Missouri legislature 2013
The bill would require the Joint Committee on Legislative Research to do an actuarial analysis of the costs associated with the potential coverage mandate.
Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said he is considering appointing at least three committees to study issues before the 2014 session.
Republican leaders declared the session "historic" and "monumental," but the success depends on decisions of Gov. Jay Nixon.
Republican legislative leaders already were declaring the session a success.
The state already has a small number of what are known as veterans treatment courts that handle cases involving current and former military personnel with mental health or substance abuse issues.
The bill would restrict the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash benefits on items marketed exclusively for adults. It has been sent to Gov. Jay Nixon for approval.
County sheriffs already have responsibility to review concealed weapons applications, applicants' backgrounds and issue the paper permits.
The plan is a final offer to state senators, who would have to pass it before 6 p.m. Friday if it is to go to Gov. Jay Nixon.
The measure is the product of a Missouri Bar committee charged with updating the criminal code for the first time since 1979.
It had been printed every two years until a 2010 law barred its continued paper publication. The intent was to save about $1.7 million in costs.
The two-part legislation is intended to reverse some of the consequences stemming from a 2005 state law that overhauled Missouri's workers' compensation system.
Missouri districts that lose state accreditation currently have two years before state education officials can step in.
The legislation would require a margin of less than one-half of a percent to request a recount.
Currently, school districts that lose accreditation have two years before state education officials can step in.
The state sales tax, which officials estimate could generate nearly $8 billion over a decade, would require voter approval to take effect and would be resubmitted to the ballot every 10 years.
The Democratic governor had said he would accept the tax-break repeal only if it were part of a broad-based overhaul of Missouri's numerous tax credit programs.
Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said the measures are too complex to bring up with just a few days remaining before Friday's mandatory adjournment.
The Ticket to Work program covers more than 1,300 Missouri residents but is due to expire in August.
The division says an online database initially would include 554,000 claim records, with about 13,000 records added annually.
Some of the faith leaders recounted stories of church members who had health problems that could be solved by Medicaid expansion.