|10-19-16 Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia holds first hearing, Rep. Swan selected as chair|
The legislature’s Task Force on Dyslexia has held its first hearing, on the way to having Missouri public school students screened for dyslexia.
|9-30-16 Human Trafficking task force hears emotional testimony from victim|
The emotional testimony of a former victim will be fresh on the minds of members of the Human Trafficking Task Force as it considers proposals for Missouri’s next steps to fight trafficking
|9-26-16 Bill aiming to rein in administrative leaves becomes law|
State and school district employees placed on administrative leave will now have to have a hearing within 60 days under a bill that has become law over Governor Jay Nixon’s veto.
|9-22-16 New law makes changes to Missouri foster care system|
Courts have more to think about before putting a youth back into the state’s foster care system, while foster parents have more say in their foster children’s extracurricular activities, under a bill that became law August 28.
|9-16-16 Incoming House budget chairman disputes Governor's justification for budget restrictions|
The next House budget committee chairman disputes Governor's Nixon's justifications for his latest round of budget restrictions.
|9-15-16 Republican majority calls 2016 veto session a success|
Missouri House Republicans are lauding what they consider a successful veto session, having voted to override vetoes on seven House bills and six Senate bills.
|9-15-16 Missouri House Democrats 'disappointed' after 2016 veto session|
Missouri House Democrats are disappointed after the 2016 veto session, after the legislature’s Republican supermajority led votes to overturn 13 of Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) vetoes.
|9-14-16 Missouri House votes to override veto of a voter photo ID bill (AUDIO)|
The House's vote to override Governor Nixon's veto sends the bill to the Missouri Senate.
|9-14-16 Missouri House votes to override veto of bill giving tax break for switching to employee ownership model (AUDIO)|
HB 2030 would give business owners a 50% break in capital gains taxes for income from selling to their emlpoyees
|9-14-16 House votes to override Governor's veto of animal data Sunshine Law exemption|
The bill would exempt information collected for the state's animal disease traceability program from the Sunshine Law.
|9-13-16 Sponsors to seek overrides of vetoes on bills Gov. Nixon says would be costly|
The sponsors of three bills Gov. Nixon said could cost the state $60-million said they will seek overrides of his vetoes of them.
|9-12-16 Handler of gun rights legislation will attempt veto override if if makes it back to the House|
One of the bills most being talked about ahead of the Missouri General Assembly’s 2016 veto session is SB 656, a bill that would expand Missourians’ rights regarding firearms.
|9-12-16 Sponsor of photo voter ID legislation expects override of governor's veto|
Legislators who support a photo identification requirement for Missouri voters will try Wednesday to overturn Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1631.
|9-9-16 Missouri's House Minority Leader prepares for final veto session|
The leader of the House’s Democratic minority is preparing for his final official duty in that role: the 2016 veto session.
|9-9-16 Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson previews the 2016 veto session (GOOGLE HANGOUT VIDEO)|
Speaker Richardson discusses the key issues of the 2016 veto session
|9-7-16 House members optimistic about taking first step in improving state employee pay|
The chairman of a joint committee on state employee pay is optimistic the legislature could take a first big step toward making that pay more competitive.
|9-7-16 Speaker appoints members to Task Force on Dyslexia|
Missouri’s House Speaker has named his selections to the Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia.
|9/2/16 Legislators to learn more about state employee pay study at meeting next week|
Missouri lawmakers will learn more about the findings of a study of state employees’ pay at a meeting next week.
|9-2-16 Lawmaker plans to propose tougher penalties for illegal use of herbicides after Bootheel farmers' losses|
A House lawmaker will propose greater penalties for the illegal application of herbicides after some farmers have lost crops due to that this year.
|8/31 New laws fighting child abuse take effect as part of HB 1877|
Laws aimed at fighting child abuse and neglect took effect August 28 as part of House Bill 1877, sponsored by Representative David Wood (R-Versailles).
|8/30 Missouri toughens laws against trafficking, sponsor says more to come|
A change to Missouri law to fight trafficking is now in effect, and more will come according to its sponsor.
|8/26 Three ethics bills among those becoming law August 28|
Three House ethics reform bills are among those becoming law August 28, and the sponsor of a fourth bill said it will be an early priority in 2017.
|8/26 Rep. Kendrick working on college affordability issues during interim|
A state representative is working on college affordability issues during his legislative interim.
|8/25 Haefner ready to take the reins of Fiscal Oversight committee|
The next chairperson has been named for a House committee that deliberates on whether the state can afford the legislation the chamber is considering.
|8/24 - House committee hearing to focus on farmers' losses due to illegal use of herbicide|
A state House committee will hold a hearing about losses Missouri farmers are experiencing due to the use of the herbicide dicamba.
|8/23 - Speaker Richardson Selects Key Budget Leaders for Missouri House|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Reps. Scott Fitzpatrick and Marsha Haefner will join the House leadership team for the 99th General Assembly.
|8/23 - Fitzpatrick Named House Budget Chairman|
The Missouri House Budget Committee's next chairman will be Representative Scott Fitzpatrick, House Republican leadership announced.
|8/19 - Amber Alerts to get out more quickly thanks to money appropriated by Missouri Legislature|
Appropriation was a response to 2014 murder of Springfield child
|8/19 - Robert Heinlein to be inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians|
The author's accomplishments extend beyond his writing, said the Heinlein Society president.
|8/16 - Insurance Transparency Act becomes law August 28|
Missouri will no longer be the only state that doesn’t review health insurance rates under a bill that becomes law August 28.
|8/12 - New Medicaid Asset Limits to Benefit Missouri's Most Vulnerable Citizens|
One of the bills passed in the 2016 legislative session that becomes law August 28 should ease financial challenges for Missouri’s disabled, blind, and elderly participants in the MO HealthNet program.
|8/12 - Missouri Civics Education Initiative Set to Become Law|
Missouri high school students will have to pass a test on American civics to graduate under a bill that becomes effective August 28.
|5/5 - House Leaders Review the First Week in May|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House leaders from both sides of the aisle met with members of the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the issues addressed by the Missouri House during the first week in May.
| 4/21 – House Speaker Richardson Recaps the Third Week in April |
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Richardson, Budget Vice Chair Scott Fitzpatrick, and other members of the majority met with the media to discuss the Fiscal Year 2017 state operating budget and other legislation approved by the House during the third week in April.
|4/14 – Speaker Richardson Discusses House Accomplishments for the Second Week in April|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Richardson and several members of his caucus met with the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the legislative accomplishments of the Missouri House for the second week in April.
|4/1 – House Week-in-Review for the Final Week in March|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House members wrapped up the final week in March by approving a long list of bills and sending them to the Senate.
|3/11 – House Leaders Review the Second Week in March|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House leaders from both sides of the aisle met with the press Thursday afternoon to discuss their work on the Fiscal Year 2017 state operating budget, and other bills that made their way through the House during the second week in March.
|3/4 - House Week-in-Review for the First Week in March|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first week in March saw the members of the Missouri House of Representatives take up a long list of bills addressing issues ranging from public employee union dues to prescription drug monitoring to 911 services.
|2/26 - House Week-In-Review for the Final Week in February|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives tackled a wide range of issues as it considered several pieces of legislation that previously received House approval but failed to make their way through the Senate during the final week of the 2015 session.
|2/19 – House Week-in-Review for the Third Week in February|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several pieces of legislation moved through the Missouri House of Representatives this week including bills to require annual written consent before unions can withhold dues from member paychecks; promote civics education in Missouri classrooms; and help combat veterans afford a college education.
|2/11 – House Week-in-Review for the Second Week in February|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House concluded a busy week Thursday as it gave final approval to several pieces of legislation addressing subject matter ranging from veterans home funding to life-saving medications for overdose victims.
|2/5 – House Week-in-Review for the First Week in February|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Several pieces of legislation moved their way through the House this week as members addressed issues ranging from biological medications to human trafficking.
|1/29 – House Week-in-Review for the Final Week in January|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House of Representatives gave final approval to three ethics reform bills, as well as the Big Government Get Off My Back Act, during the final week in January.
|1/22 - House Week-in-Review for the Third Week in January|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The members of the Missouri House of Representatives discussed and approved three pieces of legislation during the third week of the 2016 legislative session.
|1/6 - Missouri House Begins 2016 Legislative Session|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri House of Representatives returned to Jefferson City Wednesday for the start of the 2016 legislative session.
|12/1 – Bill Pre-Filing Underway|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri House of Representatives today began filing legislation for the upcoming 2016 legislative session.
|6/12 – Freshman Lawmakers Reflect on First Session|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – First-term House members Justin Alferman and Lauren Arthur took time recently to reflect on their first session in the General Assembly.
|5/15 – Missouri House Wraps Up 2015 Legislative Session|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House finished its work for the 2015 legislative session on Friday, May 15.
|4/10 – House Sends Tax Amnesty Legislation to Governor|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Missouri House of Representatives gave final approval to legislation that would authorize a period of tax amnesty for Missourians with delinquent tax bills.
|3/19 – House Leaders Discuss First Half of 2015 Session|
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House leaders from both sides of the aisle held press conferences Thursday to discuss the first half of the 2015 legislative session and the issues they will address when members return from their annual Spring Break.