During the latest regular legislative session the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failed to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri.
There is a looming deadline for legislation to implement the program before it impacts Medicaid and forces cuts in other general revenue funded areas.
Governor Mike Parson (r) called a special session of the General Assembly in attempt to deal with the mess. The General Assembly is now in that special session.
Senator John Rizzo (D):
J O H N R I Z Z O @JohnJRizzo
The MO Senate has passed a 3yr FRA. This version has NO LANGUAGE banning birth control & NO LANGUAGE defunding providers. Good work by all involved, especially the Senate Women who removed the list of birth control from the final bill.
1:18 AM · Jun 26, 2021
Early this morning, From the Senate Journal [pdf]:
Journal of the Senate
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
FIRST EXTRA SESSION
FOURTH DAY—SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
Senator Hough, Chairman of the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, submitted the following report:
Mr. President: Your Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight, to which was referred SS No. 3 for SB 1, begs leave to report that it has considered the same and recommends that the bill do pass.
THIRD READING OF SENATE BILLS
SS No. 3 for SB 1, introduced by Senator Hegeman, entitled:
SENATE SUBSTITUTE NO. 3 FOR
SENATE BILL NO. 1
An Act to repeal sections 190.839, 198.439, 208.152, 208.437, 208.480, 338.550, and 633.401, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof seven new sections relating to MO HealthNet. Was taken up.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, SS No. 3 for SB 1 was read the 3rd time and passed by the following vote:
Arthur Bean Beck Bernskoetter Brown Cierpiot Crawford
Eigel Eslinger Gannon Hegeman Hough Luetkemeyer May
Mosley O’Laughlin Razer Rehder Riddle Rizzo Roberts
Rowden Schatz Schupp Washington White Wieland Williams—28
Brattin Burlison Koenig Moon Onder—5
Absent with leave—Senator Hoskins—1
The President declared the bill passed.
On motion of Senator Hegeman, title to the bill was agreed to.
Senator Hegeman moved that the vote by which the bill passed be reconsidered.
Senator Rowden moved that motion lay on the table, which motion prevailed.
“The buck stops…somewhere over there” (June 22, 2021)
On the mark (June 22, 2021)
Now what? (June 22, 2021)