The halls of the Capitol were abuzz with visitors from around the state. Members of the Missouri University Extension program, the Missouri Chamber, Planned Parenthood and students and teachers supporting Gifted Education Day brought their messages and advocated for their groups' interests.
In committee and on the House floor, we continue to consider whether the legislation we enact will help move the economy forward and put people back to work.
Census Data became available as we were in our final day of session for the week on Thursday. Re-drawing of congressional lines will be among the first orders of business. As you will recall from earlier news this year, Missouri will lose one of its Congressional seats due to a downward shift in population relative to other states.
Hearings are being held around the state beginning this week. If you'd like to know more, please call my office. In whatever ways we are able, we look forward to being helpful to you.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve,
This Week in the Hou
HB (House Bill) 71 (Local Control) was passed and will move forward in the process. This legislation moves the control of the City of St. Louis' municipal municipal police force under the city's authority.
With the unanimous passage of those voting on HB 139 (Accountability Portal) the Office of Administration will expand its internet coverage of public school, county and municipal government information, including the governor's travel information, on the Missouri Accountability Portal.
The House passed HB 209 (CAFO: Confined Animal Feeding Operations) by a vote of 109-43. This bill revises, and I believe weakens, an affected property owner's opportunity to receive adequate damages through the court system when there is an ongoing nuisance (such as terrible odor) from a large nearby farming operation.
Congratulations Dianne Modrell!
Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Dianne Modrell of St. Louis, to the State Committee on Marital and Family Therapists. The State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists protects the public from unlicensed, negligent, incompetent, and dishonest mental health services provided by licensees and individuals under supervision for licensure. The state committee enforces licensure standards through the implementation of legislative and administrative regulations and provides guidance to supervisors and applicants for licensure to insure compliance with Missouri law and regulations.
Modrell received her master's of public administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998, and is currently the business manager for Parkway Gardens Condominium Association, St. Louis. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending Oct. 8, 2015.
Science & Technology Event! Save the Date!
Interested in the latest opportunities in Science and Technology? Know a future astronaut? Looking to explore the high tech environment? Join us and take hold of your future!
Hands on opportunities, resources about camps, internships, scholarships, higher ed and job opportunities
Free and Open to the Public
Co Hosted by Rep Jill Schupp and Rep John Diehl
March 5, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creve Coeur Government Center - Gym
330 North New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
A SCOPE* Event
* Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration
Partners include: Boeing, BDPA, Washington University Science Outreach, St. Louis Community College, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and more...
Green Tip of the Weekby Liz Augustine, legislative intern
Green living starts at home! Here are three great ways to create a "tree-free" home, brought to you by globalstewards.org:
- Leave messages to family members and reminder lists on dry erase boards
- Replace paper towels and napkins with cloth.
- Reuse as much stationery as possible. For example reuse envelopes