MPA 2023 Filed Bills of Interest

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As of Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, the following legislation of interest to the Missouri Press Association has been filed in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate.

The 2023 legislative session began on January 4. Bills continue to be filed.

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House Bill, Sponsor (Press Association)

HB 50 – Coleman – sunshine fees for GIS data; in no case shall fees charged for geographical information system data exceed $500.

HB 74 – Kelley – reporters of complaints against childcare facilities; no information identifying reporters of such complaints shall be made available to the public.

HB 92 – Taylor – county/city primary election party committee meetings’ locations.  

HB 95 – Schwadron – the offense of mail theft.

HB 105 – Barnes – the offense of mail theft.

HB 130 – Griffith – establishes the Stars and Stripes Historic Region.

HB 178 – Van Schoiack – unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft (drone).

HB 179 – Van Schoiack – unlawful use of a drone over an open-air facility.

HB 219 – Fogle – additional options for photo identification needed to vote; adds a nonexpired student or employee ID card issued by a Missouri high school, college or university.

HB 268 – Riley – establishes the Regulatory Sandbox Act; requires public access to information except for information that constitutes proprietary or confidential trade secrets.

HB 318 – Appelbaum – establishes the Missouri Voter Fraud Protection Act.

HB 333 – Boggs – all ballots required to be counted by hand and process to be livestreamed, recorded, and available to the public.

HB 344 – McGirl – allows county collectors in counties without a newspaper to post delinquent tax notices for three consecutive weeks either in the courthouse or on the county’s website as an alternative to publishing such notices in a newspaper.

HB 352 – Christofanelli – establishes provisions relating to expungement of criminal records.

HB 371 – Falkner – removal of certain court records from automated case management systems; records of misdemeanor offense by a person may be removed if the person has been deceased for six months.

HB 389 – Veit – Relating to judicial privacy and privacy of elected officials; unlawful disclosure of personally identifiable information on the internet.

HB 394 – Falkner – modifies provisions of the sunshine law. Extensive changes to the Missouri Sunshine Law. Bill can be found here:   https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills231/hlrbillspdf/1283H.01I.pdf

HB 395 – Buchheit-Courtway – modifies provisions relating to expungement.

HB 400 – McGirl – Requires publication only one week (currently three weeks) of delinquent property tax sale notice in newspapers by county collectors.

HB 401 – Haffner – relating to aerial surveillance by drones.

HB 405 – McGaugh – the offense of tampering with an elected county official is defined as a person posting an official’s personal information on the internet.

HB 443 – Marquart – establishes minimum $6 fee for certain Highway Patrol records requests.

HB 444 – Schnelting – provides for redaction of personal identifying information of minors and next friends from public court automation systems.

HB 450 – Butz – modifies provisions for the Missouri Ethics Commission.

HB 492 – Murphy – establishes the Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Act.

HB 533 – Mayhew – requires the Highway Patrol to host a web page where the public can determine whether a serial number of a firearm has been reported stolen.

HB 562 – Sauls – closes email addresses and phone numbers of persons who request newsletters and periodic reports from public bodies.

HB 599 – Clemens – modifies “paid for by” statements on political advertisements.

HB 601 – Knight – establishes a minimum fee of $6 for state highway patrol records.

HB 645 – Lovasco – changes laws regarding foreclosure of a principal residence.

HB 646 – Lovasco – allows members of the General Assembly to serve as ex-officio members of boards and other legislative bodies within their districts.

HB 667 – Pouche – modifies provisions of the Personal Privacy Protection Act.

HB 703 – Haffner – modifies provisions for initiative petitions and referendums.

Through HB 703

House Joint Resolutions of interest:

HJR 2 – Billington – initiative petitions.

HJR 6 – Kelley – initiative petitions.

HJR 13 – Adams – initiative petitions.

HJR 18 – Lewis – initiative petitions.

HJR 19 – Black – votes required to pass constitutional amendments.

HJR 22 – Schnelting – initiative petitions.

HJR 24 – Davidson – modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 25 – Davidson – modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 26 – Lewis – WITHDRAWN — modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 28 – Falkner – modifies requirements for signatures required to propose a constitutional amendment.

HJR 29 – Falkner – modifies provisions for initiative petitions.

HJR 30 – Lewis – modifies provisions for amending the state constitution.

HJR 32 – Schnelting – requires initiative petitions to receive votes equal to a majority of registered voters.

HJR 40 – Haffner – modifies provisions for initiative petitions.

(Through HJR 40, none of the HJR’s affecting elections makes any changes to public notice requirements in newspapers.)

Senate Bill, Sponsor (Press Association)

SB 7 – Rowden – Relating to the protection of information controlled by state agencies; creates the position of Chief Data Officer within the Office of Administration who is authorized to oversee each state agency’s management of electronic data for purposes of evaluating appropriate management and security of the data.

SB 28 – Brown – Access to public records of the Missouri State Highway Patrol; provides that a minimum fee of $6 may be charged by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for any request where there are allowable fees of less than $6. Such $6 fee shall be in place of any allowable fee of less than $6. The Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol may increase the minimum fee by not more than $1 every other year following August 28, 2024. The minimum fee shall not exceed $10.

SB 36 – Williams – Relating to expungement of criminal records.

SB 50 – Moon – Relating to public contracts; requires public bodies to ensure that bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors, when engaged in procuring or letting contracts for any purpose, are not given preferential treatment or discriminated against based on an environmental, social and governance score, as defined in the bill.

SB 72 – Trent – Relating to judicial privacy, which provides restrictions on the use of a judicial officer’s personal information; it shall be a class D felony for any person to knowingly publicly post or display on the internet the personal information of a judicial officer or of the judicial officer’s immediate family for purposes of harassing, intimidating, or influencing a judicial officer in violation of the offense of tampering with a judicial officer or with the intent to pose an imminent and serious threat to the health and safety of the judicial officer or the judicial officer’s immediate family, and such violation is a proximate cause of bodily injury or death of the judicial officer or a member of his or her immediate family.

SB 98 – Eigel – Relating to elections; lengthy bill with provisions that include requiring electronic media or a printout showing voter participation information in any specific election to be made available for a fee by election authorities not later than 48 hours following any election, and requiring all ballots to be cast in paper form and hand-counted.

SB 103 – Crawford – Relating to court automation fund.

SB 113 – Hough – Repeals requirement that the Joint Committee on Legislative Research hold a public hearing to take comments on proposed initiative petitions

SB 174 – Koenig – Relating to public records and meetings. Extensive changes to the Missouri Sunshine Law. Bill can be found here: https://senate.mo.gov/23info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=44580

SB 191 – Luetkemeyer – Relating to contracts for work on the state highway system; specifies that the Highways and Transportation Commission shall publish on the Department of Transportation’s official website its cost estimate and project completion date for any construction, maintenance, or repair work on the state highway system at the time bidding on a contract for the work first closes.

SB 202 – Brattin – Relating to local elections; requires all candidates for offices in cities, towns, villages, and townships to declare a political party affiliation when filing for office.

SB 223 – Trent – Expiration dates for provisions relating to court automation fund.

SB 234 – Brown – Relating to school board elections; requires such elections to be held at the November general election and makes all school board member terms four years.

SB 235 – Hoskins – Relating to elections; creates the Missouri Elections Sovereignty Act. Under this provision, the General Assembly reserves the authority to regulate both voter qualifications and the time, place, and manner for state and local elections to the extent authorized under the United States Constitution. The State shall comply with federal law but shall reserve the right to protect, preserve, and defend the integrity of state and local elections through lawful regulation of voter qualifications for such elections. Any difference between state and federal election regulations shall result in separate election procedures for such elections.

SB 240 – Koenig – Relating to closed primary elections.

SB 298 – Trent – Exempts certain offense records from public access on statewide court automation systems.

SB 299 – Hoskins – Modifies definition of “video service” for provision of law relating to video service providers.

SB 302 – Eigel – Provides redaction of personal identifying information of minors and next friends from public court automation systems.

SB 303 – Eigel – Repeals the certificate of need law.

SB 312 – Beck – Relating to the safekeeping of personal information and breaches of security.

SB 337 – Crawford – Relating to electronic notification to victims of certain crimes.

SB 346 – Crawford – Relating to elections.

SB 347 – Trent – Relating to expungement.

SB 362 – Koenig – Modifies public notice requirements for certain public projects costing in excess of $100,000; notices in newspapers are not required.

SB 369 – Brown – Specifies that no parking regulation or ordinance shall be enforced within 1 mile of State Capitol Grounds, except by a licensed peace officer.

SB 370 – May – Modifies provisions relating to criminal records.

SB 371 – May – Creates provisions relating to expungement.

SB 372 – May – Repeals provisions relating to a surcharge for petition for expungement.

SB 377 – Coleman – Creates new provisions relating to public contracts.

SB 378 – Rowden – Modifies campaign finance disclosure deadlines.

SB 379 – Crawford – Modifies provisions relating to outdoor advertising.

SB 380 – Williams – Creates a one-time grant for employers to enhance cybersecurity.

SB 432 – Gannon – Establishes the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act.

SB 440 – Washington – Establishes the “Cronkite New Voices Act” to protect the freedom of press in school-sponsored media.

SB 447 – Washington – Requires that closed criminal records shall be destroyed within six months of being closed, and arrest records shall be closed and shall be inaccessible to the general public.

SB 457 – Schroer – Criminalizes the disclosure of medical marijuana patients’ information to unauthorized parties.

Through SB 459

SENATE Joint Resolutions (Press Association)

SJR 2 – Koenig – Relating to procedures for initiative petitions.

SJR 5 – Rowden – Relating to procedures for initiative petitions.

SJR 10 – Crawford – Relating to procedures for ballot measures that are submitted to the people.

SJR 12 – Cierpiot – Relating to initiatives proposing constitutional amendments.

SJR 18 – Moon – Replaces the property tax on real property with a sales tax.

SJR 27 – Trent – Modifies provisions relating to voter qualifications.

SJR 28 – Carter – Relating to constitutional amendments.

SJR 30 – Brown – Relating to elections.

SJR 31 – Brattin – Modifies provisions relating to the judiciary, including access to judicial records, judicial lobbying activities, and the nonpartisan court plan.

SJR 33 – Moon – Modifies the process for approving constitutional amendments.

SJR 37 – Cierpiot – Repeals restrictions on legislative staff acting, serving, or registering as a lobbyist after legislative employment.

(Through SJR 37, none of the SJR’s affecting elections makes any changes to public notice requirements in newspapers.)

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Below listings were previously posted and updated Dec. 6, 2022.

House Bills

HB 50 – Coleman – sunshine fees for GIS data; in no case shall fees charged for geographical information system data exceed $500.

HB 74 – Kelley – reporters of complaints against childcare facilities; no information identifying reporters of such complaints shall be made available to the public.

HB 92 – Taylor – county/city primary election party committee meetings’ locations.  

HB 95 – Schwadron – the offense of mail theft.

HB 105 – Barnes – the offense of mail theft.

HB 130 – Griffith – establishes the Stars and Stripes Historic Region.

HB 178 – Van Schoiack – unlawful use of an unmanned aircraft (drone).

HB 179 – Van Schoiack – unlawful use of a drone over an open-air facility.

HB 219 – Fogle – additional options for photo identification needed to vote; adds a nonexpired student or employee ID card issued by a Missouri high school, college or university.

HB 268 – Riley – establishes the Regulatory Sandbox Act; requires public access to information except for information that constitutes proprietary or confidential trade secrets.

HB 318 – Appelbaum – establishes the Missouri Voter Fraud Protection Act.

HB 333 – Boggs – all ballots required to be counted by hand and process to be livestreamed, recorded, and available to the public.

HB 344 – McGirl – allows county collectors in counties without a newspaper to post delinquent tax notices for three consecutive weeks either in the courthouse or on the county’s website as an alternative to publishing such notices in a newspaper.

HB 352 – Christofanelli – establishes provisions relating to expungement of criminal records.

Thru HB 355

House Joint Resolutions

HJR 2 – Billington – initiative petitions.

HJR 6 – Kelley – initiative petitions.

HJR 13 – Adams – initiative petitions.

HJR 18 – Lewis – initiative petitions.

HJR 19 – Black – votes required to pass constitutional amendments.

HJR 22 – Schnelting – initiative petitions.

HJR 24 – Davidson – modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 25 – Davidson – modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 26 – Lewis – modifies provisions for amending the constitution.

HJR 28 – Falkner – modifies requirements for signatures required to propose a constitutional amendment.

HJR 29 – Falkner – modifies provisions for initiative petitions.

(Through HJR 29, none of the HJR’s affecting elections makes any changes to public notice requirements in newspapers.)

Senate Bills

SB 7 – Rowden – Relating to the protection of information controlled by state agencies; creates the position of Chief Data Officer within the Office of Administration who is authorized to oversee each state agency’s management of electronic data for purposes of evaluating appropriate management and security of the data.

SB 28 – Brown – Access to public records of the Missouri State Highway Patrol; provides that a minimum fee of $6 may be charged by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for any request where there are allowable fees of less than $6. Such $6 fee shall be in place of any allowable fee of less than $6. The Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol may increase the minimum fee by not more than $1 every other year following August 28, 2024. The minimum fee shall not exceed $10.

SB 36 – Williams – Relating to expungement of criminal records.

SB 50 – Moon – Relating to public contracts; requires public bodies to ensure that bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors, when engaged in procuring or letting contracts for any purpose, are not given preferential treatment or discriminated against based on an environmental, social and governance score, as defined in the bill.

SB 72 – Trent – Relating to judicial privacy, which provides restrictions on the use of a judicial officer’s personal information; it shall be a class D felony for any person to knowingly publicly post or display on the internet the personal information of a judicial officer or of the judicial officer’s immediate family for purposes of harassing, intimidating, or influencing a judicial officer in violation of the offense of tampering with a judicial officer or with the intent to pose an imminent and serious threat to the health and safety of the judicial officer or the judicial officer’s immediate family, and such violation is a proximate cause of bodily injury or death of the judicial officer or a member of his or her immediate family.

SB 98 – Eigel – Relating to elections; lengthy bill with provisions that include requiring electronic media or a printout showing voter participation information in any specific election to be made available for a fee by election authorities not later than 48 hours following any election, and requiring all ballots to be cast in paper form and hand-counted.

SB 103 – Crawford – Relating to court automation fund.

SB 113 – Hough – Repeals requirement that the Joint Committee on Legislative Research hold a public hearing to take comments on proposed initiative petitions

SB 174 – Koenig – Relating to public records and meetings. Extensive changes to the Missouri Sunshine Law. Bill can be found here: https://senate.mo.gov/23info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=44580

SB 191 – Luetkemeyer – Relating to contracts for work on the state highway system; specifies that the Highways and Transportation Commission shall publish on the Department of Transportation’s official website its cost estimate and project completion date for any construction, maintenance, or repair work on the state highway system at the time bidding on a contract for the work first closes.

SB 202 – Brattin – Relating to local elections; requires all candidates for offices in cities, towns, villages, and townships to declare a political party affiliation when filing for office.

SB 223 – Trent – Expiration dates for provisions relating to court automation fund.

SB 234 – Brown – Relating to school board elections; requires such elections to be held at the November general election and makes all school board member terms four years.

SB 235 – Hoskins – Relating to elections; creates the Missouri Elections Sovereignty Act. Under this provision, the General Assembly reserves the authority to regulate both voter qualifications and the time, place, and manner for state and local elections to the extent authorized under the United States Constitution. The State shall comply with federal law but shall reserve the right to protect, preserve, and defend the integrity of state and local elections through lawful regulation of voter qualifications for such elections. Any difference between state and federal election regulations shall result in separate election procedures for such elections.

SB 240 – Koenig – Relating to closed primary elections.

SB 298 – Trent – Exempts certain offense records from public access on statewide court automation systems.

SB 299 – Hoskins – Modifies definition of “video service” for provision of law relating to video service providers.

SB 302 – Eigel – Provides redaction of personal identifying information of minors and next friends from public court automation systems.

SB 303 – Eigel – Repeals the certificate of need law.

SB 312 – Beck – Relating to the safekeeping of personal information.

Thru SB 330

SENATE Joint Resolutions

SJR 2 – Koenig – Relating to procedures for initiative petitions.

SJR 5 – Rowden – Relating to procedures for initiative petitions.

SJR 10 – Crawford – Relating to procedures for ballot measures that are submitted to the people.

SJR 12 – Cierpiot – Relating to initiatives proposing constitutional amendments.

SJR 18 – Moon – Replaces the property tax on real property with a sales tax.

SJR 27 – Trent – Modifies provisions relating to voter qualifications.

SJR 28 – Carter – Relating to constitutional amendments.

SJR 30 – Brown – Relating to elections.

SJR 31 – Brattin – Modifies provisions relating to the judiciary, including access to judicial records, judicial lobbying activities, and the nonpartisan court plan.

(Through SJR 31, none of the SJR’s affecting elections makes any changes to public notice requirements in newspapers.)

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