2009 Legislative Update

The 2009 Legislative Session ended May 15, 2009.

Below are some of the bills that the department tracked.

Additional information on legislation as well as members of the General Assembly can be found at the House and Senate web sites:

Senate Bills
Bill Number Sponsor and Bill Description
SB 9 Champion - Adds a mental health professional to the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee
SB 15 Nodler - Authorizes the Governor to convey state property in Jasper County to Missouri Southern State University
SB 71 Stouffer - Creates a tax credit for contributions to mentally retarded and developmental type disability care providers
SB 86 Crowell - Requires drug screening and testing for TANF applicants and recipients
SB 101

Green - Modifies the membership of the review panels convened by the Division of Developmental Disabilities

SB 157 Schmitt - Codifies Regional Autism Projects in Division of DD
SB 167 Rupp Requires health carriers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders under certain conditions
SB 204 Goodman - Creates licensing requirements for psychologists so that they may prescribe certain medications
SB 258 Schaefer- Provides for the county counselor of Boone County to receive state money for performing duties related to mental health facilities
SB 295 Scott- Licensed professional counselors can diagnose mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
SB 318 Lembke - Requires the destruction of certain complaints made by sexually violent predators against certain licensed professionals
SB 378 Nodler - Extends sunset on certain provider taxes
SB 435 Lembke - Changes laws regarding sexually violent predators
SB 460 Nodler - Allows DD to contract for case management services
SB 511 Nodler - Provides a DD community based certification fee
SB 540 Schaefer - Authorizes conveyance of Mid-MO Mental Health Center
House Bills
Bill Number Sponsor and Bill Description
HB 43 Sater - Repeals certain provisions of law regarding access to psychotropic medications for recipients of public assistance benefits
HB 52 Hodges - Requires health insurance coverage to continue for any child or dependent of an enrollee with Down Syndrome after they reach 18 years of age
HB 76 Lampe - Changes the laws regarding the identification, assessment, and education of children with autism spectrum disorder
HB 78 Lampe - Prohibits the transfer of a mental health patient from one facility to another without the consent of the patient or the patient's parent, legal guardian, or nearest known relative
HB 79 Lampe - Requires health benefit plans to include coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders
HB 212 Deeken - Creates the fund for the Reduction of Alcohol Related Problems and Underage Drinking
HB 282 Stevenson- Authorizes the Governor to convey state property in Jasper County to Missouri Southern State University
HB 298 Grisamore - Requires insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
HB 357 Scharnhorst - Requires insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
HB 525 Grisamore - Establishes five Regional Autism Projects in state statute
HB 826 Brown (149) - Changes laws relating to Sexually Violent Predators
HB 866 Wells - Requires the destruction of certain complaints made by sexually violent predators against certain licensed professionals
HB 918 Kelly - Authorizes conveyance of Mid MO Mental Health Center
HB 953 Ruestman - Allows DD to contract for case management services

Dates of Interest, 2009 Session