A bill, prefiled on Thursday:
Requires United States Senators who represent Missouri to provide the general assembly with certain information
Sponsor: Moon, Mike (157)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2018
LR Number: 5262H.01I
Last Action: 12/28/2017 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1805
The bill text:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1805 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MOON. 5262H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 21, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to senators who represent Missouri in the United States Senate.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 21, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 21.438, to read as follows: 21.438.
1. Each senator who represents Missouri in the United States Senate shall, from time to time, appear before the general assembly of this state to provide information on the activities of the federal government and the interaction of federal law with the laws and constitution of this state. The senator shall also act on the general assembly’s recommendations regarding measures or acts it deems necessary and expedient to serve the best interests of Missouri.
2. The general assembly, acting as a committee as a whole, may enforce the provisions of this section by subpoena under its rules and procedures on any occasion in which a senator who represents Missouri in the United States Senate has failed to appear before the general assembly for an unreasonable period of time.
“…from time to time…” “…for an unreasonable period of time.” That’s quite vague. And sloppy.
“…The senator shall also act on the general assembly’s recommendations regarding measures or acts it deems necessary and expedient to serve the best interests of Missouri…” I can hear the reply now: “You first.”
Yeah, we know, Roy Blunt (r) doesn’t hold open public town halls in Missouri. Someone else does.