2005 Legislation Sponsored by Rep. Rucker
Missouri House of Representatives
2005
93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Legislation Sponsored by Rep. Martin T. Rucker

SPONSOR
HB563
Allows a court to reinstate and extend the life of drainage and levee districts up to five years after lapse of its corporate charter
Approved HCS HB 563 -- (LR# 1612L.02T)
Delivered to Secretary of State
HB687
Requires all motor fuel sold in Missouri for use in gasoline-powered vehicles to contain 90% gasoline and 10% fuel ethanol
HB687 -- (LR# 1628L.01I)
AGRICULTURE POLICY
Public Hearing held (H)
HB921
Authorizes local governing bodies to adopt an option for making a partial payment of property taxes by December 31 with the balance due at the end of the following February
HB921 -- (LR# 2115L.01I)
Referred: Local Government (H)
COSPONSOR
HB29
Renames Missouri Western State College as Missouri Western State University
HB29 -- (LR# 0167L.01I)
Referred: Higher Education
HB278
Requires the Department of Mental Health to submit a cost-benefit analysis and a written plan to the appropriate House and Senate appropriations committees before closing or downsizing any facility
HB278 -- (LR# 0904L.02I)
Referred: Children and Families (H)
HB294
Enacts safe staffing and quality care accountability requirements for veterans homes and mental health facilities
HB294 -- (LR# 1011L.01I)
VETERANS
Executive Session held (H)
VOTED DO PASS

HB381
Repeals several sections relating to fire protection districts in Chapter 321, RSMo, which are similar to or duplications of other existing sections
HB381 -- (LR# 1244L.01I)
Referred: Local Government (H)
HB389
Expands the crime of endangering the welfare of a minor to include producing or selling methamphetamine within the residence of a minor
HB389 -- (LR# 1007L.01I)
CRIME PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Executive Session held (H)
HB390
Revises unlawful transactions with a child by making it a crime to sell or rent a video game to a child when the video game has been rated mature or adults only by the Entertainment Software Rating Board
HB390 -- (LR# 1006L.01I)
Referred: Crime Prevention and Public Safety (H)
HB403
Requires the State of Missouri to provide Missouri National Guard personnel called into active duty with a $250,000 term life insurance death benefit
HB403 -- (LR# 1293L.01I)
Referred: Retirement (H)
HB413
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to offer a vaccination program for first responders deployed to disaster areas as a result of bioterrorism events
Approved HB413 -- (LR# 1150L.01T)
Delivered to Secretary of State
HB426
Establishes additional protections to prevent workplace violence
HB426 -- (LR# 1098L.01I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB427
Establishes the Workplace Domestic Violence Safety and Education Program Act
HB427 -- (LR# 1099L.01I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB428
Authorizes a tax credit for an employer's expenses in developing domestic violence prevention programs
HB428 -- (LR# 1100L.01I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB429
Establishes a tax credit for implementing workplace violence safety and education programs
HB429 -- (LR# 1101L.01I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB440
Requires that one voting member of the board of curators of certain state institutions of higher education be a student
HCS HB 440 -- (LR# 1315L.05P)
Placed on Informal Calendar (S)
HB493
Changes the laws regarding the state employee whistleblower law
HB493 -- (LR# 1308L.01I)
JUDICIARY
Public Hearing held (H)
HB507
Reduces by 15% the assessed valuation of real property of individuals 62 years of age or older and freezes the valuation at that level
HB507 -- (LR# 1460L.01I)
SENIOR CITIZEN ADVOCACY
Public Hearing held (H)
HB527
Allows for the transferability and assignability of certain tax credits for the demolition of abandoned property
HB527 -- (LR# 0708L.01I)
Referred: Job Creation and Economic Development (H)
HB535
Creates the Missouri Military Family Relief Fund which will provide grants to children of Missouri veterans killed while on active duty after September 11, 2001, for tuition for postsecondary education
HB535 -- (LR# 1013L.01I)
VETERANS
Executive Session held (H)
VOTED DO PASS

HB542
Earmarks 25% of all tobacco settlement moneys received by this state to be used for specific purposes
HB542 -- (LR# 1489L.01I)
Referred: Ways and Means (H)
HB566
Limits the amount of interest a title lender can charge on loans
HB566 -- (LR# 1550L.01I)
Referred: Financial Institutions
HB637
Changes the laws regarding workers' compensation benefits for certain diseases resulting in exposure to certain occupational hazards
HB637 -- (LR# 1451L.01I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB644
Expands the crime of bribery of a public servant
HB644 -- (LR# 1573L.01I)
Referred: Crime Prevention and Public Safety (H)
HB683
Changes the income eligibility guidelines for receiving child care subsidy benefits
HB683 -- (LR# 1323L.02I)
Referred: Children and Families (H)
HB703
Authorizes a tax credit for retailers of ethanol-blended gasoline
HB703 -- (LR# 1513L.01I)
Referred: Agriculture Policy
HB704
Makes certain employers ineligible for receipt of any state aid or financial incentives if at least 25% of their workforce earn less than the federal poverty level
HB704 -- (LR# 1008L.02I)
Referred: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety (H)
HB736
Provides a mechanism for persons who become ineligible for Medicaid benefits on July 1, 2005, to be automatically enrolled in the Senior Rx Program
HB736 -- (LR# 2010L.01I)
SENIOR CITIZEN ADVOCACY
Public Hearing held (H)
HB766
Designates a portion of Interstate 44 in Phelps County as the "Mel Carnahan Memorial Highway"
HB766 -- (LR# 2000L.01I)
TRANSPORTATION
Public Hearing held (H)
HB779
Authorizes an income tax credit for an amount equal to the applicable percentage of the adjusted purchase price paid to the issuer of a qualified equity investment
HB779 -- (LR# 1809L.01I)
WAYS AND MEANS
Public Hearing held (H)
HB789
Expands the current state and local sales and use tax exemption for sales made to or by charitable and civic organizations
HB789 -- (LR# 1758L.01P)
Placed on Informal Calendar (S)
HB801
Establishes the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Program in either or both the Department of Social Services or the Department of Health and Senior Services
HB801 -- (LR# 2060L.01I)
Referred: Children and Families (H)
HB802
Requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to implement an acuity-based patient classification system
HB802 -- (LR# 1994L.01I)
HEALTH CARE POLICY
Executive Session held (H)
HB810
Authorizes the Secretary of State to waive fees and other penalties when a corporation is dissolved for failure to file its annual report due to military service
HB810 -- (LR# 2100L.01I)
Referred: Judiciary (H)
HB813
Establishes a Task Force on Alternative Sentencing within the Department of Corrections
HB813 -- (LR# 1310L.01I)
Referred: Rules pursuant to Rule 25(26)(f) (H)
HB815
Lowers the minimum age for a person to serve on jury duty from 21 to 18 years
HB815 -- (LR# 0840L.01I)
Referred: Judiciary (H)
HB837
Authorizes a tax credit for employers who hire certain high school students for summer jobs
HB837 -- (LR# 1644L.01I)
JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Public Hearing held (H)
HB853
Changes the laws regarding agriculture including the Fuel Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund, biodiesel fuel, motor fuel tax, food inspections, Missouri Wine and Grape Board, and pesticides
HCS HB 853 -- (LR# 2131L.03C)
Reported do pass (H)
NO TIME LIMIT

HB859
Allows residents of Missouri to participate in any current or future state program, policy, or practice permitting prescription drugs to be acquired from Canada
HCS HB 859 -- (LR# 1490L.03P)
Perfected (H)
HB875
Authorizes the Board of Probation and Parole to charge offenders placed under the supervision of the board a fee of up to $60 a month
HB875 -- (LR# 2168L.01I)
Reported do pass (H)
NO TIME LIMIT FOR DEBATE

HB880
Establishes the MBE/WBE Oversight Review Committee to assist certified socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses or minority business enterprises in state contracts
HB880 -- (LR# 1832L.01P)
Second Rd/Refer: Pensions, Veteran Affairs & General Law(S)
HB899
Designates Menfro soil as the official state soil
HB899 -- (LR# 2178L.01I)
Referred: Agriculture Policy
HB904
Specifies that the personal property of offenders who have escaped or absconded from the supervision of the Department of Corrections will be considered abandoned and be forfeited
HB904 -- (LR# 2171L.01I)
Referred: Corrections and Public Institutions
HB913
Requires the reporting of a school district's operating fund balances and other related information
HB913 -- (LR# 2173L.01I)
Referred: Elementary and Secondary Education
HB924
Expands liability protection for school employees and volunteers
HCS HB 924 -- (LR# 2003L.03C)
Reported do pass (H)
NO TIME LIMIT FOR DEBATE

HB934
Allows young adults to participate in the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan
HB934 -- (LR# 2153L.01I)
Referred: Insurance Policy
HB938
Allows victims of sexual offenses to have their name redacted from court records in the criminal case in which they are a victim prior to those records being released to any person
HB938 -- (LR# 2198L.01I)
JUDICIARY
Public Hearing held (H)
HR870
Supports and recommends that the House Budget Chair include funding for the First Steps program in the FY2006 Budget.
HR870 -- (LR# 1764L.02I)
Referred: Budget (H)

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