Thursday, December 12, 2019

Published:03/29/2019

When the General Assembly returned from its annual spring break, they quickly got back into the normal routine of perfecting and third reading bills. The House took up the state's operating budget on Tuesday and was able to work through all of the bills before ending their session.  The House Third Read and Passed the budget on Thursday sending it to the Senate for them to consider. The Senate has been holding its own hearings on departmental budgets and will likely make significant changes to the budget recommendations passed by the House.  They will begin mark-up in the Senate the week of April 8.  The big question surrounding the budget is how much of the projected $300m shortfall in revenue will be made up before the end of tax filings on April 15.

The Senate continued working the formal and informal calendar perfecting a number of bills during the week. The most significant discussion in the Senate was surrounding SB 65 dealing with punitive damage awards.   The Senate was unable to bring the debate to a conclusion before the end of the week.  There were number of bill passed this week by the Senate but most of them were non-controversial.

Returning from spring break signals about the halfway point session.   Soon House and Senate committees will begin hearing bills passed by the other chamber. It will be several weeks before the House and Senate switch their calendars and begin taking up bills passed by the opposite chamber. This typically doesn't take place until mid-April.

The Senate Insurance and Banking Committee held a hearing this week and had scheduled an executive session as well.   When the committee went into executive session, they did not take any action to vote SB 294 out of committee.

SB 71, filed by Senator Justin Brown, excludes monetary bonuses of up to three percent of the employee's yearly compensation or contributions made to an employee's individual retirement account from being included as wages when calculating workers' compensation premiums.  The bill was sent to the Senate Rules Committee and was reported out of committee earlier this week.  It has been placed on the Third Reading Calendar and should be taken up next week.

SB 248, the bill making numerous changes to provisions relating to administrative law judges, was heard on February 26th in the Government Reform Committee.  It has still not been brought up for a vote in executive session.

Attached is the updated bill summary and status report.  Should you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

MSIA LEGISLATIVE REPORT

03-28-2019 - 17:53:33

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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:

2-20-19   H Referred to House Committee on House-Judiciary

HB   231

Kolkmeyer,   Glen(R)

Modifies   provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue.

Last Action:

4-   1-19 H Set on the House Calendar

HB   248

Schroer,   Nick(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation law.

Last Action:

4-   2-19 H Meeting set for 5:00 PM or Upon Adj., whichever is later, HR,   House-Judiciary

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:

4-   2-19 H Meeting set for 5:00 PM or Upon Adj., whichever is later, HR,   House-Judiciary

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

HB   862

Roden,   Shane(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to leaves of absence for public employees and workers'   compensation for firefighters.

Last Action:

2-11-19   H Read second time

HB   1032

DeGroot,   Bruce(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation.

Last Action:

2-25-19   H Read second time

HB   1137

Hill,   Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to the misclassification of workers.

Last Action:

4-   1-19 H Meeting set for 12:00 PM, HR 1, House-Workforce Development

HB   1184

Clemens,   Doug(D)

Modifies   provisions relating to determination of coverage under workers compensation   insurance.

Last Action:

3-   1-19 H Read second time

SB   71

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation premiums

Last Action:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

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:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

SB   156

Wallingford,   Wayne(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation proceedings

Last Action:

2-28-19   S Voted do pass from 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:

2-21-19   S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB   248

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation judges

Last Action:

2-26-19   S Hearing conducted

SB   281

Brown, Justin(R)

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

Last Action:

2-13-19   S Not heard in committee Senate-Insurance and Banking

SB   294

Hough, Lincoln(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation for firefighters

Last Action:

3-   6-19 S Hearing conducted

SB   316

Burlison, Eric(R)

Modifies   provisions on permanent total disability benefits

Last Action:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

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:

3-   5-19 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Government Reform

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Track

Total Bills:

23

23

Track(s):

(Master List Only)Brian (Alert)Mike (Alert)Randy (Alert)A & B CitiesAmerican Chemistry CouncilACLIAmeren - MikeAPBAAmerican Prearranged ServicesBFRGBransonCentral BankChemistry Council Of MissouriClaim CareConcordance AcademyConduentCuraleafDaVitaEnel Green PowerFriends Of Governors MansionMo Private Sector Individual SMissouri Golf AssociationHall FamilyH C AHeartland Credit Union AssnHead StartHealth & Education FacilitiesJC Area Board of RealtorsCarol Jones / Bob WillKorein and TilleryLife Insurance Association OfMo Assn. Of Criminal Defense LMissouri Academy of Family PhyManheim AuctionsMo Auto & Truck Recyclers AssnMissouri Concrete AssociationMc Donald's CorporationMO Consumer FinanceMEDAMo Econ. Dev. Financing Assn.MG Winter ConsultantsMissouri Healthcare Access NetMissouri Hearing SocietyMining Industry Council Of MoMIRMAMissouri Kansas Concrete PipeMissouri Library AssociationMO Academy of Nutrition and DiMissouri One CallMo Organization Of Defense LawMPERSMO Psychiatric Physicians AssnMissouri Public Transit AssociMissouri Gaming AssociationMultistate AssociatesMissouri School Boards Assn.Mo Society Of Governmental ConMo Self Insurers AssociationMissouri Self Storage AssocNELNETomnibusO ReillyPanhandle EnergyPharmaceutical Research ManufaPriority BillsPrudential -- MissouriRJSTradewind Energy

Position:

(None)SupportOpposedNeutralOur PackageMonitor-SupportMonitor-OpposedAmend-SupportAmend-OpposedAmend-MonitorDead

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MSIA LEGISLATIVE REPORT

03-28-2019 - 17:53:33

Top of Form

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:

2-20-19   H Referred to House Committee on House-Judiciary

HB   231

Kolkmeyer,   Glen(R)

Modifies   provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue.

Last Action:

4-   1-19 H Set on the House Calendar

HB   248

Schroer,   Nick(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation law.

Last Action:

4-   2-19 H Meeting set for 5:00 PM or Upon Adj., whichever is later, HR,   House-Judiciary

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:

4-   2-19 H Meeting set for 5:00 PM or Upon Adj., whichever is later, HR,   House-Judiciary

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

HB   862

Roden,   Shane(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to leaves of absence for public employees and workers'   compensation for firefighters.

Last Action:

2-11-19   H Read second time

HB   1032

DeGroot,   Bruce(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation.

Last Action:

2-25-19   H Read second time

HB   1137

Hill,   Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to the misclassification of workers.

Last Action:

4-   1-19 H Meeting set for 12:00 PM, HR 1, House-Workforce Development

HB   1184

Clemens,   Doug(D)

Modifies   provisions relating to determination of coverage under workers compensation   insurance.

Last Action:

3-   1-19 H Read second time

SB   71

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation premiums

Last Action:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

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:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

SB   156

Wallingford,   Wayne(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation proceedings

Last Action:

2-28-19   S Voted do pass from 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:

2-21-19   S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Small Business and Industry

SB   248

Brown, Justin(R)

Modifies   provisions relating to workers' compensation judges

Last Action:

2-26-19   S Hearing conducted

SB   281

Brown, Justin(R)

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

Last Action:

2-13-19   S Not heard in committee Senate-Insurance and Banking

SB   294

Hough, Lincoln(R)

Creates   new provisions relating to workers' compensation for firefighters

Last Action:

3-   6-19 S Hearing conducted

SB   316

Burlison, Eric(R)

Modifies   provisions on permanent total disability benefits

Last Action:

4-   1-19 S Set on the Senate Calendar

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:

3-   5-19 S Voted do pass from committee on Senate-Government Reform

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