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08 September 2011

Tim Jones: Special Session Majority Minute

Op. Note: Rep. Mike Kelley sent an identical missive at 6:43p, 8 Sept. 2011

On Monday, August 22nd, Governor Nixon issued a call for a Special Session to address certain specific issues which had great support from both Chambers during the Regular Session but on which the Chambers ultimately ran out of time in which to reach a compromise final position. You can find the full text of the Governor’s call at the following link: The issues relate to: economic development and creating an environment for job creation, tax credit reform, local control of the St. Louis City Police Department, tax amnesty (projected to save the State millions and millions of taxpayer dollars), election law reforms and issues relating to state wide disaster relief. Important and timely issues all.

2011 Extraordinary Special Session

Tuesday, September 6

The Missouri House of Representatives began the 2011 Extraordinary Session with a technical session on Tuesday, September 6. During this technical session, seven bills were introduced and first read. Following is the link to the text and action of these bills and resolutions:

Wednesday, September 7

Most of the House bills introduced above were second read and referred to the House standing committee to which they relate for public hearing and consideration.

Thursday, September 8

House standing committees met to review the bills introduced and Committee Chairmen voted these bills out of committee on this day. Bills which were passed out of Committee were immediately referred to the Rules committee and the Rules Committee took immediate action on these bills so they were ready for Perfection and Third Reading. You can view the current status of all bills at any time at:

Friday, September 9

The Missouri House will engage in floor debate with Perfection and Third Reading of the House Bills which were voted out of the Rules Committee.

A Glimpse into Next Week

As we continue to work through this Special Session, I will keep you apprised of all developments. Should you have any questions regarding any of the matters on which we are working, please do not hesitate to contact our office at any time.

Until our next update, I am, and remain, in your service.

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