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9-29-22 House proposal would require licensure of religion-based boarding housesOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
nstances of abuse in Missouri, such as those coming to light from the Agape Boarding House in Stockton.
8-23-22 House sponsor of ag tax credits ready for special sessionOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Governor Mike Parson is calling legislators back to Jefferson City in two weeks for a special legislative session to address a number of proposals to support the state’s farmers.
7-21-22 Income tax cut, reform likely topics in expected special sessionOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
A tax break for most Missourians and a restructuring of the state’s income tax brackets will likely be considered by legislators in a special session that Governor Mike Parson (R) is expected to soon call.
7-1-22 House bill could put more traffickers behind barsOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Governor Mike Parson (R) recently signed into law House Bill 1472 to change in state law definitions related to currency and money laundering.
6-3-22 Legislative package addresses domestic violence, traffickingOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri legislators passed a package of measures intended to protect victims of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking before the 2022 regular session drew to a close on May 13.
6-1-22 Legislature votes to strengthen Kansas City's shot at World CupOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The Missouri legislature has offered an assist to Kansas City’s bid at bringing the World Cup to Kansas City, and with it, hundreds of millions of dollars to the state’s economy. 
5-26-22 VIDEO: Rep. Fitzwater bids the House 'farewell'On Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“Our shared humanity should transcend politics.  We should be human to each other even though we disagree.”
5-24-22 VIDEO: Rep. John Wiemann bids 'farewell' to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of individuals in this building that I’ve made what I consider long-term relationships with.”
5-24-22 VIDEO: Rep. Bailey bids farewell to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“Being a voice for liberty, America, and all that she stands for has been my pure joy, greatest pleasure, and one of the best honors in my lifetime.”
5-25-22 VIDEO: Rep. Grier says goodbye to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“I am so grateful to each one of you.  There are so many good people here in this room; so many people that care deeply about our state, that care deeply about each other, too.”
5-25-22 VIDEO: Rep. Jason Chipman's farewell to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“There are some of these colleagues that I will never see again after I’m done here but I know that at a moment’s notice they would drop what they had going to come and help me if I needed it.”
5-23-22 VIDEO: Rep. Allen Andrews' farewell to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
May 13 was the last day of the last regular session as a member of the House for Representative Allen Andrews (R-Grant City).
5-23-22 VIDEO: Rep. Bill Kidd farewellOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
“You will be a picture on the wall, the desk will be given back to someone else, it will be time for you to give it all back.”
5-20-22 VIDEO: Rep. Shamed Dogan farewell speechOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
He told colleagues, "It was all worth it."
5-20-22 VIDEO: Rep. Dan Shaul farewell speechOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
"When you leave here you leave here quickly."
5-19-22 VIDEO: Rep. Chuck Basye says goodbye to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
He spoke last week to his colleagues as his final regular session wound down.
5-19-22 VIDEO: House Democrats' leader gives send-off to Rep. Martha StevensOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Representative Martha Stevens (D-Columbia) is leaving the House after three terms.
5-18-22 VIDEO: Rep. Randy Pietzman farewell speechOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
He thanked many current and former members and his legislative assistant, and threw in a special recognition for a longtime and beloved House Chamber doorman, Charlie Hildebrand.
5-18-22 VIDEO: Rep. Trish Gunby farewell addressOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Her term is drawing to a close due to term limits.
5-17-22 VIDEO: Rep. Ron Hicks bids farewell to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Representative Ron Hicks (R-Defiance) said goodbye to his colleagues on Friday as his term in the House is drawing to a close, due to term limits.
5-17-22 VIDEO: Rep. Wes Rogers' farewell address to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Representative Wes Rogers (D-Kansas City) spoke to his colleagues on Friday as he prepares to leave the House after serving two sessions.
5-16-22 VIDEO: House Speaker Rob Vescovo farewell speechOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Speaker Rob Vescovo (R-Arnold) bid farewell to the House and his colleagues on Friday.
5-16-22 VIDEO: Rep. Tracy McCreery says farewell to the HouseOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
McCreery spoke to her colleagues on Friday about her time and accomplishments in the House, as she leaves the chamber due to term limits.
5-13-22 VIDEOS: End of session media conferencesOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri House Republicans and Democrats spoke to reporters and fielded their questions after the end of the 2022 regular legislative session on Friday.
5-12-22 K-12 education gets big wins in proposed FY 2023 budgetOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The final total proposed to go to K-12 schools exceeds $10-billion.
5-6-22 VIDEO: House Democrats media conferenceOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Democrats spoke to the media and fielded questions after the close of business on Friday about the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which was sent today to Governor Mike Parson (R).
5-5-22 House measure aims to boost suicide awareness and prevention, promote 988 Crisis LifelineOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Bill includes the "Jason Flatt/Avery Reine Cantor Act" and the "Tricia Leane Tharp Act."
4-29-22 House bill would increase penalties for 'swatting'On Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
      The House has voted to increase the penalties for deliberately reporting someone to law enforcement with the intent or hurting, embarrassing, or intimidating them; a practice commonly referred to as “swatting.”
4-29-22 VIDEO: House Democrats press conferenceOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Democrats spoke to the media and fielded their questions after the close of business on Thursday.
4-25-22 House acts to recognize and support 911 dispatchersOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Three House bills include language that would add dispatchers to state statute’s definition of “first responders,” which would give them access to more support and benefits. A bipartisan group of lawmakers thinks it’s about time.
4-22-22 House again endorses Blair's Law penalizing 'celebratory gunfire'On Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The House has taken a vote members hope will help stop a potentially deadly form of celebration before it claims more lives and damages more property.
4-21-22 VIDEO: House Democrats' media conferenceOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Many of the questions dealt with House Bill 3021, which would use $1-billion in state money to give an income tax break to some Missourians.
4-21-22 House proposes boost to fight against human traffickingOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missourians could decide whether to create a new fine against people convicted of human trafficking or (prostitution) offenses, to pay for efforts to fight trafficking and treat its victims, under legislation from the House.
4-7-22 House budget plan keeps Rock Island Trail development fundsOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
That funding proposal survived two attempts to redirect it over concerns some House members have about its use.
4-7-22 VIDEO: House Democrats press availOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Democrats addressed the media and fielded their questions after the House voted to send its Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to the Senate.
3-31-22 House votes to protect Task Force 1 members' jobsOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
When Task Force 1 is deployed out-of-state its members are protected by the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  Deployments in-state aren’t covered by such a law.
3-30-22 House approves increased protections for domestic violence victimsOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
It’s sponsored by a man who, during his career in law enforcement, was often frustrated by how laws limited what he could do to help victims.
3-25-22 House votes to better prepare K-12 students with computer science coursesOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The bill expands on legislation approved in 2018.
3-18-22 House acts to stem property tax spikes on used vehiclesOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The House has given initial approval to a plan to lessen the increases Missourians will see in their property taxes due to rising vehicle values.
3-18-22 'Bentley's Law' would mandate child maintenance for children whose parents die in DUI crashesOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
People who are convicted of killing a parent or parents while driving drunk in Missouri could have to pay child support to surviving children, under a proposal now before a House committee.
3-16-22 New registry of murderers proposedOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri’s current sex offender registry would be expanded to include a registry of individuals who are on probation or parole for first or second degree murder under a bill being considered in the House.
3-15-22 Committee votes to let pharmacists dispense opioid relapse fighting medicationOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
House Bill 2603 would allow pharmacists to sell and distribute naltrexone hydrochloride, a drug that helps stem the desire to use opioids or related substances.
3-11-22 House approves 'No Patient Left Alone Act'On Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The House has approved the easing of restrictions on visitors in hospitals and nursing homes such as those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
3-10-22 VIDEO: House Democrats give mid-session updateOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri House Democrats spoke to the media and fielded questions after adjournment for the week, ahead of the legislature's spring break.
3-8-22 VIDEO: House Republicans discuss "No Patient Left Alone Act"On Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri House Republicans spoke to reporters and fielded questions after the House gave initial approval to the "No Patient Left Alone Act," dealing with the rights to visit patients in hospitals and some other care facilities.
3-4-22 Local rehab centers would benefit from proposed new tax creditOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
The plan’s sponsor says these programs do a lot of good and give back to their communities but some are facing financial challenges and she wants to see them get more support.
3-4-22 House gives initial approval to nurseries in Missouri prisonsOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Fueled by emotional testimony from several lawmakers, a proposal to let women in prison have their babies with them has received initial approval in the Missouri House.
3-3-22 Missouri House condemns attack on Ukraine in unanimous voteOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
It approved House Resolution 3658 which says the members of the House, “Stand alongside Ukraine, its people, and its leaders during this horrific and unnecessary war and vow to support Ukraine and hold Russia fully accountable for its catastrophic decision to invade.”
3-2-22 VIDEO: House members urge Missouri response to Russia's attack on UkraineOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Two measures have been filed in response to the Russian attack of Ukraine.
2-24-22 VIDEO: House Democrats' press conferenceOn Selection You Will Jump to the iframe below
Missouri House Democrats fielded questions from reporters after the close of work for the week.
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