2013 Legislative Update

The 2013 Legislative Session began January 9. Below are some of the bills of interest to DMH.

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

Senate Bills
SENATE
SJR 3 Sen. Schaefer Amends the constitution to provide the authority for a Fifth State Building Bond issue.
SB 18 Sen. Munzlinger Requires agencies to track federal fund usage
SB 33 Sen. Lamping Public accommodations for service dogs for persons with mental disabilities.
SB 66 Sen. Dixon Repeals a number of expired or obsolete committees
SB 118 Sen. Kraus Establishes Veterans Courts
SB 129 Sen. Sater Establishes Volunteer Health Services Act
SB 131 Sen. Nasheed Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on January 1, 2014
SB 156 Sen. Sater Prohibits the Department of Insurance and other state agencies from applying for, accepting, or expending federal moneys relating to the implementation of the federal health care act unless authorized by law
SB 178 Sen. Schaaf Modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities
SB 185 Sen. Sater Criminalizes prenatal drug or alcohol use
SB 188 Sen. Romine Requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators
SB 214 Sen. Silvey Modifies provisions relating to crime
SB 226 Sen. Schaefer Modifies the standards for determining when a person is in need of mental health detention and evaluation
SB 229 Sen. Brown Modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry
SB 233 Sen. Sater Establsihes prescription drug monitoring program
SB 253 Sen. Justus Modifies provisions related to criminal law
SB 266 Sen. Nieves Prohibits health care professionals from entering information about firearm ownership into medical records and school employees from asking students about guns in the home
SB 285 Sen. Romine Allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators
SB 291 Sen. Rupp Requires the Office of Administration to set a goal of awarding at least 3% of contracts to businesses with disabled employees
SB 349 Sen. LaVota Provides for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on January 1, 2014
Senate Bills
HOUSE
HJR 14 Rep. Jones Amends the constitution to provide the authority for a Fifth State Building Bond issue.
HB 73 Rep. Barnes Establishes Veterans Courts
HB 88 Rep. Burlison Establishes Veterans Courts
HB 129 Rep. Gatschengerger Changes the state holidays that are to be observed and establishes the 2013 State Employee Retirement Incentive Program that allows certain employees to receive a years of service benefit
HB 137 Rep. Hinson Requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program
HB 157 Rep. Franklin Institutes a tax on violent video games
HB 190 Rep. Burlison Establishes Volunteer Health Services Act
HB 210 Rep. Cox Changes the laws regarding the Missouri Criminal Code
HB 217 Rep. Cox Requires state agencies to track federal fund use
HB 287 Rep. McCaherty Establishes a five-year statute of limitations for actions against a mental health professional for malpractice, neglignece, or error
HB 301 Rep. Engler Requires local prosecutor to receive copy of petition for conditional release of sexually violent predators
HB 309 Rep. Salon stablishes veterans courts
HB 360 Rep. Roorda Prohibits the denial of mental health care and treatment for children who are alleged victims of abuse and neglect and requires guardians ad litem to have training in child abuse and neglect or in mental health
HB 367 Rep. Hough Specifies that an employer or supervisor requiring a state employee to work any overtime hours must give the employee at least 48 hours' notice of the requirement
HB 460 Rep. Engler Property conveyance
HB 463 Rep. Black Creates criminal penalties for acts of violence committed by a sexually violent predator while in a secure facility operated by the Department of Mental Health
HB 484 Rep. Lauer Requires the Office of Administration to set a goal of awarding at least 3% of contracts to businesses with disabled employees
HB 517 Rep. Newman Public accommodations for service dogs for persons with mental disabilities.
HB 577 Rep. Engler Allows certain law enforcement agencies access to electronic monitoring information regarding sexually violent predators
HB 583 Rep. Roorda Changes the distribution of proceeds from disposition of property under Criminal Activity Forfeiture to include distribution to DMH.
HB 589 Rep. Hinson Establishes process for removing people from sex offender registry.
HB 627 Rep. Hummell Expands Medicaid Services
HB 700 Rep. Barnes Expands Medicaid Services
HB 708 Rep. Grisamore Modifies provisions relating to the Mental Health Employment Disqualification Registry
HB 724 Rep. Kirkton Modifies provisions relating to safety provisions in mental health facilities

Dates of Interest, 2013 Session

January 9 - Session Begins at Noon

January 14 - Inauguration

March 14 - Spring Break begins upon adjournment

March 25 - Spring Break ends Session convenes at 4 p.m.

May 10 - Appropriations bills must be TAFP

May 17 - Session Ends at 6 p.m.

September 12 - Veto Session