Missouri legislature 2013
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The Senate's 27-7 vote Thursday sends the bill to the House, where it already faces some opposition.
A Republican House member wants the state to get rid of daylight saving time but only if 20 other states agree to do the same.
The plan to be introduced Tuesday is billed as a "market-based Medicaid" program that would require private insurers to compete to cover lower-income patients.
For the past five years, Missouri has been the only state with the trio of no campaign contribution limits, no lobbyist gift limits and no revolving-door policy on lobbying.
A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony Monday on a Democratic proposal to expand eligibility for the Medicaid health care program.
The Senate measure would exempt children from getting a work certificate and from limitations on the number of hours and days they can work.
Utilities could ask to levy the infrastructure surcharge between formal rate cases.
One bill that received initial approval Tuesday would allow rural counties to seek voter approval to adopt building codes, just as more populous counties already can do.
The Senate now plans to quit for the week at about noon Wednesday, and the House also is giving members a chance to leave early.
A penny increase to the state sales tax would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade and could support 270,000 jobs if approved by voters. A large portion of the sales tax revenue would fund projects to rebuild Missouri's infrastructure.
Rep. Mike Leara of St. Louis County said Tuesday that he has no illusions that his bill actually will pass and become law.
Officials would waive interest and penalties for those who pay their overdue taxes between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.
A Missouri Senate committee considered two bills Monday that would allow people to vote at least two weeks prior to election day.
A House public safety committee considered a proposal Monday that would repeal the time requirement for sexual offenses that involve someone age 18 or younger.
Lawmakers in both Missouri and Illinois would have to approve the name. The bridge is expected to open sometime next year.
Speaker of the House Tim Jones has proposed a "parent trigger" bill, which would give parents more authority in schools that rank in the bottom 20 percent in standardized tests.
This week, the state House of Representatives passed a proposal requiring Missouri voters to bring government-issued photo identification to vote, and Gov. Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion plan was left out of the 2014 House budget.
Rep. Rory Ellinger of University City filed a bill this week that would require gun owners to give up their assault weapons within 90 days of the measure's passage.
The plan also would pare back Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed $34 million funding increase for public colleges and universities to $20 million.