Summary of the Perfected Version of the Bill


COMMITTEE OF ORIGIN: Committee on Downsizing State Government

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(4) Repeals an outdated provision requiring the Department of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) Specifies that by January 1, 2013, the Amber Alert System

Oversight Committee must adopt the criteria and procedures

necessary to expand the Amber alert system to provide peace

officer safety alerts for the location and identification of any

person who has assaulted or otherwise injured a licensed peace

officer and who has fled the scene;

(9) Allows a person to obtain a Missouri Chapter American

Red Cross specialty personalized license plate for any vehicle

except an apportioned motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle

in excess of 18,000 pounds gross weight;

(10) Establishes the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Trust Fund in

the state treasury and specifies what fees and charges must be

credited to and deposited in the fund;

(11) 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

(12) 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: Estimated Net Cost on General Revenue Fund of Less

than $100,000 in FY 2013, FY 2014, and FY 2015. Estimated Net

Income on Other State Funds of $100,000 in FY 2013, FY 2014, and

FY 2015.

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