2011 Legislative Update

The 2011 Legislative Session ended May 13. 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 5 Stouffer - Requires drug testing for work eligible TANF applicants and recipients based upon reasonable suspicion.
SB 7 Goodman - Requires drug testing for work eligible TANF applicants and recipients based upon reasonable suspicion.
SB 40 Wright-Jones - Allows certain medical consultants who contract with the Department of Social Services and Department of Mental Health to be covered by the State Legal Expense Fund.
SB 56 Rupp- Requires DMH to contract for plan to serve habilitation center residents in the community and implement plan by 2018
SB 57 Callahan - Requires courts to transfer certain cases upon the request of the public administrator
SB 70 Schaefer - Modifies laws relating to the Midwest Special Needs Trust
SB 74 Kraus - Requires drug testing for work eligible TANF applicants and recipients based upon reasonable suspicion
SB 80 Justus - Extends the expiration date on the provisions regarding the Missouri Rx Plan from August 28, 2011, to August 28, 2016
SB 96 Engler - Conveys state property in Farmington
SB 97 Engler - Conveys state property in Farmington
SB 177 Brown - Updates statute about Department of Mental Health investigative reports before the Administrative Hearing Commission
SB 192 Pearce - Requires the Department of Mental Health to develop a continuing professional education curriculum relating to eating disorders
SB 229 Pearce - Requires insurance coverage for eating disorders
SB 213 Schaefer - Changes the laws regarding guardianship an incapacitated person
SB 235 Schaefer - Extends sunset for various programs
SB 322 Schaefer - Extends sunset for various programs
SB 333 Schaaf - Requires DMH and other agencies to verify healthcare information on website
SB 352

Engler - Authorizes DOC to establish mental health assessment pilot program

SB 358 Wasson - Specifies that Licensed Professional Counseling includes diagnosis of mental illness
SB 388 Wasson - Eliminate, combines and revises certain state boards, commissions, committees
SB 393 Goodman -Makes changes to Family Care Safety Registry.
SB 428 Ridgeway - County sheriffs may receive reimbursement for transporting persons to and from a mental health facility.
   
House Bills
Bill Number Sponsor and Bill Description
HB 29 Sater - Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act which allows a licensed health care provider to render volunteer professional health care services for a sponsoring organization
HB 40 Lampe - Changes the laws regarding the identification, assessment, and education of children with autism spectrum disorder
HB 47 Cookson - Requires certain recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to be tested for the illegal use of controlled substances.
HB 73 Brandom - Requires certain recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to be tested for the illegal use of controlled substances.
HB 88 Gatschenberger - Requires courts to transfer certain cases upon the request of the public administrator
HB 106 Sater - Establishes limitation on the amount of money that may be held in reserve by sheltered workshops
HB 130 Barnes - Changes law regarding guardianship of incapacitated person
HB 154 Black - Includes DOC DMH 120 day mental health assessment pilot project
HB 196 T Jones - Extends the expiration date on the provisions regarding the Missouri Rx Plan from August 28, 2011, to August 28, 2016
HB 236 Kelly - Extends the sunset date of various federal reimbursement allowances from 2011 to 2016
HB 302 Black - Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to establish, as a three-year pilot program, a mental health assessment process
HB 392 White - Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act which provides for a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for an individual who is unable to consent to his or her own health care
HB 411 Wyatt - Requires the Department of Mental Health to develop a transition plan for services of residents of state developmental disabilities facilities to the most appropriate setting
HB 420 Stream - Requires all health insurance carriers or health benefit plans to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders
HB 421 Stream - Requires the Department of Mental Health to develop a transition plan for services of residents of state developmental disabilities facilities to the most appropriate setting
HB 464 McNary - Eliminates, combines, and revises certain state boards, commissions, committees, and councils
HB 469 Franz - Makes changes to the Midwest Special Needs Trust
HB 508 Carter - Requires the development of caseload standards by the departments of Health and Senior Services and Mental Health
HB 555 Grissamore -Omnibus Disability Services Committee bill - Most Vulnerable Persons bill.
HB 557 Grissamore -Allows proceeds from sale of Mental Health First Aid manuals to go to Mental Health Earning Fund
HB 586 Stream - Requires DMH to develop professional trainign curriculum for Eating Disorders
HB 609 Molendorp - Show-Me Health Insurance Exchange Act
HB 631 Grisamore - Creates income tax refund designation for developmental disabilities
HB 648 Montecillo - Removes term mental retardation from certain statutes
HB 733 Walton Gray - Allows certain inmates who become physically or mentally disabled, infirm, incompetent, or incapacitated to be released on parole if they are eligible for specified federal medical or financial benefits
HB 775 Wyatt - Allows county sheriffs to charge for cost of transporting persons to and from mental health facility

Dates of Interest, 2011 Session

January 5 - Session Begins at Noon

January 17 - Martin Luther King Holiday NO SESSION

March 17 - Spring Break begins upon adjournment

March 28 - Spring Break ends Session convenes at 4 p.m.

April 25 - Easter Break NO SESSION

April 26 - Session convenes at 4 p.m.

May 13 - Session Ends at 6 p.m.