if the tuition of the receiving district is greater than the tuition of the pupil’s district of residence, the parent or guardian of the pupil shall pay the difference in tuition.

This act is identical to provisions contained in the truly agreed to SS/HCS/HB 1606 (2018), and similar to HB 2032 (2018), SB 476 (2017), HB 926 (2017), and HB 1789 (2012).

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SB 734 Increases the motor fuel tax from $0.17/gallon to $0.27/gallon.

SCS/SB 734 – Beginning July 1, 2019, this act provides that the rate of tax on motor fuel shall be increased from $0.17/gallon to $0.27/gallon over a period of four years, with an annual increase of two and one-half cents per gallon. The state portion of the revenue generated from such increases shall be used for the actual cost of the State Highway Patrol in administering and enforcing any state motor vehicle laws and traffic regulations.

This act also provides that, beginning January 1, 2026, the rate of tax on alternative fuels shall be identical to the rate of tax on motor fuel.

This act contains a referendum clause. This act shall only become effective upon the passage and approval by the voters of a constitutional amendment allowing the General Assembly to provide for the funding of the Highway Patrol by law.

This act is similar to HB 995 (2015), HB 1168 (2015), and HB 1581 (2016), and to a provision contained in HB 992 (2017), HB 993 (2017), HCS/SS/SB 623 (2016), SS/SB 540 (2015), HB 738 (2015), and HB 1360 (2015).

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SB 735 Modifies provisions relating to workers’ compensation premiums.

SCS/SB 735 – This act stipulates that no workers’ compensation insurance policy shall be approved by the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration if, when determining the premium to be paid by an employer, the insurer includes as part of the employer’s payroll the following:

• Monetary bonuses, paid by such employer to an employee, of up to three percent of the employee’s yearly compensation from such employer; or

• Contributions made by the employer to an employee’s individual retirement account.

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SB 736 Creates new provisions related to conditioning eligibility for certain contracts.

SB 736 – Under this act, no contract, offer to contract, advertisement for bids on a contract, or any other solicitation for bids on a contract offered by the state of Missouri, any political subdivision thereof, or any public utility shall contain a requirement that the bidder have a specified experience modification factor. Furthermore, no bidder for a contract shall be weighted favorably or unfavorably based upon the bidder’s experience modification factor.

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SB 750 Creates the offense of filing false documents.

SB 750 – This act creates the offense of filing false documents. For the first offense, filing a false document is a Class D felony, but can be a Class C felony in certain specified instances. Any person who is found guilty of filing a false document shall be ordered to make full restitution to any person or entity that has sustained any actual losses as a result of the filing.

The act specifies that any agency of the state, a county or the City of St. Louis shall create a system in which suspicious filings are logged, and outlines the process for petitioning a court when a person has probable cause to believe a filing is fraudulent. The system shall be created by January 1, 2019.

If a filing or record is deemed invalid in a civil action brought under this act, the prevailing party shall be awarded all reasonable costs and fees incurred by that party in the action.

This act is substantially similar to the truly agreed to SS/SCS/HB 1769 (2018), HCS/HB 303 (2017), certain provisions in SCS/HCB 1 (2017), and the truly agreed to CCS/SCS#2/SB 128 (2017) which was vetoed by the Governor.

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SB 751 Repeals the requirement for the Department of Transportation to participate in arbitration as a defendant at the request of the plaintiff in a tort claim.

SB 751 – This act repeals the requirement for the Department of Transportation to participate in arbitration as a defendant at the request of the plaintiff in a tort claim.

This act is identical to SB 475 (2017), HB 876 (2017), and SB 381 (2015).

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SB 752 Modifies provisions relating to boat passengers.

SS/SCS/SB 752 – This act specifies that the requirement for boat passengers to ride only within adequate guards or railing when underway shall not apply to vessels propelled by propellers or jet motors when such vessels are operating on a stretch of waterway not created or widened by impoundment.

This act is identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 2116 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB 1300 (2018), SS/SCS/HB 1355 (2018), HCS/HB 1591 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), and similar to SB 65 (2017), HB 558 (2017), HB 2230 (2016), and HB 836 (2015).

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SB 757 Authorizes the addition of Franklin County to the interstate compact creating the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District.

SB 757 – This act adds Franklin County to the compact between Missouri and Illinois creating the Bi-State Development Agency and the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District.

This act is identical to HB 1809 (2018) and SB 411 (2017), and to provisions in SCS/HB 1442 (2018), HCS#2/SS/SB 704 (2018), and CCS/HCS/SS/SB 881 (2018).

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SB 758 Modifies provisions relating to discounts offered by manufacturers and retailers for purchasing nonalcoholic merchandise and intoxicating liquor.

SB 758 – Currently, manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer and wine may offer consumer cash rebate coupons. This act allows manufacturers of beer and wine to also offer such coupons. This act also allows retailers of intoxicating liquor to offer coupons, premiums, prizes, rebates, loyalty programs, and discounts to consumers as an inducement to purchase merchandise or liquor. Any incentive offered under this act shall be paid for by the retailer. If a retailer offers a loyalty program, this act requires the retailer to include all nonalcoholic merchandise or intoxicating liquors in the program, and apply rewards at the same rate. Further, retailers may display advertisements of intoxicating liquors that list the amount of any incentive offered, and the retail price after the discount, so long as the advertisement does not advertise a price that is below the retailer’s actual cost.

This act is similar to HCS/HB 433 (2017).

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SB 759 Prohibits public higher education institutions from raising the tuition rate charged to Missouri resident undergraduate and graduate students for four years from the date the student enrolls at the institution.

SB 759 – This act prohibits public higher education institutions from raising the tuition rate charged to Missouri resident undergraduate and graduate students for four years from the date the student enrolls at the institution.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, each approved public institution shall maintain a set tuition rate that is valid for four years from the date a student initially enrolls at the institution, or for the length of time it takes to complete the student’s academic program. If a student enrolled at an institution for the first time prior to the 2018-2019 academic year, such student shall be refunded any difference in tuition from the 2016-2017 tuition rate.

If an institution fails to comply with the provisions of the act, the institution shall remit an amount equal to 5% of its current year state operating appropriation, which shall be deposited into the general revenue fund. Once the institution demonstrates compliance with the act the funds shall be returned to the institution.

Additionally, this act adds course fees and supplemental fees to the definition of “tuition" under the Higher Education Student Funding Act.

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SB 761 Provides that any person convicted of poaching a turkey, white-tailed deer, black bear, or elk illegally may be required to provide restitution to the state.

SB 761 – Currently, any person pursuing, taking, killing, possessing, or disposing of wildlife illegally is guilty of a misdemeanor. Under this act, any person convicted of chasing, pursuing, taking, transporting, killing, processing, or disposing of a turkey, white-tailed deer, black bear, or elk illegally may also be required to provide restitution to the state as set forth in this act. Such restitution collected shall be transferred to the State School Moneys Fund and distributed to public schools.

This act is identical to SB 241 (2017), and is similar to HCS/HB 1873 (2018), HB 46 (2017), HB 250 (2017), HB 282 (2017), and HB 1971 (2016).

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SB 762 Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

SB 762 – This act establishes the Narcotics Control Act. The Department of Health and Senior Services shall be required to establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of all Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances by all licensed professionals who prescribe or dispense these substances in Missouri. The provisions of this act shall be subject to appropriations and may also be funded with federal or private moneys.

A dispenser shall electronically submit to the Department specified information for each Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance dispensed. The Department may issue a waiver to a dispenser who is unable to submit the required information electronically. If a waiver is obtained, a dispenser may submit the required information in paper format or by other approved means. Beginning January 1, 2020, the Department shall begin phasing in a requirement that dispensers report data in real time with all reported data to be submitted in real time by January 1, 2021.

Prescribers shall utilize the program prior to prescribing a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance, except in the following cases: (1) medical emergency; (2) circumstances beyond the control of the prescriber; (3) terminal illness or long-term care facility residency; (4) when a patient is under the care of a hospital or ambulatory surgical center that distributes controlled substances for the purpose of inpatient care or issues prescriptions at the time of discharge in a supply not to exceed five days; (5) when the controlled substance is administered directly to the patient in an emergency room setting; or (6) when there is a previously established prescriber-patient relationship and a nonopioid controlled substance, other than a benzodiazepine, is being prescribed.

All dispensation information shall be kept confidential with specified exceptions. This act authorizes the release of non-personal, general information for statistical, educational, and research purposes. The Department shall review the dispensation information and, if there is reasonable cause to believe a violation of law or breach of professional standards may have occurred, the Department shall notify the appropriate law enforcement or professional regulatory entity and provide the dispensation information required for an investigation. No dispensation information submitted to the Department shall be used by any local, state, or federal authority to prevent an individual from owning or obtaining a firearm, or used as the sole basis for probable cause to obtain an arrest or search warrant in a criminal investigation.

Beginning August 28, 2020, the Department shall maintain an individual’s prescription and dispensation information obtained under this act for a maximum of 6 years, after which the information shall be deleted from the program.

Any individual who has authority under this act to access the program’s database shall complete a Department-approved training course prior to accessing the database for the first time.

Dispensers who knowingly fail to submit the required information or who knowingly submit incorrect dispensation information shall be subject to an administrative penalty of $1,000 per violation. Any persons who are authorized to have prescription or dispensation information and who knowingly disclose such information or who knowingly use it in a manner and for a purpose in violation of this act shall be guilty of a Class E felony.

If a political subdivision of this state is operating a prescription drug monitoring program for controlled substances, the political subdivision’s program shall be permitted to continue operating until such time as the Department’s program is available for statewide utilization.

This provisions of this act shall automatically sunset on August 28, 2024, unless reauthorized.

This act is similar to SB 737 (2018), HB 1619 (2018), HB 1740 (2018), CCS/SS/HCS/HBs 90 &68 (2017), SCS/SBs 314 & 340 (2017), SB 231 (2017), SS/SCS/SB 74 (2017), HB 1892 (2016), SB 768 (2016), HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 63 & 111 (2015), HCS/HB 130 (2015), and HCS/HB 816 (2015).

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SB 763 Establishes a workers’ compensation claims database.

SB 763 – This act requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a workers’ compensation claims database that is accessible to potential employers during a pre-hire period and searchable by an employee’s name and Social Security number. Employers are required to obtain written consent from the potential employee to acquire records and are barred from compelling or coercing a potential employee to provide consent or require consent as a condition of employment.

The Division shall maintain a record of claims records reviewed. Those who fraudulently access the database, compel or coerce a potential employee to provide consent or require consent as a condition of employment shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

The provisions of this act shall be fully implemented by July 1, 2019.

This act is identical to SB 236 (2017) and SCS/SB 526 (2014) and similar to CCS/HCS/SS/SB 34 (2013), which was vetoed by the Governor.

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SB 764 Prohibits public higher education institutions from requiring students or potential students complete the free application for federal student aid.

SB 764 – This act prohibits any approved public higher education institution from requiring a student or potential student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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SB 815 Modifies the civil penalty for violating federally mandated natural gas safety standards.

SB 764 – This act prohibits any approved public higher education institution from requiring a student or potential student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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SB 816 Modifies the civil penalty for violating certain underground facility safety standards.

SB 816 – Currently, any person who violates certain provisions of the Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act or who willfully damages underground facilities is liable for a civil penalty of up to $10,000. Under this act, the civil penalty for such a violation is $50,000.

This act is identical to SB 542 (2017), SB 944 (2016), HB 2509 (2016), and a provision contained in SB 491 (2015).

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SB 823 Modifies provisions of the Missouri Clean Water Law.

SCS/SB 823 – For purposes of the Missouri Clean Water Law, this act modifies the definitions of “discharge", “water contaminant", “water contaminant source", and “waters of the state".

Currently, it is unlawful for any person to place, cause, or permit to be placed any water contaminant in a location where it is reasonably certain to cause pollution of any waters of the state. Under this act, it is unlawful for any person to place, cause, or permit to be placed any water contaminant in a location where it is demonstrably certain to cause such pollution.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 1973 (2018) and a provision contained in SCS/SB 782 (2018).

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SB 862 Modifies provisions relating to electrical contractors.

SCS/SB 862 – This act modifies provisions relating to electrical contractors.

Electrical contractors who have an occupational or business license for work as an electrical contractor or master electrician issued by any political subdivision in this state shall be eligible for a statewide license if the applicant meets certain requirements as set forth in the act.

Any person operating as an electrical contractor in a political subdivision that requires a local license shall not be required to possess a statewide license to continue to operate in such political subdivision.

No political subdivision shall require the holder of a statewide license to obtain a local business or occupational license that requires the passing of any examination or any special requirements to assess proficiency or mastery of the electrical trades. The holder of a statewide license shall be deemed eligible to perform such work from any political subdivision within the state of Missouri.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 2239 (2018) and substantially similar to provisions contained in CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1719 (2018).

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SB 872 Enacts provisions relating to motor vehicle franchises.

SB 872 – This act codifies the legislative intent of certain statutes relating to motor vehicle franchises, and specifies that a franchise may bring legal action in Cole County to challenge the granting of a motor vehicle dealer’s license to a manufacturer or new motor vehicle dealer that is operating without a qualifying franchise agreement.

This act is identical to HB 2195 (2018).

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SB 929 Creates a regulatory scheme for transportation sensors.

SB 929 – This act specifies that the Department of Transportation shall control the installation process for transportation sensor systems, within certain parameters, and may operate or allow the Missouri State Highway Patrol to operate the sensor systems.

The Department shall minimize the number of sensors installed, and shall develop a cost-sharing model for existing sensors. If an existing network of sensors and the data provided by them can be utilized by a contracted service provider without cost to the state or disruption of other services, the sensors and data shall be made available to other entities in accordance with the cost-sharing model developed by the Department.

The act specifies that the Department shall avoid unnecessary duplication of roadside infrastructure and associated construction by allowing transportation sensor system service provider to utilize existing roadside structures and power connectors, provided that the service provider ensures no costs or liability are incurred by the state.

The act requires transportation sensor system service providers to provide the state with unrestricted real-time data access to their sensor systems and associated equipment. This real-time data shall be considered an open record, but if release of the data could present a danger to public safety, the Department of Transportation may seek a court order to restrict access to the data.

The act authorizes the Department of Transportation to purchase existing sensors, subject to price limitations. The transferring entity shall retain access to the data, free of charge, for as long as it is utilizing the data to provide services within the state.

If a contracted service provider provides data to the state at no cost, a state agency may grant permissions to the service provider’s subscribers or clients at reduced or no cost, including but not limited to commercial vehicle bypass services and associated weigh station pull-in rates.

The act specifies that application to establish or operate a transportation sensor system shall be made in the form of a signed request for a memorandum of understanding. The Department shall approve or deny the application within 90 days, and such decision shall be appealable to the Administrative Hearing Commission.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2207 (2018), and similar to SB 198 (2017) and HB 306 (2017).

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SB 998 Allows the Director of the Department of Agriculture to waive certain fuel standard requirements.

SCS/SB 998 – Currently, all fuels shall meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, in addition to rules promulgated by the Director of the Department of Agriculture. Under this act, the Director may waive specific requirements, or establish temporary alternative requirements in the event of an extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstance. Such waiver shall be as limited in scope and applicability as necessary, and shall apply equally and uniformly to all persons and companies in the impacted fuel supply and distribution system.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS/SCS/SB’s 627 & 925 (2018), HCS/HB 2452 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB’s 2277 & 1983 (2018), and HCB 16 (2018), and is similar to a provision contained in SS/SCS/HB 1355 (2018), SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1364 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

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SB 1050 Modifies provisions of law relating to transportation.

SCS/SB 998 – Currently, all fuels shall meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, in addition to rules promulgated by the Director of the Department of Agriculture. Under this act, the Director may waive specific requirements, or establish temporary alternative requirements in the event of an extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstance. Such waiver shall be as limited in scope and applicability as necessary, and shall apply equally and uniformly to all persons and companies in the impacted fuel supply and distribution system.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS/SCS/SB’s 627 & 925 (2018), HCS/HB 2452 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB’s 2277 & 1983 (2018), and HCB 16 (2018), and is similar to a provision contained in SS/SCS/HB 1355 (2018), SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1364 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

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SB 1084 Modifies provisions relating to the motor vehicle financial responsibility law.

SB 1084 – This act specifies that proof of financial responsibility does not need to be shown at the time of registration if the owner insures the vehicle according to requirements of the Highways and Transportation Commission and MODOT, rather than requirements of the Division of Motor Carrier and Railway Safety.

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SJR 36 Authorizes a sales tax for law enforcement on state highways.

SCS/SJR 36 – This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, provides for a sales tax at the rate of 0.4% to provide for adequate law enforcement on state roads. Up to ninety percent of the revenue generated by such sales tax shall be deposited in the Missouri Law Enforcement Trust Fund, which is created by the amendment. Moneys in the fund shall not revert to the General Revenue Fund, and shall be used solely for the actual costs of the State Highway Patrol in administering and enforcing any state motor vehicle laws or traffic regulations, and for the actual cost of an annual audit of all funds generated by the sales tax and expended as authorized by the amendment. The State Auditor shall conduct such annual audit.

Ten percent of the revenue generated by such sales tax shall be deposited in the Missouri Local Law Enforcement Training and Equipment Trust Fund for grants to municipal and county law enforcement agencies for equipment and training, law enforcement services, and to provide for the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Nothing in this amendment shall be construed to expand the arrest authority of the Highway Patrol, or to remove the Highway Patrol from the Department of Public Safety.

Beginning January 1, 2020, the cost of collection and the cost of the Highway Patrol shall not be deducted from the amount of revenue deposited into the State Road Fund.

The provisions of this amendment shall become effective on July 1, 2019.

This amendment is substantially similar to HCS/HJR 84 (2018).

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2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

SB 64 Gives designation to certain infrastructure.

CCS/SB 64 – This act designates the Lyndon Ebker Memorial Bridge, the Roger “Dusty" Shaw Memorial Bridge, the Narvel Felts Highway, the USMA Cadet Thomas M. Surdyke Memorial Highway, the Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Highway, the Edward F Dixon The Third Memorial Highway, and the Veterans-Heroes Highway.

This act contains provisions identical to provisions in SCS/HB 700 (2017), SCS/SB 322 (2017), HCS/SCS/SB 355 (2017), HB 678 (2017), HB 964 (2017), HB 128 (2017), and HB 701 (2017). This act contains provisions similar to HCB 2 (2017).

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SB 65 Exempts vessels propelled by outboard jet motors and vessels not originally manufactured with adequate guards or railing from the provisions prohibiting passengers from riding in certain areas of a boat.

SB 65 – This act exempts vessels propelled by outboard jet motors and vessels not originally manufactured with adequate guards or railing from the provisions prohibiting passengers from riding in certain areas of a boat.

This act is identical to HB 558 (2017) and HB 2230 (2016), and similar to HB 836 (2015).

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SB 66 Modifies provisions of law relating to workers’ compensation.

HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 – This act modifies provisions relating to workers’ compensation.

S CORPORATIONS

This act authorizes, beginning January 1, 2018, a shareholder of an S corporation with at least 40% or more interest in the S corporation to individually elect to reject coverage under the workers’ compensation laws by providing a written notice of the rejection to the S corporation and its insurer. Failure to provide notice to the S corporation shall not be grounds for any shareholder to claim that the rejection is not legally effective. The shareholder may rescind the rejection in writing to the S corporation and its insurer. The rescission shall entitle the shareholder only to the benefits which accrue on or after the date of the notice of rescission is received by the insurance company.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 289 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017), and HB 148 (2015), and substantially similar to HB 1867 (2016).

MAXIMUM MEDICAL IMPROVEMENT

Under this act, for the purposes of workers’ compensation laws, the term “maximum medical improvement" is defined as the point at which the injured employee’s medical condition has stabilized and can no longer reasonably improve with additional medical care, within a reasonable degree of medical certainty.

Furthermore, in the case of temporary total and temporary partial disability benefits, such benefits shall only continue until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement unless such benefits are terminated by the employee’s return to work or are otherwise terminated under law. In the case of permanent total disability, compensation shall be paid during the continuance of such disability from the date of maximum medical improvement for the lifetime of the employee at the appropriate weekly rate.

The act modifies provisions relating to compromise settlements under workers’ compensation laws. For all compromise settlements offered after a claimant has reached maximum medical improvement, such claimants have 12 months after receiving an initial permanent disability rating from the employer’s physician to acquire a rating from a second physician of his or her own choosing. Absent extenuating circumstances, if after 12 months the claimant has not acquired a second rating then any compromise settlement entered into shall be based upon the initial rating. Employers may waive these provisions with or without stating a reason.

These provisions are substantially similar to certain provisions in SCS/HB 289 (2017) and similar to SB 1027 (2016).

REDUCTION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AWARD BASED ON USE OF DRUGS

Under current law, if an employee fails to obey any rule or policy of an employer relating to the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs in the workplace, the compensation or death benefit available under workers’ compensation laws shall be reduced by 50% if the injury was sustained in conjunction with the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs.

This act provides that any positive test for a nonprescribed controlled drug or the metabolites of such drug from an employee shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that the tested nonprescribed controlled drug was in the employee’s system at the time of an accident or injury and that the injury was sustained in conjunction with such drug if:

• The initial testing was administered within 24 hours of the accident or injury;

• Notice was given to the employee of the test results within 14 calendar days of the insurer receiving actual notice of the results;

• The employee was given an opportunity to perform a second test; and

• The initial or any subsequent testing which forms the basis of the presumption was confirmed by mass spectrometry using generally accepted medical or forensic testing procedures.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/HB 1100 (2017), substantially similar to a provision in SCS/HB 289 (2017), and similar to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017) and SCS/SB 290 (2017).

TERMINATION OF DISABILITY PAYMENTS – VOLUNTARY SEPARATION

If an employee voluntarily separates from employment at a time when the employer made work available for the employee which was in compliance with any medical restriction imposed upon the employee as a result of an injury that is the subject of a claim for benefits under workers’ compensation, neither temporary total disability nor temporary partial disability benefits shall be payable to the employee.

This provision is identical to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017) and SCS/HB 289 (2017) and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 290 (2017) and HCS/HB 1100 (2017).

HEARINGS FOLLOWING TERMINATION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

Under current law, the Division of Workers’ Compensation is required to set a hearing for any dispute over the termination of workers’ compensation benefits within 60 days of an employee making a request for a hearing. This act requires a hearing to be set within 30 days.

DEATH BENEFITS AND BURIAL EXPENSES

This act modifies the definition of “dependent" for purposes death benefits and burial expenses available under workers’ compensation laws. The term “dependent" is modified to mean only the claimant’s spouse or the claimant’s natural, posthumous, or adopted child or children, including any stepchild claimable by the deceased on his or her federal tax return at the time of injury, who are under the age of 18 years or over that age but physically or mentally incapacitated from wage earning. The act additionally eliminates partial dependents from the definition of “dependent."

This provision is identical to HCS/HB 725 (2017) and similar to a provision in HB 1227 (2017).

LINE OF DUTY COMPENSATION

Under current law, the estate of a deceased law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, air ambulance pilot, air ambulance registered professional nurse, or firefighter who is killed in the line of duty is eligible to receive $25,000 in compensation. Under this act, such compensation shall be awarded as follows:

• If there are no children, the surviving spouse shall be awarded the compensation;

• If there is at least one eligible child and a surviving spouse, the child shall receive 50% and the surviving spouse shall receive 50%, provided that if there are multiple children, the children shall receive equal shares of 50% of the compensation;

• If there is no surviving spouse, any eligible surviving children shall receive equal shares of the compensation;

• If there is no surviving spouse or qualified surviving child, compensation shall be awarded to the individual who has been designated by the deceased in the most recent designation of beneficiary that is on file with the public safety organization; provided that if there is no such designation, compensation shall be awarded to the individual designated as beneficiary under the most recently executed life insurance policy of the deceased;

• If there is no beneficiary of a life insurance policy of the deceased, compensation shall be awarded to the surviving parent or parents, in equal shares;

• If there are no surviving parents of the deceased, compensation shall be awarded to the children of the deceased who are over 18 years of age, in equal shares.

These provisions are substantially similar to SB 282 (2017) and HB 426 (2017) and certain provisions in SCS/HB 289 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017).

TRUST SELF-INSURERS

The act requires new applicants to specified self-insured trusts to submit proof of payment of 25% of the estimated annual premium to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Self-insured trusts are further permitted to invest surplus moneys from a prior trust year not needed for current obligations.

This provision is identical to certain provisions in SCS/HB 289 (2017) and HCS/HB 1100 (2017).

DISCHARGE AND DISCRIMINATION

Under current law, no employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under workers’ compensation statutes. This act modifies that provision so that no employer or agent shall discharge or discriminate against any employee when the exercising of such rights is the motivating factor in the discharge or discrimination.

This provision is identical to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017), SCS/HB 289 (2017), and HCS/HB 1100 (2017), and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 290 (2017) and HB 1227 (2017).

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SB 113 Modifies the law relating to discharge of employees under workers’ compensation statutes.

HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 – This act makes changes to workers’ compensation laws.

S CORPORATIONS

This act authorizes, beginning January 1, 2018, a shareholder of an S corporation with at least 40% or more interest in the S corporation to individually elect to reject coverage under the workers’ compensation laws by providing a written notice of the rejection to the S corporation and its insurer. Failure to provide notice to the S corporation shall not be grounds for any shareholder to claim that the rejection is not legally effective. The shareholder may rescind the rejection in writing to the S corporation and its insurer. The rescission shall entitle the shareholder only to the benefits which accrue on or after the date of the notice of rescission is received by the insurance company.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 289 (2017), the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), and HB 148 (2015), and substantially similar to HB 1867 (2016).

REDUCTION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AWARD BASED ON USE OF DRUGS

Under current law, if an employee fails to obey any rule or policy of an employer relating to the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs in the workplace, the compensation or death benefit available under workers’ compensation laws shall be reduced by 50% if the injury was sustained in conjunction with the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs.

This act provides that any positive test for a nonprescribed controlled drug or the metabolite of such drug from an employee shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that the tested nonprescribed controlled drug was in the employee’s system at the time of accident or injury and that the injury was sustained in conjunction with such drug if:

1. The testing was administered within 24 hours of the accident or injury;

2. Notice was given to the employee of the test results within 14 calendar days of the insurer receiving actual notice of the results;

3. The employee was given an opportunity to perform a second test; and

4. The initial or any subsequent testing which forms the basis of the presumption was confirmed by mass spectrometry using generally accepted medical or forensic testing procedures.

This provision is similar to a provision in the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), SCS/HB 289 (2017) and HCS/HB 1100 (2017) and SCS/SB 290 (2017).

TERMINATION OF DISABILITY PAYMENTS

If an employee voluntarily separates from employment at a time when the employer made work available for the employee which was in compliance with any medical restriction imposed upon the employee as a result of an injury that is the subject of a claim for benefits under workers’ compensation, neither temporary total disability nor temporary partial disability benefits shall be payable to the employee.

This provision is identical to provisions in HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017) and SCS/HB 289 (2017) and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 290 (2017) and HCS/HB 1100 (2017).

LINE OF DUTY COMPENSATION

Under current law, survivors of a deceased law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, air ambulance pilot, air ambulance registered professional nurse, or firefighter who is killed in the line of duty are eligible to receive $25,000 in compensation. Under this act, such compensation shall be awarded as follows:

• If there are no children, the surviving spouse shall be awarded compensation;

• If there is at least one eligible child and a surviving spouse, the child shall receive 50% and the surviving spouse shall receive 50%, provided that if there are multiple children, the children shall receive equal shares of 50% of the compensation;

• If there is no surviving spouse, any eligible surviving children shall receive equal shares of the compensation;

• If there is no surviving spouse or qualified surviving child, compensation shall be awarded to the individual who has been designated by the deceased in the most recent designation of beneficiary that is on file with the public safety organization; provided that if there is no such designation, compensation shall be awarded to the individual designated as beneficiary under the most recently executed life insurance policy of the deceased;

• If there is no beneficiary of a life insurance policy of the deceased, compensation shall be awarded to the surviving parent or parents, in equal shares;

• If there are no surviving parents of the deceased, compensation shall be awarded to the children of the deceased who are over 18 years of age, in equal shares.

The term “child" is defined in the act to include any natural, illegitimate, adopted, or posthumous child of the deceased who, at the time of the death of the deceased is:

• Under the age of 18;

• Over the age 18, but is a student as defined under federal law; or

• Over the age of 18, but is incapable of self-support because of physical or mental disability.

These provisions are substantially similar to SB 282 (2017) and HB 426 (2017) and certain provisions in SCS/HB 289 (2017) and the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017).

DISCHARGE AND DISCRIMINATION

Under current law, no employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under workers’ compensation statutes. This act modifies that provision so that no employer or agent shall discharge or discriminate against any employee when the exercising of such rights is the motivating factor in the discharge or discrimination.

This provision is identical to a provision in the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), SCS/HB 289 (2017), and HCS/HB 1100 (2017), and substantially similar to provisions in SCS/SB 290 (2017) and HB 1227 (2017).

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SB 114 Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions.

HCS/SB 114 – This act modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions.

VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER (SECTION 49.060)

Currently, when there is a vacancy in the office of county commissioner, the Governor is required to fill such vacancy with a person who resides in the district at the time of vacancy. This act changes that process so that when there is less than one year remaining in the term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor but if there is one year or more remaining in the term, the Governor shall appoint an eligible person with the advice and consent of the Senate.

These procedures do not apply to charter counties.

This provision is identical to SB 701 (2016) and SCS/SB 289 (2015) and similar to HB 234 (2017) and a provision in HCS/HB 1632 (2016).

COUNTY BUDGETS (SECTION 50.622)

Under current law, a provision allowing counties to decrease their annual budgets expired on July 1, 2016. This act extends the expiration date to July 1, 2027.

This provision is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SB 95 (2017), the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), SCS/HB 200 (2017), and SCS/HB 843 (2017).

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PUBLIC BODIES (SECTION 50.740)

This act permits county clerks of counties of the third and fourth classification to send the counties’ estimated budgets to the State Auditor by email or other electronic system, and permits the State Auditor to send a receipt by the same method. The act also permits county clerks and the State Auditor to correspond electronically for the purpose of complying with a provision relating to estimated budgets.

This provision is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), SCS/HB 843 (2017), and HB 849 (2017).

STATUTORY COUNTY RECORDERS FUND (Section 50.1190)

This act authorizes a county recorder to collect an additional one dollar on the recording of certain instruments, which shall be deposited in the statutory county recorders fund.

This provision has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2018.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SS/SB 62 (2017) and HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017).

CERF (SECTIONS 52.290, 137.280, 137.345, 140.100)

A fee collected on delinquent and back taxes of which three-sevenths is paid to CERF is changed from seven percent of all sums collected to nine percent. Of the nine percent collected two-ninths is paid to the county general fund, two-ninths is paid to the county’s tax maintenance fund, and five-ninths is paid to CERF.

Penalty fees for a taxpayer failing to return personal property assessment lists to the county assessor are increased by five dollars. By December 31st of each year, the assessor must submit to CERF the log of property lists not returned for the current and previous calendar years and the dollar amount associated with the penalties waived by the assessor. CERF shall provide an analysis of expected revenue from assessed penalties compared to the actual revenue from such penalties to the Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement.

Under the act, the collector and county clerk shall each receive five dollars for recording delinquent land lists and such fee shall go to CERF.

These provisions shall go into effect January 1, 2018, and are identical to provisions in HCS/SB 124 (2017) and similar to SCS/SB 295 (2017), provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SS/SB 62 (2017), SCS/HCS/HB 831 (2017), HCS/HB 1151 (2017), and SCS/SB 295 (2017).

PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION (SECTIONS 64.002, 65.702, and 89.020)

The act requires that, for purposes of property zoning

classifications, sawmills must be classified as agricultural

property.

These provisions are identical to HCS/SB 134 (2017), HCS/SB 299 (2017), and the perfected version of HB 719 (2017).

REGULATION OF DOGS (Section 67.142)

This act provides that the General Assembly shall be the sole body to retain authority to regulate specific breeds of dogs, and voids any existing or future regulation enacted by a village, town, or city. However, villages, towns, political subdivisions, and cities shall retain the authority to otherwise provide for the regulation of dogs without reference to a specific breed.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SB 299 (2017) and substantially similar to HB 905 (2017), HCS/SB 146 (2017), and HCS/SB 134 (2017), and HB 1811 (2016).

PREEMPTION OF LOCAL ORDINANCES (SECTION 67.405)

The act prohibits any ordinance or law enacted by a political subdivision from penalizing a resident, tenant, or landlord for requesting police or emergency assistance if made by or on behalf of a victim of abuse or a victim of a crime under certain circumstances described in the act.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SB 134 (2017).

PUBLIC SAFETY SALES TAX (Sections 94.900, 94.902, 94.903, 321.242, 321.246)

This act adds certain cities to the list of cities currently authorized to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax of up to 0.5% for public safety purposes. The additional cities include Charleston and Macon, as well as 4th class cities with a population between the ranges of 4,500 and 5,000, 7,000 and 8,000 and 13,500 and 16,000. For the cities of Charleston and Macon, the sales tax proposal will expire ten years after voter approval unless re-approved by the voters. If the proposal initially fails, then the authorization for the tax is repealed. For 4th class cities with a population between 9,500 and 10,800, the sales tax proposal will remain in effect until December 31, 2038. If the proposal is initially defeated, then such city cannot resubmit the proposal to the voters for at least twelve months. For such 4th class cities, the act authorizes a similar public safety sales tax, upon voter approval, but provides that a sales tax approved under this provision must be resubmitted to the voters every 25 years. Finally, the act authorizes certain fire protection districts in Mississippi and Ripley counties to impose, upon voter approval, a sales tax not to exceed 0.5% for the purpose of providing revenue for the operation of the district.

These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/SB 282 (2017), substantially similar to provisions in HCS/SB 124 (2017) and HCS/SB 134 (2017), and similar to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 112, HCS/HB 48 (2017), and a provision in HCS/HB 495 (2017).

VACANCIES IN ELECTED OFFICES (SECTION 105.030)

Temporary appointment by county commission for county offices

Under current law, whenever any vacancy occurs in any office filled by election, other than the offices of Lieutenant Governor, state senator, state representative, sheriff, or St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds, the Governor is responsible for appointing a successor until the next general election. This act adds a new provision permitting the county commission to appoint a person to the vacated office within 14 days of the vacancy. In the event that the county commission consists of two members who cannot come to an agreement on an appointee, the acting presiding commissioner shall fill the vacancy. Such appointees shall continue in office until the Governor appoints a person to serve out the remainder of the term.

This provision does not apply to charter counties or to the offices of any associate circuit judge, circuit clerk, prosecuting attorney, or circuit attorney.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 54 (2017) and substantially similar to SB 75 (2017), SCS/HB 1675 (2016) and SB 872 (2016).

Timing for persons elected to fill a vacancy to take office

Under current law, whenever there is a special election to fill a vacancy in a state or county elected office, the person elected will take office on the first Monday in January following the election, except if the term for the office to be filled begins on a date other than the first Monday in January, in which case the appointed person will stay in office until such other date. This act removes the exception such that a person elected at a special election to fill a vacancy in any state or county elected office shall always take office on the first Monday in January following the election.

This provision does not apply to charter counties or to the offices of any associate circuit judge, circuit clerk, prosecuting attorney, or circuit attorney.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 54 (2017).

CONSOLIDATED LIBRARY DISTRICTS (SECTIONS 182.640 AND 182.660)

This act adds trustees, as outlined in the act, to the boards of existing consolidated public library districts enlarged by: incorporating into it any county public library district; or incorporating into it any city, municipal, school, or other public library district which does not include an entire county, but includes territory outside of the consolidated district’s existing boundaries.

This act also adds one trustee to the board of a consolidated public library district where a city or municipality is petitioning to be part of that consolidated library district and that municipality is partially located in a county that does not participate in the consolidated library district. The new trustee is appointed by the non-participating county.

Once the petitioning district is admitted, transfers its property, and an additional trustee is appointed by the county, the petitioning library district and its board of trustees will cease to exist.

These provisions are substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017) and HCS/SB 134 (2017) and similar to HB 568 (2017), HB 1914 (2016), and HB 875 (2015).

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS (SECTIONS 473.730 AND 473.743)

This act provides that candidates for the office of public administrator must provide to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from one surety company indicating that the candidate meets the bonding requirements. After being elected to office, a public administrator shall enter into bond to the state in a sum not less than ten thousand dollars with one or more securities, rather than two or more securities.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SB 111 (2017), the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), and SCS/SB 698 (2016), and similar to SB 495 (2015).

The act also modifies the duties of a public administrator. A public administrator can exercise his or her duties as specified in statute upon the appointment by the probate court. Additionally, a public administrator no longer has the duty to take charge of all minors in certain situations, minors under the age fourteen who have no legal guardian, or has charge and custody of the estate of a deceased person when moneys are delivered from the county coroner. The act repeals provisions stating that the public administrator is the ex officio public conservator and has charge of all estates of minors pursuant to court order.

These provisions are substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SB 111 (2017), the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), and HCS/HB 921 (2017).

GUARDIANS (SECTION 475.120)

Finally, the act states that a guardian may execute a preneed contract for a ward’s funeral services. If a next-of-kin does not exercise his or her right of sepulcher within ten days of the ward’s death, then the guardian may consent for the disposition of the body.

These provisions are substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SB 111 (2017), the truly agreed to CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), and HB 897 (2017).

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SB 149 Requires a political subdivision to notify voters that a proposed increase in the property tax rate ceiling may be adjusted if there is a subsequent decrease in the amount of assessed valuation from the previous assessment.

SB 149 – This act requires that a political subdivision notify voters with ballot language that a proposed increase in the property tax rate ceiling may be subject to an adjustment if the political subdivision subsequently experiences a decrease in the amount of assessed valuation from the previous assessment.

This act is substantially similar to HB 781 (2017).

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SB 223 Increases the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage a driver must carry for others’ property when operating a motor vehicle.

SCS/SB 223 – This act increases, from ten thousand dollars to twenty-five thousand dollars, the minimum motor vehicle liability coverage a person must carry for others’ property when operating a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.

This act similarly amends a statute requiring minimum coverage limits for state-controlled motor vehicles, aircraft, and marine vessels.

This act also amends the total amount required to be deposited with the state to receive a certificate of financial responsibility from the State Treasurer from sixty thousand dollars to seventy-five thousand dollars.

The provisions of this act apply only to policies and certificates issued on or after July 1, 2018.

This act has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2018.

This act is identical to provisions in SCS/HB 256 (2017), and similar to provisions in HB 900 (2017).

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SB 224 Permits sales and discounts by alcohol retailers and direct advertisement of discounted prices.

SB 224 – This act permits retailers of intoxicating liquor to offer any coupon, premium, prize, rebate, sales price, loyalty program, or discount to consumers as an inducement to purchase alcoholic or non-alcoholic merchandise. It also permits the purchase, publication, and display of advertisements that list the amount of the rebate or discount and the retail price after the rebate or discount.

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SB 225 Modifies provisions relating to transportation.

CCS/HCS/SB 225 – This act modifies provisions relating to transportation.

ASSESSED VALUE OF TRACTOR-TRAILERS (Section 137.095)

This act allows the assessed valuation of any tractor or trailer owned by a corporation and used in interjurisdictional commerce to be apportioned to Missouri based on the average per vehicle distance chart provided under the International Registration Plan, or any other reasonable source of distance data, when historical distance records are unavailable.

These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 311 (2017) and similar to HB 835 (2017).

COLLEGE SIGNAGE (Section 226.520)

This act provides that 2-year colleges shall qualify for substantially the same road signs as traditional 4-year colleges, irrespective of differences in student housing or types of degrees offered.

These provisions are similar to SCS/SB 355 (2017) and HCS/HB 1039 (2017).

VEHICLE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS (Sections 287.020, 287.040, 288.035, 301.010, 301.031, 301.227, 301.550, 304.170, 304.180, and 407.816)

This act changes what entity may designate the roads on which a 14-foot length limit applies; and who shall issue permits for the movement of sludge disposal units, pump trucks, well-driller’s equipment, and utility wires, poles, and equipment; from the chief engineer of MODOT to the state Highways and Transportation Commission.

This act also provides that stinger-steered combination automobile transporters up to 80 feet long may be operated on or within 10 miles of interstates and other highways designated by the state Highways and Transportation Commission, and that automobile transporters may carry cargo on a backhaul, so long as it complies with weight limitations for regular tractor-trailers. No towaway trailer transporter combination vehicles operating on the interstate or designated primary highway system shall exceed a length of 82 feet.

This act also prescribes separate weight limits for emergency vehicles, and for vehicles powered by natural gas.

These provisions are similar to SB 399 (2017), HB 542 (2017), and provisions in CCS/SB 8 (2017), CCS/SB 222 (2017), and SCS/HB 256 (2017).

HISTORIC TRAILER LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.136)

This act allows camping trailers more than twenty-five years old to be permanently registered and be issued historic trailer license plates.

These provisions are similar to HCS/HB 225 (2017), HB 1400 (2016), HB 1425 (2016), and to provisions in SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), HCS/SB 640 (2016), SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2380 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES (Section 302.441)

Current law allows repeat DUI offenders required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle to apply for an exemption to allow him or her to operate a vehicle owned by his or her employer. Such variances shall not be granted where the offender is self-employed or owns the business entity that owns the vehicle.

This act specifies that variances shall also not be granted when the offender controls the business entity.

This provision is identical to SB 474 (2017), HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 115 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), SS/SCS/HB 302 (2017), and CCS/SCS#2/SB 128 (2017). This provision is similar to HCS/HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in HCB 1 (2017), and HCB 9 (2017).

AUTOCYCLES (Section 304.005)

This act modifies the definition of “autocycle" to include partially or completely enclosed vehicles with a non-straddle-type seating area.

This act removes statutory requirements for certain safety features, and instead requires that the vehicle meet applicable National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements or federal motorcycle safety standards.

These provisions are identical to provisions contained in SCS/HB 256 (2017), HB 824 (2017) and CCS/SB 222 (2017), and is substantially similar to SB 379 (2017), and to provisions in the Perfected HCS/HB 576 (2017), and in CCS/SB 8 (2017).

NATIONAL GUARD VEHICLES (Section 304.022)

This act adds vehicles owned and operated by the Civil Support Team of the Missouri National Guard when used during operations involving hazardous materials to the definition of “emergency vehicle".

This provision is identical to HB 110 (2017), and HB 1733 (2016).

ARTICULATED BUSES (Section 304.170)

This act modifies motor vehicle length regulations to allow for operation of articulated buses of up to sixty feet in length, not including safety bumpers and bicycle storage racks.

This provision is identical to SB 225 (2017), and to provisions in CCS/SB 8 (2017), CCS/SB 222 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), HCS/SCS/SB 399 (2017), and HCS/HB 574 (2017). This provision is similar to HB 409 (2017) and HB 806 (2017), and to provisions in HCS/HB 1732 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/SB 640 (2016), and HCS/SS/SB 659 (2016).

COMMERCIAL ZONES (Section 304.190)

This act expands the commercial zone of Kansas City to include the cities of Lone Jack and Strasburg.

This provision is similar to a provision in CCS/HCS/SB 867 (2016).

PARKING FOR DECORATED VETERANS (Section 304.725)

This act permits certain decorated veterans to park in parking garages for free at public colleges and universities in this state.

These provisions are identical to HB 805 (2017).

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SB 231 Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

SB 231 – This act establishes the Narcotics Control Act. The Department of Health and Senior Services is required to establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of all Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances by all licensed professionals who prescribe or dispense these substances in Missouri. The provisions of this act shall be subject to appropriations and also may be funded with federal or private moneys.

A dispenser shall electronically submit to the Department specified information for each prescribed Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance dispensed. The Department may issue a waiver to a dispenser who is unable to submit the required information electronically. If a waiver is obtained, a dispenser can submit the required information in paper format or by other approved means.

All dispensation information shall be kept confidential with specified exceptions. This act authorizes the release of non-personal, general information for statistical, educational, and research purposes. The Department shall review the dispensation information and, if there is reasonable cause to believe a violation of law or breach of professional standards may have occurred, the Department shall notify the appropriate law enforcement or professional regulatory entity and provide the dispensation information required for an investigation. No dispensation information submitted to the Department shall be used by any local, state, or federal authority to prevent an individual from owning or obtaining a firearm.

Dispensers who knowingly fail to submit the required information or who knowingly submit incorrect dispensation information shall be subject to a penalty of $1,000 per violation. Any persons who are authorized to have prescription or dispensation information and who knowingly disclose such information or who knowingly use it in a manner and for a purpose in violation of this act shall be guilty of a Class E felony.

The provisions of this act shall automatically sunset August 28, 2023, unless reauthorized.

This act is substantially similar to HB 90 (2017) and similar to HB 1892 (2016), SB 768 (2016), HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 63 & 111 (2015), HCS/HB 130 (2015), and HCS/HB 816 (2015).

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SB 232 Adds a provision relating to population changes in St. Louis County for purposes of water corporations collecting an infrastructure system replacement surcharge.

SB 232 – Currently, water corporations providing service in a county with a charter form of government and more than one million inhabitants may file a petition to establish or change an infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS). This act provides that once a county meets this description, a subsequent change of population shall not remove that county from the operation of this law.

This act contains an emergency clause.

This act is similar to a provision contained in HB 940 (2017).

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SB 236 Establishes a workers’ compensation claims database.

SB 236 – This act requires the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a workers’ compensation claims database that is accessible to potential employers during a pre-hire period and searchable by an employee’s name and Social Security number. Employers are required to obtain written consent from the potential employee to acquire records and are barred from compelling or coercing a potential employee to provide consent or require consent as a condition of employment.

The Division shall maintain a record of claims records reviewed. Those who fraudulently access the database, compel or coerce a potential employee to provide consent or require consent as a condition of employment shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

The provisions of this act shall be fully implemented by July 1, 2018.

This act is identical to SCS/SB 526 (2014) and similar to CCS/HCS/SS/SB 34 (2013) that was vetoed by the Governor.

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SB 240 Creates a statewide license for electrical contractors.

SCS/SB 240 – This act creates a statewide license for electrical contractors, which shall be issued by the Division of Professional Registration. Any person who is operating as an electrical contractor in a political subdivision that does not require the contractor to hold a local license is not required to possess a statewide license. However, each corporation, firm, institution, organization, company, or representative thereof who engages in electrical contracting must have a least one statewide licensed electrical contractor employed at a supervisory level. Electrical contractors who hold a license that was issued by an authority in the State of Missouri prior to January 1, 2018, and that required the passing of a nationally accredited written examination based upon the National Electrical Code and completion of twelve thousand hours of practical experience shall be issued a statewide license.

Political subdivisions may still establish their own local electrical contractor’s license, but must recognize a statewide license in lieu of such local license. If a political subdivision fails to recognize a statewide license, then the licensee may file a complaint with the Division. The Division shall perform an investigation, and if it determines that the political subdivision failed to recognize a statewide license then the Division shall notify and give the political subdivision thirty days to comply with the law. Following the thirty days, if the political subdivision still refuses to recognize the statewide license then the Division shall notify the Director of the Department of Revenue who shall withhold local sales tax dollars until the political subdivision is in compliance with the law.

An applicant for statewide licensure must be at least twenty-one years of age, provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars, pass a standardized and nationally accredited electrical assessment examination, and complete practical hours as specified in the act.

Starting in 2020, statewide licenses shall be renewed once every three years.

Any officer or agent of a corporation, partnership, or association who violates the act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

This act is similar to HB 807 (2017), SB 773(2016), HCS/HB 2063 (2016), SB 250 (2015), HB 369 (2015), SB 755 (2014), and HB 762 (2013).

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SB 241 Provides that any person convicted of poaching a turkey, white-tailed deer, black bear, or elk illegally may be required to provide restitution to the state.

SB 241 – Currently, any person pursuing, taking, killing, possessing, or disposing of wildlife illegally is guilty of a misdemeanor. Under this act, any person convicted of chasing, pursuing, taking, transporting, killing, processing, or disposing of a turkey, white-tailed deer, black bear, or elk illegally may also be required to provide restitution to the state as set forth in this act. Such restitution collected shall be transferred to the State School Moneys Fund and distributed to public schools.

This act is similar to HB 46 (2017), HB 250 (2017), HB 282 (2017), and HB 1971 (2016).

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SB 265 Creates the “Blue Alert System" for notifying the public when law enforcement officers are seriously injured or killed.

SB 265 – This act establishes the “Blue Alert System" to aid in the identification, location, and apprehension of any individual or individuals suspected of killing or seriously injuring any local, state, or federal law enforcement officer. The Department of Public Safety will coordinate with local law enforcement agencies and public commercial television and radio broadcasters to effectively implement the system. Participation is entirely optional for local law enforcement agencies and federally licensed radio and television broadcasters, but the program will include at least: the Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation, and Missouri Lottery. Knowingly making a false report that triggers an alert is a Class A misdemeanor.

The act also establishes the Blue Alert System Oversight Committee, which will develop criteria and procedures for the “Blue Alert System". The committee will be housed in the Department of Public Safety. The act specifies how many members the committee will have, what entities will be represented, and the length of the terms members will serve.

This act is similar to HB 228 (2017) and similar to a provision of SS/SCS/HCS/HBs 302 & 228 (2017), a provision of CCS/HCS/SS/SB 34 (2017), and a provision of SCS/SB 46 (2017).

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SB 266 Enacts new provisions of law relating to professional employer organizations.

SCS/SB 266 – This act establishes regulations and registration requirements for professional employer organizations (PEOs).

REGISTRATION OF PEOS

Under this act, no person is permitted to provide, advertise, or otherwise hold itself out as providing professional employer services unless such person is registered with the Secretary of State. PEO’s may register individually or as a group. PEOs may further apply for limited registration. A PEO is eligible for limited registration if it is domiciled outside the state, licensed as a PEO in another state, does not maintain an office in this state or directly solicit clients in this state, and does not have more than 50 employees employed or domiciled in this state on any given day.

The Secretary of State shall maintain a list of PEOs registered in this state. The Secretary is permitted to produce forms to be used for registration but shall permit the acceptance of electronic filings by either the PEO or an independent qualified assurance organization authorized by the PEO to act on behalf of a PEO.

PEOs shall pay an initial registration fee not to exceed $500 with an annual renewal fee not exceed $250. PEOs seeking limited registration shall pay an initial and annual registration fee not to exceed $250. The Secretary may determine a lower fee to be paid by a PEO. The Secretary shall determine a fee to be paid by PEO groups. No fee shall exceed the amount reasonably necessary for the administration of the act.

REQUIREMENTS OF PEOS AND CLIENTS OF PEOS

Each PEO or PEO group shall maintain either positive working capital or provide a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a minimum market value equaling the deficiency plus one hundred thousand dollars to the Secretary of State. PEOs seeking limited registration are not required to meet these requirements.

The act establishes the conditions under which a client and a PEO may enter into a professional employment agreement as well as the rights and responsibilities of each party.

PENALTIES

Persons may be sanctioned by the Secretary of State for, among other things, providing professional employer services without registering, for providing false or fraudulent information in conjunction with any registration, renewal, or report required by this act, or for willful violations of this act. Such sanctions may include revocation of license or the imposition of an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000, among other potential penalties.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVERAGE

The responsibility to obtain workers’ compensation coverage shall be specifically allocated in the professional employer agreement to either the PEO or the client.

If the coemployment relationship between a PEO and a client is terminated, the client shall utilize an experience modification rating that reflects its individual experience. The PEO shall provide a client its workers’ compensation information within 5 business days of receiving or giving notice that the relationship has been terminated.

A client may request its workers’ compensation information at any time and the PEO shall provide such information to the client within 5 business days of receiving such request. Such information shall also be provided to any future client insurer if requested by such client.

Any PEO which fails to comply with the workers’ compensation coverage provisions shall have its registration revoked by the Secretary of State.

A client is additionally required to provide prospective insurers with its workers’ compensation information upon receiving such information from the PEO. A client is further required to disclose to a prospective insurer its current or previous relationship with a PEO. Violation of these provisions is subject to a Class A misdemeanor.

DEFINITIONS

For purposes of this act, covered employees shall be considered employees solely of the client and not the PEO. Moreover, the client shall have the sole right of direction and control of the professional or licensed activities of covered employees and of the client’s business.

The act modifies the definition of “lessor employing unit" for the purposes of unemployment law to include PEOs.

WOMEN AND MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES

This act provides that a client’s status or certification as a minority-owned or woman-owned business enterprise shall not be affected because such client has entered into an agreement with a PEO or uses the services of a PEO.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1154 (2017), HB 1196 (2017), and HB 1198 (2017), SCS/SB 877 (2016), HB 1703 (2016), and HB 2203 (2014).

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SB 267 Allows the City of Eureka to adopt a sales tax for improved public safety.

SCS/SB 267 – This act allows the city of Eureka to adopt a city sales tax, subject to voter approval, to provide for improved public safety. Any tax adopted by Eureka pursuant to this section shall automatically expire at the end of 2038 at which point Eureka will no longer be able to adopt a public safety sales tax.

This act is substantially similar to HB 589 (2017) and to a provision contained in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), and is similar to a provision contained in HCS#2/HBs 48 et al. (2017), HCS/SB 114 (2017), HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017), and HCS/SB 134 (2017).

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SB 290 Modifies provisions relating to workers’ compensation.

SCS/SB 290 – This act makes changes to workers’ compensation laws.

REDUCTION OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AWARD BASED ON USE OF DRUGS (SECTION 287.120)

Under current law, if an employee fails to obey any rule or policy of an employer relating to the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs in the workplace, the compensation or death benefit available under workers’ compensation laws shall be reduced by 50% if the injury was sustained in conjunction with the use of alcohol or nonprescribed controlled drugs.

This act provides that any positive test taken within 48 hours of an injury for a nonprescribed controlled drug from an employee shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that the tested nonprescribed controlled drug was in the employee’s system and that the injury was sustained in conjunction with the use of the drug.

This provision is similar to provisions in the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017), HCS/HB 1100 (2017), and SCS/HB 289 (2017).

REACTIVATION OF CLAIMS FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT (SECTION 287.140)

Under current law, a claim for compensation may be reactivated following the completion of settlement of such claim. Under this act, reactivation may not be made if the employee has explicitly agreed that such a claim cannot be reactivated.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/HB 1100 (2017).

TERMINATION OF DISABILITY PAYMENTS (SECTION 287.170)

If an employee voluntarily separates from employment at a time when the employer made work available for the employee which was in compliance with any medical restriction imposed upon the employee as a result of an injury that is the subject of a claim for benefits under workers’ compensation, neither temporary total disability nor temporary partial disability benefits shall be payable to the employee.

This provision is substantially similar to provisions in the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017), SCS/HB 289 (2017), and HCS/HB 1100 (2017).

DISCHARGE AND DISCRIMINATION (SECTION 287.780)

Under current law, no employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under workers’ compensation statutes. This act changes that so that no employer or agent shall discharge or discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under this chapter when the exercising of such rights is the motivating factor of the discharge.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed to HCS/SS/SCS/SB 66 (2017), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 113 (2017), SCS/HB 289 (2017), and HCS/HB 1100 (2017), and HB 1227 (2017).

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SB 314 Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.

SCS/SBs 314 & 340 – This act establishes the Narcotics Control Act. The Department of Health and Senior Services is required to establish and maintain a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of all Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances by all licensed professionals who prescribe or dispense these substances in Missouri. The provisions of this act shall be subject to appropriations and also may be funded with federal or private moneys.

A dispenser shall electronically submit to the Department specified information for each prescribed Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance dispensed. The Department may issue a waiver to a dispenser who is unable to submit the required information electronically. If a waiver is obtained, a dispenser can submit the required information in paper format or by other approved means.

All dispensation information shall be kept confidential with specified exceptions. This act authorizes the release of non-personal, general information for statistical, educational, and research purposes. The Department shall review the dispensation information and, if there is reasonable cause to believe a violation of law or breach of professional standards may have occurred, the Department shall notify the appropriate law enforcement or professional regulatory entity and provide the dispensation information required for an investigation. No dispensation information submitted to the Department shall be used by any local, state, or federal authority to prevent an individual from owning or obtaining a firearm.

Dispensers who knowingly fail to submit the required information or who knowingly submit incorrect dispensation information shall be subject to a penalty of $1,000 per violation. Any persons who are authorized to have prescription or dispensation information and who knowingly disclose such information or who knowingly use it in a manner and for a purpose in violation of this act shall be guilty of a Class E felony.

The provisions of this act shall automatically sunset August 28, 2023, unless reauthorized.

This act is substantially similar to SB 231 (2017) and similar to CCS/SS/HCS/HBs 90 & 68 (2017), HB 1892 (2016), SB 768 (2016), HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 63 & 111 (2015), HCS/HB 130 (2015), and HCS/HB 816 (2015).

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SB 379 Modifies the definition of “autocycle" and modifies certain safety requirements for autocycles.

SB 379 – This act modifies the definition of “autocycle" to include partially or completely enclosed vehicles with a non-straddle-type seating area.

This act removes statutory requirements for certain safety features, and instead requires that the vehicle meet applicable National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements or federal motorcycle safety standards.

These provisions are similar to provisions in CCS/SB 8 (2017), CCS/SB 222 (2017), CCS/HCS/SB 225 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), HCS/HB 576 (2017), and HB 824 (2017).

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SB 410 Permits hospitals to employ dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and maxillofacial prosthodontists to treat certain patient conditions.

SB 410 – Under this act, licensed hospitals shall be permitted to employ any of the following providers to treat certain conditions for hospital patients: (1) licensed dentists, (2) licensed oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and (3) licensed maxillofacial prosthodontists.

This act is identical to HB 762 (2017) and similar to a provision in CCS/SB 50 (2017).

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SB 411 Authorizes the addition of Franklin County to the interstate compact creating the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District.

SB 411 – This act adds Franklin County to the compact between Missouri and Illinois creating the Bi-State Development Agency and the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District.

ERIC VANDER WEERD

HA 1 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO PROVISIONS IN HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017) and HCS/HB 1044 (2017), AND SIMILAR TO PROVISIONS IN SB 418 (2017). THIS AMENDMENT CONTAINS PROVISIONS SIMILAR TO PROVISIONS IN HCS/HB 226 (2017), AND TO PROVISIONS IN HB 942 (2017).

HA 2 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MOTOR FUEL TAXES. THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO THE HOUSE PERFECTED HCS/HB 694 (2017). THIS AMENDMENT IS SIMILAR TO SCS/SB 435 (2017), TO HB 579 (2017), AND TO PROVISIONS IN HCS/SCS/SB 399 (2017). THIS AMENDMENT CONTAINS PROVISIONS SIMILAR TO PROVISIONS IN HCS/HB 694 (2017), AND TO PROVISIONS IN HB 771 (2017).

HA 3 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO L.E.D. LIGHTING EQUIPMENT. THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO SB 222 (2017), TO HB 664 (2017), AND TO A PROVISION IN SCS/HB 256 (2017).

HA 1 HA 3 – THIS AMENDMENT MODIFIES PROVISIONS OF THE ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING ZONES ACT. THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO SB 302 (2017), AND TO PROVISIONS IN HCS/SCS/SB 399 (2017).

HA 4 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE PLATOONING SYSTEMS ON MISSOURI ROADS. THESE PROVISIONS ARE SIMILAR TO SB 243 (2017).

HA 5 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT. THIS PROVISION IS IDENTICAL TO HB 1003 (2017).

HA 1 HA 5 – THIS AMENDMENT ENACTS PROVISIONS RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES WITH REAL PROPERTY INTERESTS. THIS AMENDMENT IS IDENTICAL TO A PROVISION IN HCS/SCS/SB 112 (2017), TO A PROVISION IN HCS/SB 326 (2017), HCS/SB 332 (2017), SIMILAR TO SB 286 (2017), TO SB 365 (2017), AND TO SCS/HB 493 (2017).

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SB 469 Allows for an appropriation to cooperate with political subdivisions on land clearance projects related to tourism infrastructure facilities.

SB 469 – This act allows the State of Missouri and any other public body to appropriate funds for the purpose of aiding and cooperating in the planning, undertaking or carrying out of a land clearance project or projects within an area in which a public body is authorized to act to develop, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, repair or improve any tourism infrastructure facilities, as defined in the act, within such land clearance project area or areas.

Such state appropriation shall not exceed six million dollars per year for any one such agreement and shall be determined to produce a positive net fiscal impact for the state over the term of such agreement.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1061 (2017) and HB 2805 (2016).

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SB 474 Specifies circumstances under which an employment variance may be granted to an ignition interlock device requirement.

SB 474 – Current law allows repeat DUI offenders required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle to apply for an exemption to allow him or her to operate a vehicle owned by his or her employer. Such variances shall not be granted where the offender is self-employed or owns the business entity that owns the vehicle.

This act specifies that variances shall also not be granted when the offender controls the business entity.

This act is identical to HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 115 (2017), CCS/SCS#2/SB 128 (2017), CCS/HCS/SB 225 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), and SS/SCS/HB 302 (2017). This provision is similar to HCS/HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in HCB 1 (2017), and HCB 9 (2017).

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SB 475 Repeals the requirement for the Department of Transportation to participate in arbitration as a defendant at the request of the plaintiff in a tort claim.

SB 475 – This act repeals the requirement for the Department of Transportation to participate in arbitration as a defendant at the request of the plaintiff in a tort claim.

This act is identical to HB 876 (2017), and SB 381 (2015).

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SB 476 Modifies the process by which travel hardships are granted to public school pupils.

SB 476 – This act changes the process by which travel hardships are granted to public school pupils.

A parent or guardian of any pupil residing in any school district in the state is authorized to submit an application to the Commissioner of Education requesting that the pupil and any sibling of the pupil be assigned to another school district if the pupil is eligible and meets certain conditions as described in the act.

The act specifies that the driving distance from the pupil’s residence to his or her attendance center in the district of residence must be 15 miles or more by the shortest route available. The new attendance center must be at least five miles closer in actual driving distance to the pupil’s residence, and the attendance of the pupil must not cause the classroom in the receiving district to exceed the number of pupils per class set by the receiving district.

The Commissioner is required to assign pupils in the order in which applications are received. Once granted, the hardship assignment shall continue until the pupil, and any siblings of the pupil attending the same attendance center, completes his or her course of study in the receiving district or the parent withdraws the pupil. If withdrawn, subsequent grants of applications are discretionary.

A pupil who is not currently enrolled in a public school district becomes eligible to apply after the pupil has enrolled in and completed a full school year in a public school in his or her district of residence. The board of education of the district in which the pupil resides shall pay the tuition of the pupil reassigned, which shall not exceed the pro rata cost of instruction.

This act is substantially similar to HB 926 (2017).

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SB 489 Requires the Missouri Hazardous Waste Commission to promulgate rules and regulation for coal combustion residual units in lieu of federal solid waste regulations by June 1, 2018.

SB 489 – This act requires the Missouri Hazardous Waste Commission to draft rules by December 31, 2017, and to promulgate such rules by June 1, 2018, regulating coal combustion residual units in lieu of federal solid waste regulations. Such regulations promulgated by the Hazardous Waste Commission shall not be in the form of a permit program. Further, such regulations shall include certain technical standards and procedures as set forth in this act, such as procedures for the closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments, location restriction requirements for coal combustion residual landfills, a process for an owner of a coal combustion residual unit to seek approval of certain alternate groundwater effluent limitations, and standards for closure criteria that are applied to coal combustion residual units on a statewide basis.

This act shall not restrict the authority of the Department of Natural Resources to issue guidance or enter into agreements with owners of coal combustion residual units not subject to federal solid waste regulations, or to develop a closure plan for an interim system of prior approval for any coal combustion residual unit, as may be allowed under federal law.

This act is similar to HB 1162 (2017).

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SB 542 Modifies the civil penalty for violating certain underground facility safety standards.

SB 542 – Currently, any person who violates certain provisions of the Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act or who willfully damages underground facilities is liable for a civil penalty of up to $10,000. Under this act, the civil penalty for such a violation is $50,000.

This act is identical to SB 944 (2016), HB 2509 (2016), and a provision contained in SB 491 (2015).

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SB 543 Modifies the civil penalty for violating federally mandated natural gas safety standards.

SB 543 – Currently, the maximum penalties for violations of federally mandated natural gas safety standards shall not be greater than $15,000 for each violation with a maximum penalty not to exceed $150,000 for multiple violations, with such penalties increasing every decade beginning in 2015. Under this act, the existing civil penalties are repealed, and the civil penalty for such violations shall not exceed an amount as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation pursuant to federal law, which is currently not to exceed $205,638 for each violation for each day with a maximum penalty not to exceed $2,056,380 for any series of violations.

This act is identical to SB 943 (2016), HB 2508 (2016), and a provision contained in SB 491 (2015).

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2016 LEGISLATION

SB 640 Modifies provisions relating to vehicles.

HCS/SB 640 – This act modifies provisions relating to vehicles.

PERMANENT TRAILER REGISTRATION (Section 301.067) – This act removes the requirement that a trailer or semitrailer must be coupled to a towing vehicle in a particular manner in order to be eligible for permanent registration. Further, this act changes the supervising department for such registration from the Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety Division within the Department of Economic Development to the Highways and Transportation Commission within the Department of Transportation.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2380 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (Section 301.125) – This act establishes an advisory committee for the Department of Revenue to develop uniform designs and common colors for license plates, including a design that commemorates the bicentennial of Missouri. The advisory committee shall be composed of the Director of Revenue or his or her designee, the Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, the Correctional Enterprises Supervisor, the Director of the Department of Transportation, the Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, and the chairs of the House and Senate transportation committees. The committee shall perform certain functions as set forth in this act, including implementing its final design of uniform license plates by January 1, 2017, at which time the committee shall dissolve. The Director of Revenue shall have the final design of the uniform license plate available for issuance to all license fee offices by January 1, 2019.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision contained in HCS/HB 2757 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 2380 (2016), and HCS/SB 899 (2016).

PERMANENT CAMPING & FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILER REGISTRATION (Section 301.136) – This act allows for the permanent registration of any camping or fifth-wheel trailer that is more than 25 years old upon payment of a $25 registration fee. Upon the transfer of the title to the trailer, the registration must be canceled and the license plates must be returned to the Department of Revenue.

Under this act, any person possessing license plates issued by the state of Missouri that are over 25 years old, in which the year of issuance of such plates is consistent with the year of the manufacture of the camping or fifth-wheel trailer, may register the plates as historic trailer plates.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in the perfected HBs 1400 & 1425 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), and HCS/HB 2757 (2016).

INSPECTION OF BOAT MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS (Sections 301.560 & 301.564) – This act modifies certification procedures for licensing and inspection of boat manufacturers and boat dealers by removing officers of the Water Patrol Division from those permitted to complete the certification and inspection, and adds authorized or designated employees of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

This provision is identical to SB 970 (2016) and HB 1761 (2016), and provisions contained in SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).

TOWING COMPANIES (Sections 304.153-304.154) – This act authorizes a towing company to perform services for a patrol officer or law enforcement officer within the officer’s jurisdiction, or a Missouri Department of Transportation employee, provided that the Missouri State Highway Patrol shall not be obligated to retain the company in any contract. Any motor vehicle owner’s request for a specific towing company shall be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol unless certain circumstances exist as set forth in this act. This act further specifies that a patrol officer shall not use a towing company located outside of Missouri except under certain circumstances. Under this act, a towing company shall not tow a vehicle to a location outside of Missouri without the consent of the owner or driver, or the owner or driver’s motor club.

Under this act, any towing company arriving at the scene of an accident that has not been called shall be prohibited from towing the vehicle unless the towing company is rendering emergency aid or operating during a declared state of emergency. Further, any tow truck operator that tows a vehicle from an accident that has not been called shall be guilty of a Class D misdemeanor for the first violation, a Class A misdemeanor for the second violation, and a Class D Felony for the third and any subsequent violation.

Under this act, a towing company shall take certain actions in order to operate under certain provisions of law as set forth in this act. Any initial tow performed under certain provisions of law shall remain in the state of Missouri unless authorized by the vehicle owner or owner’s motor club. Counties may adopt ordinances with respect to towing company standards under this act. Further, storage lot facilities and towing companies shall allow insurance adjusters access to motor vehicle inspection without charge unless such vehicle is being preserved as evidence. When a motor vehicle has been transferred to a towing company storage lot, the vehicle shall not be transferred from the lot without providing the motor vehicle owner 24 hour advance notice.

These provisions are identical to SCS/HCS/HB 1976 (2016), and are similar to SB 1043 (2016) and HCS/HB 2320 (2016).

BUS LENGTH LIMITS (Section 304.170) – Currently, no bus may exceed 45 feet in length except with safety bumpers. This act allows articulated buses, or buses having two or more sections connected by a joint, to be up to 60 feet in length not including safety bumpers which may extend 1 foot in both the front and rear.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision contained in SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 1732 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), and HCS/SS/SB 659 (2016).

KAYLA HAHN

HA 1 – THIS AMENDMENT REQUIRES TOWING COMPANIES TO BE OPEN OR AVAILABLE FOR A MINIMUM OF 8 HOURS PER DAY, RATHER THAN 12 HOURS PER DAY.

HA 2 – THIS AMENDMENT ADDS A SECTION RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ON ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM LICENSE PLATE DESIGN, AND CHANGES THE WEIGHT THRESHOLD FOR OWNERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITH PERSONALIZED AND SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR DISABLED VETERANS AND NATIONAL GUARD FROM 18,000 POUNDS TO 24,000 POUNDS.

HA 3 – THIS AMENDMENT ADDS INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER REGULATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES AND DRIVERS.

HA 1 TO HA 3 – THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO CONDUCT A FINGERPRINT BACKGROUND CHECK ON TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY DRIVERS AFTER AUGUST 28, 2019, AND REQUIRES TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO HAVE A WRITTEN CONTRACT STATING WHETHER ITS DRIVERS ARE CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OR EMPLOYEES.

HA 4 – THIS AMENDMENT ADDS A PENALTY PROVISION OF AN INFRACTION AND $25 FINE FOR ANY WATERCRAFT OPERATOR NOT HAVING REQUISITE LIFESAVING DEVICES.

HA 1 TO HA 4 – THIS AMENDMENT EXEMPTS OUTBOARD JET MOTORS, OR VESSELS NOT ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED WITH ADEQUATE GUARDS OR RAILING FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE OPERATOR OF A MOTORBOAT SHALL NOT ALLOW ANY PERSON TO RIDE OR SIT ON CERTAIN AREAS OF A BOAT.

HA 2 TO HA 4 – THIS AMENDMENT ADS A PENALTY PROVISION OF AN INFRACTION AND $25 FINE FOR OPERATING A VESSEL WITHIN 100 FEET OF ANY DOCK, PIER, OCCUPIED ANCHORED BOAT, OR RESTRICTED AREA IN EXCESS OF SLOW-NO WAKE SPEED.

HA 5 – THIS AMENDMENT ADDS A PROVISION BECOMING EFFECTIVE ON MARCH 1, 2017, ALLOWING A PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF AN INTOXICATION-RELATED TRAFFIC OFFENSE THAT IS REQUIRED TO USE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE TO APPLY FOR A VARIANCE TO DRIVE AN EMPLOYER-OWNED VEHICLE WITHOUT SUCH DEVICE. FURTHER, THIS AMENDMENT EXTENDS THE COMMERCIAL ZONE OF KANSAS CITY TO INCLUDE THE CITIES OF LONE JACK AND STRASBURG. THIS AMENDMENT ALSO ADDS THE “ALEXANDRA AND BRAYDEN ANDERSON ELECTRIC SHOCK DROWNING PREVENTION ACT".

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SB 641 Creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency.

SB 641 – This act creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers who have suffered a loss due to disaster or emergency. The deduction will be available for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

This act is similar to HB 2169 (2016), HB 771 (2015), and provisions in HCS/SCS/SB 703 (2016), HCS/SCS/SB 131 (2015) and HCS/SB 500 (2015). This act is identical to SCS/SB 374 (2015).

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SB 642 Eliminates a provision allowing for property tax levy adjustments for inflation and modifies standing for Hancock Amendment challenges.

SB 642 – Currently, property tax levies are required to be adjusted when there is a change in assessed value of property in a county. The new rates cannot be higher than the greater of the most recently voter-approved rate or such rate as adjusted for inflation. This act removes the inflation adjustment and limits the rates to the voter-approved rate. The act also removes the power of a political subdivision to adjust their property tax levy to account for inflationary assessment growth.

Currently, when a taxpayer believes that provisions of the Missouri Constitution commonly referred to as the Hancock Amendment and which relate to limits on state and local taxation are being violated, the taxpayer must first make a formal complaint to the prosecuting attorney. This act gives taxpayers standing without making such a complaint. The taxpayer also is not required to have paid their taxes under protest to have standing.

This act is identical to SB 223 (2015) and HB 275 (2015).

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SB 700 Modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation premium rates.

CCS/SB 700 – This act modifies numerous provisions relating to workers’ compensation.

VETERANS’ ORGANIZATIONS EXEMPTION

The act exempts volunteers of qualified tax-exempt veterans’ organizations from workers’ compensation laws.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HB 2429 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 1955 (2016), HB 1867 (2016), and SCS/HB 615 (2015).

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION GRANTS–VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

This act permits volunteer fire protection associations to apply to the State Fire Marshal for grants for the purpose of funding the workers’ compensation insurance premiums for the association’s volunteer firefighters. Grants shall be disbursed by the Marshal, subject to appropriations, based upon the number of volunteer firefighters which received workers’ compensation benefits from claims arising out of and in the course of the prevention or control of fire or the underwater recovery of drowning victims in the preceding calendar year. The schedule is as follows:

• Associations which had 0-5 claims shall be eligible for $2,000;

• Associations which had 6-10 claims shall be eligible for $1,500;

• Associations which had 11-15 claims shall be eligible for $1,000; and

• Associations which had 16-20 claims shall be eligible for $500.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS/SS/SB 732 (2016), a provision in SCS/SB 613 (2016), and HB 2266 (2016).

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUM RATES–SPLIT POINT

Currently, the uniform experience rating plan of workers’ compensation insurance must prohibit an adjustment to the experience modification of an employer if the total medical cost does not exceed $1,000, the employer pays all of the medical costs, there is no lost time from the employment (subject to exceptions), and no claim is filed. This act changes the medical cost amount limit to 20% of the current split point of primary and excess losses under the uniform experience rating plan.

Furthermore, the act provides that, for purposes of calculating the premium credit under the Missouri contracting classification premium adjustment program, an employer within the construction group of code classifications may submit to the advisory organization the required payroll record information for the first, second, third, or fourth calendar quarter of the year prior to the workers’ compensation policy beginning or renewal date, provided the employer clearly indicates for which quarter the payroll information is being submitted.

These provisions are identical to a provision in SCS/SB 613 (2016), a provision in SCS/HCS/HB 1955 (2016), SB 288 (2015), and HB 1997 (2014).

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SB 701 Modifies the law relating to vacancies in the office of county commissioner.

SB 701 – Currently, when there is a vacancy in the office of county commissioner, the Governor is required to fill such vacancy with a person who resides in the district at the time of vacancy. This act changes that process so that when there is less than one year remaining in the term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor but if there is one year or more remaining in the term, the Governor shall appoint an eligible person with the advice and consent of the Senate.

These procedures do not apply to charter counties.

The act contains an emergency clause.

This act is identical to SCS/SB 289 (2015) and similar to a provision in HCS/HB 1632 (2016).

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SB 781 Modifies provisions relating to construction.

HCS/SCS/SB 781 – This act contains provisions relating to construction.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS AT-RISK – 67.5050

The act creates the construction manager-risk method which political subdivisions are permitted to use when engaging in civil-works projects in excess of $2 million and non-civil works projects in excess of $3 million. When entering into contracts for the services of a construction manager at-risk for such construction projects, political subdivisions are required to follow the procedures set forth in this act.

Political subdivisions are required to select both a construction manager at-risk and an engineer or architect who will prepare the construction documents for the project. The engineer is not permitted to serve as the construction manager at-risk.

Construction managers at-risk are required to publicly advertise and receive bids or proposals from trade contractors or subcontractors. In the event that the political subdivision has a preference for a subcontractor or trade contractor that differs from the construction manager at-risk, the political subdivision is required to compensate the construction manager at-risk by the change in price, time, or guaranteed maximum cost for any additional cost and risk incurred by the construction manager at-risk.

A political subdivision is required to publish a request for proposal or qualifications in a newspaper of general circulation for a period of two weeks prior to opening the submitted proposals or qualifications. Within 45 days, the political subdivision shall evaluate each proposal and interview at least two of the top offerors. The political subdivision is required to select the proposal that offers the best value, as determined by the political subdivision.

This provision does not apply to constitutionally-established metropolitan sewer districts, special charter cities, charter counties, or charter cities that have adopted the construction manager at-risk method via ordinance, rule, or regulation. Moreover, there is a sunset of September 1, 2026 on this provision.

This provision is similar to the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2016) and SCS/SBs 789 & 595 (2016).

DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS – 67.5060 & 227.107

The act further creates new provisions of law relating to design-build contracts entered into between a political subdivision and a design-builder. A design-build contract is one that is entered into for the purpose of furnishing architectural, engineering, and related design services and the labor, materials, supplies, equipment, and other construction services required for a design-build project. Specifically, the act sets forth the process to be followed in requesting proposals for design-build contracts. The political subdivision shall solicit proposals in a three-stage process: Phase I shall be the solicitation of qualifications of the design-build team; Phase II shall be the solicitation of a technical proposal including conceptual design for the project; and Phase III shall be the proposal of the construction cost. Non-civil works projects must be in excess of $7 million. Civil works projects do not have a price threshold.

In addition, this act authorizes any political subdivision to use a design-build contractor for waste water and water treatment projects and prohibits the Department of Economic Development from rejecting waste water or water treatment projects solely for using design-build when disbursing certain grants and loans.

These provisions do not apply to constitutionally-established metropolitan sewer districts, special charter cities, charter counties, or charter cities which have adopted the design-build method via ordinance, rule, or regulation. The provision has a sunset of September 1, 2026.

These provisions are similar to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2016), SCS/SBs 789 & 595 (2016) SCS/HCS/HB 844 (2015), SB 781 (2016), and SB 398 (2015).

In addition, this act removes the July 1, 2018, expiration date on a provision authorizing the State Highways and Transportation Commission to enter into highway design-build project contracts. This provision is identical to a provision in the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2016).

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES REGULATING THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS -197.065 and 536.031

This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations for the construction and renovation of hospitals that will include standards that reflect the Life Safety Code standards imposed under Medicare. Hospitals shall not be required to meet the standards contained in the Facility Guidelines Institute for the Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, but any hospital that complies with the 2010 or later version of such guidelines shall not be required to comply with any inconsistent or conflicting regulations.

The Department may waive enforcement of these standards for licensed hospitals if the department determines that: (1) compliance with them would result in unreasonable hardship for the facility and the health and safety of hospital patients would not be compromised by such a waiver; or (2) the hospital used other equivalent standards. Any conflicting regulations promulgated by the Department that are currently in existence and that conflict with the standards promulgated pursuant to this act shall lapse on and after January 1, 2018. Regulations developed pursuant to this act may incorporate by reference later additions or amendments to such rules, regulations, standards, or guidelines as needed to consistently apply current standards of safety and practice.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SB 635 (2016), the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS#2/HCS/SS/SB 608 (2016), the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SCS/SB 973 (2016), SCS/HCS/HB 2402 (2016), and SCS/HCS/HB 2376 (2016) and similar to SB 1052 (2016).

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SB 788 Requires that municipalities in the St. Louis County sales tax pool receive at least 50% of the revenue generated inside a given municipality.

SS/SCS/SB 788 – Currently, the revenues from a 1% sales tax in St. Louis County are distributed to unincorporated areas of the county as well as municipalities based on a formula. What are commonly called “Group B" entities pool their revenue from the tax. After a diversion to account for incorporation of previously unincorporated areas, revenues are generally split amongst the municipalities and unincorporated areas of the county in Group B by population, regardless of where the tax was collected.

This act requires that beginning January 1, 2017, municipalities and the unincorporated areas of the county in Group B receive at least 50% of the tax revenue generated in such municipality or unincorporated area of the county. However, such new formula shall not apply in any year where the total amount of sales taxes collected in the county is less than the amount collected in calendar year 2014 and any adjustment to provide a Group B entity with 50% of the tax revenue generated in that area shall not result in another Group B entity receiving less revenue than it received in 2014.

This act is similar to SB 379 (2015), HCS/HB 812 (2015), HCS/HB 1067 (2015) and provisions in CCS/HCS/SB 221 (2015).

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SB 818 Designates the “German Heritage Corridor of Missouri".

SCS/SB 818 – This act designates certain counties located the Missouri river that were greatly influenced by early German settlers as the “German Heritage Corridor of Missouri". Further, this act requires the Department of Transportation to place signs in the designated areas, with such costs paid by private donations.

This act is identical to SCS/HB 1851 (2016).

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SB 824 Creates the Energy Efficiency Competitive Resource Acquisition Act.

SB 824 – This act creates the Energy Efficiency Competitive Resource Acquisition Act. Under this act, if an electrical corporation projects that they will need to acquire or construct a new supply-side resource to meet future maximum demand, 1/3 of the energy and capacity that the electrical corporation projects that they will need in order to meet such demand shall be met by implementing cost effective demand-side resources and energy efficiency projects, including equipment upgrades, advanced energy analytics technology, and energy management systems, and customer-sited renewable energy resources. Such resources and projects shall be subject to a request for proposals process established by the Public Service Commission.

Under this act, an electrical corporation may participate in the request for proposals process through a self-build option as set forth in this act. An electrical corporation may not recover costs from ratepayers through a self-build option that exceeds the self-build costs proposed in the request for proposals bid. All requests for proposals shall be evaluated by an independent monitor paid for by the electrical corporation. The independent monitor shall be overseen by the Public Service Commission staff, and the monitor shall enter into an agreement with the Public Service Commission as set forth in this act.

This act also requires electrical corporations issuing a request for proposals for such resources and projects to make all request for proposals bids available to the public on the electrical corporation’s website within 30 days of awarding a contract for such project. The electrical corporation may restrict certain information contained in the bids, except the names of the entities submitting a bid, on the grounds that it is proprietary and highly confidential. If such corporation fails to provide the information as required under this act, any person may file a complaint with the Public Service Commission.

This act is similar to SB 376 (2015), HB 784 (2015), SB 878 (2015), and HB 1917 (2014).

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SB 876 Modifies the law relating to discharge of employees under workers’ compensation statutes.

SB 876 – Under current law, no employer or agent shall discharge or in any way discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under workers’ compensation statutes. This act changes that so that no employer or agent shall discharge or discriminate against any employee for exercising any of his or her rights under this chapter when the exercising of such rights is the exclusive cause of the discharge.

This act is identical to SB 492 (2015).

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SB 877 Enacts new provisions of law relating to professional employer organizations.

SCS/SB 877 – This act establishes regulations and registration requirements relating to professional employer organizations (PEO’s).

Under this act, no person is permitted to provide, advertise, or otherwise hold itself out as providing professional employer services unless such person is registered with the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration under the provisions of this act.

A PEO is eligible for limited registration if it is domiciled outside the state, licensed as a PEO in another state, does not maintain an office in this state or directly solicit clients in this state, and does not have more than 50 employees employed or domiciled in this state on any given day. PEO’s may further register as a PEO Group.

The Department shall maintain a list of PEO’s registered in this state. The Department may prescribe forms to be used for registration but shall permit the acceptance of electronic filings by either the PEO or an independent qualified assurance organization authorized by the PEO to act on the PEO’s behalf.

PEO’s shall pay an initial registration fee not to exceed $500 with an annual renewal fee not exceed $250. PEO’s seeking limited registration shall pay an initial and annual registration fee not to exceed $250. The Department shall determine a fee to be paid by PEO groups. No fee shall exceed the amount reasonably necessary for the administration of the act.

Each PEO or PEO group shall maintain either positive working capital or provide a bond, irrevocable letter of credit, or securities with a minimum market value equaling the deficiency plus one hundred thousand dollars to the department. PEO’s seeking limited registration are not required to meet these stipulations.

The act establishes the conditions under which a client and a PEO may enter into a professional employment agreement as well as the rights and responsibilities of each party.

Persons may be sanctioned by the Department for providing professional employer services without registering with the Department, or for providing false or fraudulent information to the Department in conjunction with any registration, renewal, or report required by this act. Such sanctions may include revocation of license or the imposition of an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000, among other potential penalties.

For purposes of this act, covered employees shall be considered employees solely of the client and not the PEO. Moreover, the client shall have the sole right of direction and control of the professional or licensed activities of covered employees and of the client’s business.

With respect to a bid, contract, purchase order, or agreement entered into with the state or a political subdivision of the state, a client’s status or certification as a minority-owned or woman-owned business enterprise shall not be affected because such client has entered into an agreement with a PEO or uses the services of a PEO.

For purposes of workers’ compensation laws both the client and the PEO shall be considered an employer, however the responsibility to obtain workers’ compensation coverage for covered employees shall be specifically allocated in the professional employer agreement. The act specifies that coverage shall be all in the residual or all in the voluntary markets.

The act modifies the definition of “lessor employing unit" for the purposes of unemployment law provisions to include PEO’s.

The act creates new provisions of law relating to large deductible agreements. Specifically, insurers that issue certain workers’ compensation policies are required to:

1. Require full collateralization of the outstanding obligations owed under a large deductible agreement; and

2. Limit the size of a policyholder’s obligations under a large deductible agreement to no greater than 20% of the total net worth of the policyholder at each policy inception as determined by an audited financial statement as of the most recently available fiscal year end;

Any insurer determined to be in a financially hazardous condition by the Director of the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration is prohibited from issuing or renewing a policy that includes a large deductible agreement.

The provisions of this act relating to large deductible agreements do not apply to any large deductible agreement issued or renewed by an insurer on or after January 1, 2017.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1703 (2016) and HB 2203 (2014).

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SB 887 Establishes the Advance Health Care Directive Registry.

SB 887 – This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to contract with a third party for the establishment of a health care directives registry for the purpose of providing a place to securely store an advance health care directive online and to give authorized health care providers immediate access to the directive. The third party contractor shall be solely responsible for the administration and maintenance of the registry. All data and information contained in the registry shall remain confidential and shall be exempt from the Sunshine law. An “advance health care directive" is defined as either a power of attorney for health care or a declaration signed by an adult declarant containing the person’s direction concerning a health care decision.

All documents shall be submitted electronically to the registry at intake points, such as licensed health care providers and licensed attorneys, and signed electronically with a unique identifier, such as a Social Security number, a driver’s license number, or another unique government-issued identifier. The electronic submission will be accompanied by a fee not to exceed ten dollars.

The Department may promulgate rules to carry out the provisions of this act which may include, but not be limited to, a determination of who may access the registry, including physicians, other licensed health care providers, the declarant, and his or her legal representative or designee.

This act is substantially similar to SS/SCS/SB 122 (2015).

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SB 943 Modifies the civil penalty for violating federally mandated natural gas safety standards.

SB 943 – Currently, the maximum penalties for violations of federally mandated natural gas safety standards shall not be greater than $15,000 for each violation with a maximum penalty not to exceed $150,000 for multiple violations, with such penalties increasing every decade beginning in 2015. Under this act, the existing civil penalties are repealed, and the civil penalty for such violations shall not exceed an amount as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation pursuant to federal law, which is currently not to exceed $200,000 for each violation for each day with a maximum penalty not to exceed $2,000,000 for any series of violations.

This act is identical to a provision contained in SB 491 (2015), and is substantially similar to HB 2508 (2016).

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SB 944 Modifies the civil penalty for violating certain underground facility safety standards.

SB 944 – Currently, any person who violates certain provisions of the Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act or who willfully damages underground facilities is liable for a civil penalty of up to $10,000. Under this act, the civil penalty for such a violation is $50,000.

This act is identical to HB 2509 (2016) and a provision contained in SB 491 (2015).

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SB 991 Creates regulations for transportation network companies.

SB 991 – This act creates a regulatory scheme for transportation network companies (“TNC"). The act requires that TNC’s obtain a permit from the Missouri Department of Revenue and pay an annual $5000 permit fee. The act also requires disclosure of fare calculation methods, transmission of electronic receipts, and providing identifying information to a rider for a TNC driver and vehicle prior to a rider entering the vehicle.

The act includes minimum insurance requirements for TNC drivers while logged into a TNC’s digital network and engaging in a prearranged ride. Such coverage can be maintained by the TNC, the TNC driver, or a combination of the two. TNC drivers are required to carry physical or digital proof of insurance at all times and disclose to interested parties that he or she was logged on to a TNC’s digital network or engaged in a prearranged ride in the case of an accident. Insurers that write automobile insurance policies may exclude coverage afforded under a policy for any loss or injury that occurs while a driver is logged onto a TNC’s digital network and a TNC shall disclose to the driver such possible exclusions and insurance coverage available through the TNC in writing.

This act also regulates the relationship between the TNC and TNC drivers. TNC drivers are categorized as independent contractors so long as a list of conditions are met. Additionally, a TNC shall implement a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of drugs or alcohol while a TNC driver is providing prearranged rides or logged into a TNC’s digital network. A TNC must also screen potential drivers by conducting a local and national background check, including a National Sex Offender Registry check, and obtaining and reviewing a driver’s driving history research report. TNCs shall not permit an individual to act as a driver for the TNC under certain circumstances listed in the act.

The act also prohibits TNC drivers from soliciting or accepting street hails and soliciting or accepting cash payments from riders. The TNC is required to adopt a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to riders and potential riders and shall not impose additional charges for providing services to persons with physical disabilities because of those disabilities and shall notify drivers of such policies. No municipalities or other local or state entities shall impose a tax on or require a license for a TNC, a TNC driver, or a vehicle used by a TNC driver where such tax or license relates to providing prearranged rides.

This act is similar to HB 2233 (2016), HB 2330 (2016), and SB 947 (2016).

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SB 1026 Creates a lifetime permit to carry concealed firearms.

SCS/SB 1026 – Under current law, concealed carry permits must be renewed once every five years. This act allows a Missouri resident who meets the requirements for a concealed carry permit specified under the act and pays a $500 fee to receive a concealed carry permit that is valid for the duration of the person’s life. This act also allows Missouri residents who meet the requirements for a permit to pay $150 to receive a Missouri extended concealed carry permit that is valid for 10 years or $250 for an extended permit that is valid for 25 years. To renew an extended permit, the permit holder must pay $50. The lifetime and extended permits are only valid throughout the state of Missouri.

The lifetime and extended permits are still subject to the same suspension and revocation provisions that apply to permits that expire every five years. The sheriff must conduct a name-based criminal background check on extended and lifetime permit holders once every five years. The lifetime and extended concealed carry permits must include a statement that the permit is valid only throughout the state of Missouri.

If the holder of a lifetime or extended concealed carry permit becomes a resident of another state, the permit is suspended. It may be reactivated if the permit holder reestablishes Missouri residency, meets the requirements for a concealed carry permit, and passes a name-based criminal background check.

These provisions are similar to provisions of the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS/SB 656 (2016).

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SB 1027 Modifies provisions of law relating to workers’ compensation.

SB 1027 – Under this act, for the purposes of workers’ compensation laws, the term “maximum medical improvement" is defined as the point at which the injured employee’s medical condition has stabilized and can no longer reasonably improve.

Furthermore, in the case of temporary total and temporary partial disability benefits, such benefits shall only continue until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement. The act further stipulates that, in the case of temporary total disability, an employer shall only be required to pay compensation until the employee reaches maximum medical improvement, but in no event more than 400 weeks.

The act modifies provisions relating to compromise settlements under workers’ compensation laws. For all compromise settlements offered after a claimant has reached maximum medical improvement, such claimants have 6 months after receiving an initial permanent disability rating from either the employer’s physician or the physician chosen by the claimant, to acquire a rating from a second physician of his or her own choosing. Absent extenuating circumstances, if after 6 months the claimant has not acquired a second rating then any compromise settlement entered into shall be based upon the initial rating.

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SB 1041 Creates the National Popular Vote Act.

SB 1041 – This act establishes the Interstate Compact on the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote Act.

Under this act, with respect to presidential elections, all states which enter into the agreement are required to award all of their respective electoral votes to the winner of the cumulative national popular vote. The terms of the agreement only take effect when states which possess a cumulative majority of the electoral votes have adopted the agreement. Further, the agreement terminates upon the abolishment of the electoral college.

This act is identical to HB 1959 (2016) and HB 2048 (2016).

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SB 1148 Modifies language relating to the distribution of sales taxes in St. Louis County.

SB 1148 – This act modifies language requiring funds to be deposited with the “county treasurer of the county", by removing the first “county".

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SB 36 Modifies the law relating to the Missouri Human Rights Act and employment discrimination.

SB 36 – Currently, under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), a practice is unlawful when the protected trait is a contributing factor in the decision to discriminate. This act changes that standard to a motivating factor standard. The plaintiffs in employment and age discrimination cases have the burden of proving these standards.

Currently, persons acting in the interest of employers are considered employers under the MHRA and are liable for discriminatory practices. This act modifies the definition of employer to exclude those individuals. The act similarly excludes the United States government, corporations owned by the United States, individuals employed by employers, Indian tribes, certain departments or agencies of the District of Columbia, and private membership clubs from the definition.

The act directs the courts to rely heavily on judicial interpretations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act when deciding MHRA employment discrimination cases.

The act abrogates McBryde v. Ritenour School District to require courts to allow a business judgment jury instruction whenever offered by the defendant.

The act recommends two methods to the courts for analyzing employment discrimination cases as a basis for granting summary judgment. The mixed motive and burden shifting analysis are based on court rulings interpreting federal law and the act abrogates numerous Missouri cases in urging the courts to consider the methods highly persuasive.

Parties to a discrimination case under the MHRA may demand a jury trial.

Damages awarded for employment cases under the MHRA shall not exceed back pay and interest on back pay and $50,000 for employers with between 5 and 100 employees, $100,000 for employers with between 100 and 200 employees, $200,000 for employers with between 200 and 500 employees, or $300,000 for employers with more than 500 employees. Punitive damages shall not be awarded against the state of Missouri or political subdivisions in MHRA cases.

The act creates the “Whistleblower’s Protection Act." Employers are barred from discharging or retaliating against the following persons:

• a person who reports an unlawful act of the employer or its agent;

• a person who reports to an employer serious misconduct of the employer or its agent that violates a clear mandate of public policy as articulated in a constitutional provision, statute, or regulation promulgated under statute;

• a person who refuses to carry out a directive issued by an employer or its agent that, if completed, would be a violation of the law; or

• a person who engages in conduct otherwise protected by statute or regulation where the statute or regulation does not provide for a private right of action.

The employee’s protected conduct shall be the motivating factor in the employer’s discharge or retaliation.

Employees have a private right of action for actual but not punitive damages under the act unless another private right of action for damages exists under another state or federal law. Remedies allowed are backpay, reimbursement of medical bills incurred in treatment of mental anguish, and double those amounts as liquidated damages if it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that the employer’s conduct was outrageous because of the employer’s evil motive or reckless indifference to the rights of others. The liquidated damages shall be treated as punitive damages and backpay and reimbursement shall be treated as compensatory damages in a bifurcated trial if requested by a party.

The act abrogates all Missouri case law relating to exceptions to the employment at will doctrine. Employers shall not retaliate or discriminate against employees exclusively as a result of the fact that the employee refused to violate a statute, regulation, constitutional provision, ordinance, or common law at the request of someone employed by the employer who has direct or indirect supervisory authority. The same standard shall apply when employees report an illegal act of the employer. The act establishes caps for damages for such cases identical to those created for MHRA cases with the exception of back pay and interest on back pay which are not allowed.

This act is similar to SB 490 (2014), SB 703 (2014), HB 319 (2013), SB 353 (2013), HCS/HB 320 (2013) SS/SCS/SB 592 (2012), HB 1219 (2012), HB 2015 (2011), SB 188 that was vetoed by the Governor, (2011) HB 1488 (2010), SS/SB 852 (2010), HB 1488 (2010), HB 799 (2009), HB 227 (2009), SB 374 (2009), SB 1046 (2008), SB 168 (2007), and SCS/HCS/HB 1456 (2006).

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SB 221 Modifies provisions relating to annexations and sales taxes in St. Louis County
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SB 222 Bans political subdivisions from requiring the removal or relocation of infrastructure owned by a communication service provider unless certain conditions are met
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SB 223 Eliminates a provision allowing for property tax levy adjustments for inflation and modifies standing for Hancock Amendment challenges
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SB 278 Modifies provisions relating to motor vehicles
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SB 288 Modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation premium rates
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SB 289 Modifies the law relating to public office vacancies
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SB 374 Creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers for losses from disaster or emergency
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SB 375 Adds projects which provide economic benefits to sewer and water operations to the types of projects eligible under the Property Assessment Clean Energy Act
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SB 376 Creates the Competitive Energy for Missouri Jobs Act
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SB 377 Creates an exemption for sales of aircraft to nonresidents
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SB 378 Creates several new exemptions to the tax on the titling of motor vehicles
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SB 379 Requires that municipalities in the St. Louis County sales tax pool receive at least 50% of the revenue generated inside a given municipality
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SB 398 Authorizes municipalities to use design-build on water and waste water projects and prohibits such projects from being denied grants based on design-build utilization
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SB 443 Allows electronic recording of temporary permit sales as determined by the Department of Revenue
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SB 491 Modifies civil penalties associated with violations of the Underground Facility Safety and Damage Prevention Act and federally mandated natural gas safety standards
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SB 492 Modifies the law relating to discharge of employees under workers’ compensation statutes
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HB 1866 Designates memorial highways and bridges around the state
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HB 1092 Modifies provisions relating to foster children and child abuse and neglect investigations
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HB 1093 Requires authorization for certain labor unions to use dues and fees to make political contributions and requires consent for withholding earnings from paychecks
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HB 1094 Specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices
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HB 1095 Specifies that no person as a condition or continuation of employment can be required to engage in or cease engaging in specified labor organization practices
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HB 1148 Requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion
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HB 1280 Requires the Department of Social Services to seek a federal waiver to mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the food stamp program
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HB 1327 Prohibits a health benefit plan from requiring a higher out-of-pocket cost for oral chemotherapy than it requires for injected or intravenous chemotherapy
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HB 1458 Changes the laws regarding the management and maintenance of museums
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HB 1484 Specifies that a public owner, contractor, or subcontractor cannot withhold retainage on a public works project if the public owner has obtained a bond
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HB 1543 Designates the bridge on Highway 185 crossing over Interstate 44 in Franklin County as the “James K. Schatz Memorial Bridge"
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HB 1552 Changes the laws regarding the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices
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HB 1733 Specifies that a waiver or lien release is only enforceable to the extent of the payment amount received by the lien claimant in exchange for the waiver or lien release
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HB 1865 Creates a state sales and use tax exemption for food preparation and specifies a method of allocating interstate income for corporate income taxes
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HB 1866 Designates memorial highways and bridges around the state
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HB 1867 Modifies provisions relating to underground facility safety and utility access to railroad right-of-way
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HB 1996 Specifies that for purposes of qualifying for waiting week credit and unemployment compensation benefits, good cause cannot include voluntarily quitting work to accept a job with equal or lesser wages
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HB 2072 Prohibits any public funds or governmental economic incentives to be authorized for a project involving abortion services, human cloning, or prohibited human research
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HB 2139 Changes the laws regarding motor vehicle junking certificates
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HB 2226 Increases, beginning January 1, 2015, the income tax deduction for federal income tax liability to $10,000 for an individual and $20,000 for taxpayers filing combined returns
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HB 2239 Specifies measurement standards and tax rates for compressed and liquefied natural gas as a motor fuel and removes them from the provisions regarding alternative fuel decal and tax requirements
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HJR 43 Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting public labor organizations from withholding sums from the earning of public employees for the payment of dues or fees without consent
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HJR 44 Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting employers from requiring persons to become members of a private labor organization as a condition of employment
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HJR 68 Imposes a temporary three-quarters of one cent sales and use tax for transportation purposes
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HJR 69 Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the Lieutenant Governor to make certain gubernatorial appointments if the Governor fails to make an appointment within 90 days of the vacancy
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HB183 Hoskins HB 183 3/27/2013 – HCS Voted Do Pass (H)
(LR# 0554H.01I) – Requires all state agencies authorized to issue tax credits to deliver an annual report of all credits issued to the Department of Revenue by January 15
HB427 Schatz HB 427 5/07/2013 – Second read and referred: Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment
(LR# 1219H.01P) – Changes the laws regarding a lien involving the rental of machinery or equipment
HB428 Schatz SS SCS HB 428 6/26/2013 – Delivered to Secretary of State (G)
(LR# 1351S.06T) – Changes the laws regarding the registration and licensing of motor vehicles
HB429 Schatz HB 429 5/17/2013 – Placed on Informal Calendar
(LR# 1345H.01P) – Changes the laws regarding the issuance of salvage motor vehicle titles to insurers who purchase motor vehicles through the claims adjustment process
HB430 Schatz HCS HB 430 5/07/2013 – Second read and referred: Senate Small Business, Insurance, and Industry
(LR# 0916H.02P) – Changes the laws regarding the uniform experience rating plan of workers’ compensation insurance
HB432 Funderburk HB 432 7/03/2013 – Delivered to Secretary of State (G)
(LR# 1337L.01T) – Authorizes the Missouri Public Service Commission to appear, participate, and intervene in any federal, state, or other administrative, regulatory, or judicial proceeding
HB673 Schatz HB 673 7/11/2013 – Delivered to Secretary of State (G)
(LR# 1670L.01T) – Changes the name of Linn State Technical College to State Technical College of Missouri
HB771 Schatz HCS HB 771 5/07/2013 – Second read and referred: Senate Transportation and Infrastructure
(LR# 1693H.03P) – Changes the laws regarding commercial drivers’ licenses
HB831 Jones HB 831 4/10/2013 – Voted Do Pass (H)
(LR# 2059H.02I) – Specifies that a person is guilty of a class A felony if a child dies as a result of injuries sustained from the abuse of a child
HB872 Schatz HB 872 4/23/2013 – Public Hearing Completed (H)
(LR# 2052L.01I) – Removes the renewal requirements for concealed carry endorsements making them valid for life if not suspended or revoked
HB944 Schatz HB 944 4/25/2013 – HCS Voted Do Pass (H)
(LR# 2205H.01I) – Prohibits the Department of Natural Resources from requiring existing permittees to meet more stringent standards of new water classifications unless there are federal or state funds available to cover the costs of any upgrades
HB991 Schatz HB 991 4/16/2013 – Public Hearing Completed (H)
(LR# 2225H.01I) – Establishes the Meth Lab Elimination Act which reclassifies some forms of methamphetamine precursor drugs from schedule IV and V controlled substances to schedule III requiring a prescription
HB992 Schatz HB 992 4/23/2013 – HCS Voted Do Pass (H)
(LR# 2226H.01I) – Changes the laws regarding the sale and possession of controlled substances
HB1036 Schatz HB 1036 4/18/2013 – Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety
(LR# 2246H.01I) – Specifies that an employer within the construction group of code classifications may submit payroll information for any quarter of the year prior to the workers’ compensation policy beginning or renewal date
HCR32 Schatz HCR 32 5/06/2013 – Rules – Reported Do Pass (H)
(LR# 2186H.01I) – Urges the U.S. Congress to support the development of a rare earth element refinery and create a Thorium Bank
HB1403 Schatz HB 1403 5/14/2012 – Placed on Informal Calendar
(LR# 5100L.02P) – Changes the laws regarding workers’ compensation and the Second Injury Fund
HB1919 Schatz HB 1919 3/27/2012 – Public Hearing Completed (H)
(LR# 6098L.01I) – Establishes new requirements for reporting underground infrastructure under the excavation safety requirements of Chapter 319, RSMo
HB1952 Schatz HB 1952 3/28/2012 – Public Hearing Completed (H)
(LR# 6164L.01I) – Establishes the Meth Lab Elimination Act which reclassifies some forms of methamphetamine precursor drugs from Schedule IV and V controlled substances to Schedule III requiring a prescription
HCR48 Houghton HCR 48 4/18/2012 – Referred: Agriculture Policy (H)
(LR# 5917L.02I) – Opposes the passage of the Egg Products Inspection Act of 2012, H.R. 3798, which would nullify existing state law and deny states the ability to enact laws to regulate egg factory production
HCR59 Schatz HCR 59 5/18/2012 – Referred: General Laws (H)
(LR# 6337L.01I) – Opposes the proposed United States Department of Labor regulations which would prohibit certain youth agricultural labor and employment
HB658 Schatz HB 658 5/11/2011 – Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
(LR# 1656L.01P) – Reclassifies some forms of methamphetamine precursor drugs from Schedule IV and V controlled substances to Schedule III requiring a prescription to be known as the Meth Lab Elimination Act
HB678 Schatz HB 678 4/26/2011 – Executive Session Held (S)
(LR# 1758L.01P) – Changes the laws regarding excavation notification centers
HB1006 Schatz HB 1006 4/14/2011 – Public Hearing Completed (H)
(LR# 2087L.01I) – Establishes the Joint Committee on Renewable Technology and Industrial Onsite Energy Generation
HCR48 Schatz HCR 48 5/13/2011 – Adopted (H)
(LR# 1763L.01I) – Strongly urges the United States Congress to support the Pea Ridge Mine in the extraction of thorium and the development of refineries for thorium power plants

SUMMARY OF SEN. DAVE SCHATZ’ POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In-State $279,576.04
Out-Of-State $77,951.32
Unknown State $0.00
Party Committee $0.00
Leadership Committee $0.00
Personal Funds $625.00
Individual Contributions $27,210.00
Unitemized $515.88
Public Funding $0.00
Non-Contribution $0.00
Institutions and Companies $0.00
Other $95,129.14
Total Contributions 456
Total $357,527.36

Cycle: 2018
Data provided by FollowTheMoney.org

Top Contributors

ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO $8,000.00
SOUTHERN GLAZERS WINE & SPIRITS $7,000.00
MISSOURI MAJORITY $6,965.57
AMEREN CORP $6,100.00
GROW MISSOURI $6,000.00
CHEYENNE INTERNATIONAL $5,600.00
NORANDA ALUMINUM $5,000.00
MARTZ & WILSON $5,000.00
RIVERTOWN ENTERPRISES $5,000.00
APEX OIL COMPANY $5,000.00
FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP $4,600.00
MISSOURI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION $4,600.00
MISSOURI OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION $4,600.00
AT&T $4,300.00
MISSOURI INSURANCE COALITION $4,100.00
MISSOURI AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION $4,100.00
MISSOURI SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS $4,000.00
MISSOUR STATE COUNCIL OF FIRE FIGHTERS $3,750.00
COMCAST $3,600.00
MISSOURI MOTOR CARRIERS ASSOCIATION $3,600.00
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MISSOURI $3,600.00
EXPRESS SCRIPTS $3,500.00
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD $3,500.00
MISSOURI SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION $3,500.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $3,100.00
CENTURYLINK $3,000.00
GENERAL MOTORS $3,000.00
RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CMTE $3,000.00
DITCH WITCH SALES $3,000.00
MISSOURI GROWTH PAC $2,900.00
TRONE, ROBERT LEE $2,600.00
MISSOURI C $2,600.00
RQC $2,600.00
UNITED PARCEL SERVICES / UPS $2,550.00
HY-VEE INC $2,500.00
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS & EASTERN MISSOURI $2,500.00
SHELTER INSURANCE $2,500.00
COALITION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING $2,500.00
DRURY, TIMOTHY M $2,500.00
FIDELITY TELEPHONE CO $2,500.00
MALLINCKRODT LLC $2,500.00
RETAIL SERVICES & SYSTEMS $2,500.00
TRANSCANADA CORP $2,500.00
FIDELITY TELEPHONE $2,500.00
DRURY, CYNTHIA $2,500.00
ANR PIPELINE CO $2,500.00
POL $2,500.00
SUPPORTERS OF HEALTH RESEARCH& TREATMENT $2,500.00
MISSOURI AG $2,400.00
JOHN BARDGET & ASSOCIATES $2,325.41
PHILLIPS 66 $2,001.32
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY / AFLAC $2,000.00
BOEING CO $2,000.00
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY $2,000.00
FORD MOTOR CO $2,000.00
TRAVELERS COMPANIES $2,000.00
MISSOURI STATE FARM AGENTS $2,000.00
BJC HEALTH SYSTEM $2,000.00
TESLA MOTORS $2,000.00
SUPPORTERS OF HEALTH RESEARCH & TREATMENTS $2,000.00
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER $2,000.00
CATALYST $2,000.00
SPIRE ENERGY $2,000.00
PWPAC $2,000.00
MISSOURI PHYSCIAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION $1,875.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS $1,600.00
MO INS COALITION $1,600.00
ADVANCE AMERICA $1,500.00
NEXTERA ENERGY $1,500.00
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $1,500.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS $1,500.00
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT $1,500.00
MACO DEVELOPMENT $1,500.00
BANK OF SULLIVAN $1,500.00
GROUP MVT $1,500.00
TRAVELERS CO $1,500.00
PHARMACIST PAC OF MO $1,500.00
SITE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION OF MO $1,500.00
MISSIOURI SENIOR $1,500.00
MISSOURI CATTLEMANS ASSOCIATION $1,400.00
VERMEER MIDWEST INC $1,375.00
TUNE, EDDIE $1,320.00
MISSOURI ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION $1,300.00
PAUK, STEVEN $1,150.00
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS $1,100.00
MISSOURI SENIOR $1,100.00
BRYAN CAVE LLP $1,000.00
CENTENE CORP $1,000.00
MONSANTO $1,000.00
SPRINT $1,000.00
ALTRIA $1,000.00
WAL-MART $1,000.00
AETNA $1,000.00
EMERSON ELECTRIC $1,000.00
HOFFMAN LA ROCHE $1,000.00
HOSPITAL CORP OF AMERICA $1,000.00
MISSOURI STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION $1,000.00
THE DOCTORS CO $1,000.00
MISSOURI BANKERS ASSOCIATION $1,000.00
MISSOURI DENTAL ASSOCIATION $1,000.00

Top Industries

Uncoded $95,129.14
Beer, Wine & Liquor $23,000.00
Insurance $21,200.00
Telecom Services & Equipment $18,575.00
Health Professionals $17,275.00
Conservative Policy Organization $13,965.57
Automotive $13,200.00
Electric Utilities $12,100.00
Hospitals & Nursing Homes $10,000.00
Other/Single Issue Groups $9,475.00
Real Estate $9,350.00
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales $6,850.00
Railroads $6,200.00
Commercial Banks $6,000.00
General Contractors $5,975.00
Lawyers & Lobbyists $5,825.41
Miscellaneous Energy $5,300.00
Retail Sales $5,280.04
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products $5,100.00
Public Sector Unions $5,050.00
Special Trade Contractors $5,000.00
Accountants $5,000.00
Food Processing & Sales $5,000.00
Aluminum Mining & Processing $5,000.00
Crop Production & Basic Processing $4,625.00
Air Transport $4,550.00
Oil & Gas $3,701.32
Trucking $3,600.00
Home Builders $3,500.00
Building Materials & Equipment $3,500.00
Water Utilities $2,000.00
Health Services $2,000.00
Health & Welfare Policy $2,000.00
Livestock $1,900.00
Gambling & Casinos $1,500.00
Payday/Title Loans $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Finance $1,250.00
Food & Beverage $1,100.00
Agricultural Services & Products $1,000.00
Miscellaneous Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Credit Unions $650.00
Candidate Committees $525.00
Unitemized Contributions $515.88
Forestry & Forest Products $500.00
Cable TV $500.00
Computer Equipment & Services $500.00
Business Services $500.00
Civil Servants/Public Officials $125.00
Candidate Contributions $100.00
Education $25.00
Retired $10.00

Top Sectors

Uncoded $95,129.14
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $44,950.00
General Business $39,230.04
Health $34,375.00
Energy & Natural Resources $34,301.32
Ideology/Single Issue $25,440.57
Transportation $21,350.00
Communications & Electronics $19,575.00
Construction $17,975.00
Agriculture $13,025.00
Lawyers & Lobbyists $5,825.41
Labor $5,050.00
Candidate Contributions $625.00
Unitemized Contributions $515.88
Government Agencies/Education/Other $160.00

SUMMARY OF SEN. DAVE SCHATZ’ POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In-State $279,576.04
Out-Of-State $77,951.32
Unknown State $0.00
Party Committee $0.00
Leadership Committee $0.00
Personal Funds $625.00
Individual Contributions $27,210.00
Unitemized $515.88
Public Funding $0.00
Non-Contribution $0.00
Institutions and Companies $0.00
Other $95,129.14
Total Contributions 456
Total $357,527.36

Cycle: 2018
Data provided by FollowTheMoney.org

Top Contributors

ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO $8,000.00
SOUTHERN GLAZERS WINE & SPIRITS $7,000.00
MISSOURI MAJORITY $6,965.57
AMEREN CORP $6,100.00
GROW MISSOURI $6,000.00
CHEYENNE INTERNATIONAL $5,600.00
NORANDA ALUMINUM $5,000.00
MARTZ & WILSON $5,000.00
RIVERTOWN ENTERPRISES $5,000.00
APEX OIL COMPANY $5,000.00
FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP $4,600.00
MISSOURI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION $4,600.00
MISSOURI OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION $4,600.00
AT&T $4,300.00
MISSOURI INSURANCE COALITION $4,100.00
MISSOURI AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION $4,100.00
MISSOURI SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS $4,000.00
MISSOUR STATE COUNCIL OF FIRE FIGHTERS $3,750.00
COMCAST $3,600.00
MISSOURI MOTOR CARRIERS ASSOCIATION $3,600.00
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MISSOURI $3,600.00
EXPRESS SCRIPTS $3,500.00
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD $3,500.00
MISSOURI SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION $3,500.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $3,100.00
CENTURYLINK $3,000.00
GENERAL MOTORS $3,000.00
RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CMTE $3,000.00
DITCH WITCH SALES $3,000.00
MISSOURI GROWTH PAC $2,900.00
TRONE, ROBERT LEE $2,600.00
MISSOURI C $2,600.00
RQC $2,600.00
UNITED PARCEL SERVICES / UPS $2,550.00
HY-VEE INC $2,500.00
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS & EASTERN MISSOURI $2,500.00
SHELTER INSURANCE $2,500.00
COALITION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING $2,500.00
DRURY, TIMOTHY M $2,500.00
FIDELITY TELEPHONE CO $2,500.00
MALLINCKRODT LLC $2,500.00
RETAIL SERVICES & SYSTEMS $2,500.00
TRANSCANADA CORP $2,500.00
FIDELITY TELEPHONE $2,500.00
DRURY, CYNTHIA $2,500.00
ANR PIPELINE CO $2,500.00
POL $2,500.00
SUPPORTERS OF HEALTH RESEARCH& TREATMENT $2,500.00
MISSOURI AG $2,400.00
JOHN BARDGET & ASSOCIATES $2,325.41
PHILLIPS 66 $2,001.32
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY / AFLAC $2,000.00
BOEING CO $2,000.00
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY $2,000.00
FORD MOTOR CO $2,000.00
TRAVELERS COMPANIES $2,000.00
MISSOURI STATE FARM AGENTS $2,000.00
BJC HEALTH SYSTEM $2,000.00
TESLA MOTORS $2,000.00
SUPPORTERS OF HEALTH RESEARCH & TREATMENTS $2,000.00
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER $2,000.00
CATALYST $2,000.00
SPIRE ENERGY $2,000.00
PWPAC $2,000.00
MISSOURI PHYSCIAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION $1,875.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS $1,600.00
MO INS COALITION $1,600.00
ADVANCE AMERICA $1,500.00
NEXTERA ENERGY $1,500.00
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $1,500.00
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS $1,500.00
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT $1,500.00
MACO DEVELOPMENT $1,500.00
BANK OF SULLIVAN $1,500.00
GROUP MVT $1,500.00
TRAVELERS CO $1,500.00
PHARMACIST PAC OF MO $1,500.00
SITE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION OF MO $1,500.00
MISSIOURI SENIOR $1,500.00
MISSOURI CATTLEMANS ASSOCIATION $1,400.00
VERMEER MIDWEST INC $1,375.00
TUNE, EDDIE $1,320.00
MISSOURI ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION $1,300.00
PAUK, STEVEN $1,150.00
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS $1,100.00
MISSOURI SENIOR $1,100.00
BRYAN CAVE LLP $1,000.00
CENTENE CORP $1,000.00
MONSANTO $1,000.00
SPRINT $1,000.00
ALTRIA $1,000.00
WAL-MART $1,000.00
AETNA $1,000.00
EMERSON ELECTRIC $1,000.00
HOFFMAN LA ROCHE $1,000.00
HOSPITAL CORP OF AMERICA $1,000.00
MISSOURI STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION $1,000.00
THE DOCTORS CO $1,000.00
MISSOURI BANKERS ASSOCIATION $1,000.00
MISSOURI DENTAL ASSOCIATION $1,000.00

Top Industries

Uncoded $95,129.14
Beer, Wine & Liquor $23,000.00
Insurance $21,200.00
Telecom Services & Equipment $18,575.00
Health Professionals $17,275.00
Conservative Policy Organization $13,965.57
Automotive $13,200.00
Electric Utilities $12,100.00
Hospitals & Nursing Homes $10,000.00
Other/Single Issue Groups $9,475.00
Real Estate $9,350.00
Tobacco companies & tobacco product sales $6,850.00
Railroads $6,200.00
Commercial Banks $6,000.00
General Contractors $5,975.00
Lawyers & Lobbyists $5,825.41
Miscellaneous Energy $5,300.00
Retail Sales $5,280.04
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products $5,100.00
Public Sector Unions $5,050.00
Special Trade Contractors $5,000.00
Accountants $5,000.00
Food Processing & Sales $5,000.00
Aluminum Mining & Processing $5,000.00
Crop Production & Basic Processing $4,625.00
Air Transport $4,550.00
Oil & Gas $3,701.32
Trucking $3,600.00
Home Builders $3,500.00
Building Materials & Equipment $3,500.00
Water Utilities $2,000.00
Health Services $2,000.00
Health & Welfare Policy $2,000.00
Livestock $1,900.00
Gambling & Casinos $1,500.00
Payday/Title Loans $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Finance $1,250.00
Food & Beverage $1,100.00
Agricultural Services & Products $1,000.00
Miscellaneous Manufacturing & Distributing $1,000.00
Credit Unions $650.00
Candidate Committees $525.00
Unitemized Contributions $515.88
Forestry & Forest Products $500.00
Cable TV $500.00
Computer Equipment & Services $500.00
Business Services $500.00
Civil Servants/Public Officials $125.00
Candidate Contributions $100.00
Education $25.00
Retired $10.00

Top Sectors

Uncoded $95,129.14
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $44,950.00
General Business $39,230.04
Health $34,375.00
Energy & Natural Resources $34,301.32
Ideology/Single Issue $25,440.57
Transportation $21,350.00
Communications & Electronics $19,575.00
Construction $17,975.00
Agriculture $13,025.00
Lawyers & Lobbyists $5,825.41
Labor $5,050.00
Candidate Contributions $625.00
Unitemized Contributions $515.88
Government Agencies/Education/Other $160.00
SEN. SCHATZ’ TOP CONTRIBUTORS IN DESCENDING ORDER (LINKS TO FOLLOWMETHEMONEY.ORG)
PETERSON OIL CO $30,200
SCHATZ, SHIRLEY $28,000
DITCH WITCH SALES $24,300
FIDELITY TELEPHONE CO $19,500
NORANDA ALUMINUM $16,750
UNITEMIZED DONATIONS $15,354
MARTZ & WILSON $14,800
GROW MISSOURI $13,000
ST CHARLES INSURANCE $10,750
ANHEUSER-BUSCH CO $10,000
MISSOURI CLUB FOR GROWTH $10,000
WALLIS OIL CO $10,000
KOOL, CRAIG $10,000
MISSOURI MOTOR CARRIERS ASSOCIATION $9,901
AMEREN CORP $9,650
PETERSON, DON $8,000
CENTURYLINK $7,600
WILLARD, BRADLEY $7,500
SKYVIEW CONSTRUCTION & CRANE $7,500
AT&T $7,450
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD $7,300
N B WEST CONTRACTING $7,151
CHEYENNE INTERNATIONAL $7,100
SOUTHERN GLAZERS WINE & SPIRITS $7,000
MISSOURI MAJORITY $6,966
BIERMANN & TURNTINE PROPERTIES $6,960
GLAZERS INC $6,850
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $6,425
FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP $6,100
MISSOURI AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION $6,100
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY $6,000
SELLENRIEK, ROBERT $6,000
MISSOURI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION $5,900
MISSOURI OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION $5,600
SCHAEFER, DONALD (DON) $5,600
HOMETOWN MANAGEMENT GROUP $5,575
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF MISSOURI $5,400
DON KELLY CONTRACTOR INC $5,376
RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CMTE $5,350
HEWKIN, JOHN W $5,126
COMCAST $5,100
MARTZ, WILSON $5,100
DICKEY, STEVEN $5,001
JIM TRENARY CHEVROLET $5,000
MIDWEST PETROLEUM $5,000
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS $5,000
RIVERTOWN ENTERPRISES $5,000
SCHATZ, SHIRLEY $5,000
ANR PIPELINE CO $5,000
APEX OIL COMPANY $5,000
MISSOURI INSURANCE COALITION $4,800
BANK OF SULLIVAN $4,780
MISSOURI STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION $4,650
PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY ASSOCIATION $4,525
EXPRESS SCRIPTS $4,500
MISSOUR STATE COUNCIL OF FIRE FIGHTERS $4,500
SCHATZ, TERRY $4,410
JOHN BARDGET & ASSOCIATES $4,325
MISSOURI HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION $4,300
LACLEDE GAS CO $4,250
GENERAL MOTORS $4,000
TRAVELERS COMPANIES $4,000
MISSOURI BANKERS ASSOCIATION $4,000
MISSOURI SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS $4,000
STEVEN (STEVE) TILLEY CAMPAIGN CMTE $4,000
FIDELITY TELEPHONE $4,000
VERMEER MIDWEST INC $3,875
SITE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION $3,825
SCHATZ, DAVE $3,800
BJC HEALTH SYSTEM $3,775
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS $3,600
UNITED PARCEL SERVICES / UPS $3,550
ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $3,550
MONSANTO $3,500
MISSOURI SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION $3,500
TIM REINHOLD ENTERPRISES LLC $3,450
HEDGES, JENNIFER $3,405
KRUEGER VENDING SERVICES INC $3,125
PHILLIPS 66 $3,001
TESLA MOTORS $3,000
MISSOURI GROWTH PAC $2,900
PLAYMOR COIN OP $2,875
HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS & EASTERN MISSOURI $2,825
AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY / AFLAC $2,800
COALITION FOR ADVANCED LEARNING $2,800
FORD MOTOR CO $2,750
WALLIS OIL CO $2,700
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS $2,600
TRONE, ROBERT LEE $2,600
MISSOURI C $2,600
RQC $2,600
LUBY EQUIPMENT SERVICES $2,575
MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER $2,550
BOEING CO $2,500
HY-VEE INC $2,500
MISSOURI STATE FARM AGENTS $2,500
BURNS & MCDONNELL $2,500
SHELTER INSURANCE $2,500
DRURY, TIMOTHY M $2,500
MALLINCKRODT LLC $2,500