Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Goode (O'Toole)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions by a vote of 9 to 0.

This bill creates the Second State Capitol Commission,
consisting of 11 members including:  2 senators, 2
representatives, the Commissioner of the Office of
Administration, and 6 members appointed by the Governor.  The
Lieutenant Governor is an ex officio member of the commission.
The members appointed by the Governor will have knowledge and
background relating to the history of the state, the history and
significance of the seat of state government and the Capitol,
but will not be required to be professionals in the field.

The purpose of the commission is to assure the future
preservation and integrity of the Capitol and to preserve its
historical significance.  The commission will cooperate with the
Office of Administration, the Archives Division of the Secretary
of State, the Historic Preservation Program in the Department of
Natural Resources, the Division of Tourism, and the Historical
Society of Missouri.

The commission will provide an annual report to the Governor and
General Assembly.  Annually, prior to October 1, the commission
will provide recommendations for budget allocations for
improvements or restoration of the Capitol premises.  The
commission may conduct studies and hold hearings related to the
improvement and restoration of the Capitol.  The Second Capitol
Commission Fund is created and may receive gifts, donations,
bequests, and apply for grants.  Money in the fund will be
expended upon appropriation.  The commission is authorized to
cooperate or collaborate with other state agencies and
not-for-profit organizations to publish books and manuals
concerning the history of the Capitol and its improvement or

HCA 1 -- Replaces the 6 members appointed by the Governor with:
one employee of the House appointed by the Speaker of the House;
one employee of the Senate appointed by the President Pro
Tempore; and 4 members appointed by the Governor with the advice
and consent of the Senate.

FISCAL NOTE:  Income to Second Capitol Commission Fund of
Unknown in FY 2002, FY 2003, and FY 2004.  Cost to General
Revenue Fund of $9,167 in FY 2002, $11,330 in FY 2003, and
$11,670 in FY 2004.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the State Capitol needs to be
better publicized, restored, and preserved.  The building
deserves special care and honor.  Through the years, some
destruction has occurred through neglect.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Goode; and Office of
Administration, Division of Design and Construction.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Donna Schlosser, Legislative Analyst

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