HB 168 (Paul Quinn)
Bars sitting senators and representatives from contracting with one another for fundraising and consulting for campaigns
Yeah. I don’t think the General Assembly Republicans will pass that one. They’re busy on other pressing needs.
HB 173 (Stan Cox)
Establishes the Andrew Jackson Vote Restoration Act which requires certain elections to be held even if the number of candidates filing for a position is equal to the number of positions available
Ooooookayyyy. So we’re going to hold more elections, despite those elections not being contested (Unless there’s some sort of write-in surge being repressed here). And we’ll name the bill after Andrew Jackson too! (That being said, Cox is also sponsoring HJRs for “constitutional” photo ID (HJR9) and he wants to change the judicial appointment system (HJR10) despite the next Governor being Jay Nixon)
HB 184 (Chris Molendorp)
Authorizes a third elected circuit court judge in the seventeenth judicial circuit
Guess we’re due for more fun in Cass and Johnson counties.
HB 175 (Stanley Cox)
Prohibits persons from operating a motorcycle or motortricyle while carrying a passenger ten years of age or younger
The people who object to helmet laws must be steaming at the news that there may be more restrictions. Despite the fact that the overall concept for HB175 makes sense.
HB 158 (Bob Nance)
Increases the limit in small claims court from $3,000 to $5,000
And the limit for small claims court creeps towards the top bracket of Missouri’s income tax.
As for the Senate, they’re not slacking.
SB 122 (Griesheimer) – Allows members of an ambulance district board of directors to be subject to recall from office
I would hope there is an interesting story there.
Jolie Justus also has a variety of good bills that will likely lay dormant due to the fact that 23 of 34 Senators are Republicans.
So that’s another brief quick summary of the prefiled bills. The real fun starts in a week or so.