Summary of the Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  McNary (Redmon)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Downsizing
State Government by a vote of 11 to 0.

This substitute restructures the statutes based on executive
branch reorganizations.  In its main provisions, the substitute:

(1)  Authorizes the Joint Committee on Legislative Research to
incorporate executive department reorganization under Sections
26.500 to 26.540, RSMo.  The authority is limited to name changes
and movement of portions or statutory sections to the appropriate
chapters of law;

(2)  Renames the Division of Design and Construction in the
Office of Administration to the Division of Facilities
Management, Design and Construction and the Division of Data
Processing and Telecommunications to the Information Technology
Services Division;

(3)  Renames the Missouri Minority Business Development
Commission to the Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission;

(4)  Repeals an outdated provision requiring the Department of
Economic Development and the Office of Administration to develop
a plan to increase procurements from minority businesses by all
state departments and submit that plan to the Governor by July

(5)  Transfers the duty to establish a procedure for the
reimbursement of the costs of tuition, books, and fees to any
public community college or vocational or technical school from
the Commissioner of Education by rule and regulation to the State
Board of Education and with the advice of the Coordinating Board
for Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education;

(6)  Moves the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council
from the Office of Administration to the Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education;

(7)  Moves the Life Sciences Research Board from the Office of
Administration to the Department of Economic Development and
changes it from an III division to an III agency;

(8)  Allows any person to appeal to the Administrative Hearing
Commission any decision made by the Department of Public Safety
regarding a claim filed on or after August 28, 2012, for
compensation to victims of crime and specifies a person's rights
regarding the appeal; and

(9)  Repeals an outdated provision requiring the Missouri
Minority Advocacy Commission to submit a plan to increase
procurement from minority businesses by state departments and
recommended legislation to the General Assembly.

FISCAL NOTE:   No impact on state funds in FY 2013, FY 2014, and
FY 2015.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill represents a clean-up
of various statutes that have not been updated over the years.
It is a first step toward some reorganization issues and was
drafted in coordination with the Joint Committee on Legislative

Testifying for the bill were Representative Redmon; and Office of

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

OTHERS:  Others testifying on the bill say that they are trying
to standardize the way appeals are handled at the Department of
Public Safety.

Testifying on the bill was Department of Public Safety.

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