Thursday, April 25, 2019

Published:02/08/2019

MSIA Members:

The House took several bills up for perfection this week. First out of the shoot was a bill dealing with changes to the ethics law relating to elected officials.  Part of the bill expands the prohibition on lobbying for a two year period and addresses purchases made by lobbyists for public officials.  The House passed the bill on Thursday before adjourning for the weekend.

In addition to the ethics legislation, the House took up the prescription drug monitoring legislation. This bill has been filed for numerous years in the House and Senate but has met considerable opposition.   Missouri remains one of the few states in the country without such a monitoring program.  During floor debate amendments were offered to substantially change the bill but were all defeated.

In prior years there was considerable opposition in the Senate to the prescription drug monitoring legislation but several of those senators were term limited in 2018. Therefore, some believe there is a better prospect of passing the bill this session. While the House was perfecting the legislation, a Senate companion bill was initially defeated in committee on Wednesday morning. It's anticipated the bill will be reconsidered at the next hearing date.

Attached is the updated bill summary and status report.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

MSIA LEGISLATIVE REPORT

02-08-2019 - 07:50:24

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HB 48

Bangert, Gretchen(D)

Establishes   a presumption that an emergency worker diagnosed with post-traumatic stress   disorder incurred the disorder in the course of employment as an emergency   worker.

Last Action:

1-10-19   H Read second time

HB 115

Remole, Tim(R)

Specifies   that board members of a nonprofit organization are exempt from workers'   compensation requirements.

Last Action:

1-10-19   H Read second time

HB 231

Kolkmeyer, Glen(R)

Modifies   provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue.

Last Action:

2-12-19   H Meeting set for 6:00 PM, HR 5, House-Judiciary

HB 248

Schroer, Nick(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation law.

Last Action:

1-10-19   H Read second time

HB 261

Taylor, Jered(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to second injury fund liabilities and self-insurance   regulations.

Last Action:

1-10-19   H Read second time

HB 262

Taylor, Jered(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to the Division of Workers' Compensation.

Last Action:

1-10-19   H Read second time

HB 562

Helms, Steve(R)

Changes   provisions relating to multiple employer self insured health plans.

Last Action:

1-15-19   H Read second time

HB 716

Schroer, Nick(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation for certain employees.

Last Action:

1-30-19   H Read second time

SB 71

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation premiums

Last Action:

1-22-19   S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB 99

Wieland, Paul(R)

Enacts   the "Missouri Reinsurance Plan"

Last Action:

1-23-19   S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Insurance and Banking

SB 154

Luetkemeyer,   Tony(R)

Modifies   laws regarding arbitration agreements between employers and employees

Last Action:

2-   7-19 S Hearing conducted

SB 156

Wallingford,   Wayne(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation proceedings

Last Action:

1-24-19   S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB 212

Sifton, Scott(D)

Modifies   provisions relating to occupational diseases under workers' compensation laws

Last Action:

1-31-19   S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB 227

Sater, David(R)

Enacts   new provisions allowing employer policies relating to employee drug use

Last Action:

2-   7-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB 248

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation judges

Last Action:

2-   7-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Government Reform

SB 281

Brown, Justin(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to occupational diseases diagnosed in first   responders.

Last Action:

2-   7-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate-Insurance and Banking

SB 294

Hough, Lincoln(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation for firefighters

Last Action:

1-24-19   S Introduced and read first time

SB 316

Burlison, Eric(R)

Modifies   provisions on permanent total disability benefits

Last Action:

1-28-19   S Introduced and read first time

SB 317

Burlison, Eric(R)

Establishes   the Silica Claims Priorities Act which prohibits a person from bringing a   claim for injuries caused by silica unless certain evidence is presented

Last Action:

1-28-19   S Introduced and read first time

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