2017 Legislative Update

The 99th General Assembly - 2017 Legislative Session began on January 4 and ended May 12.

Below is a list of some of the bills tracked by DMH during the regular session.

The Legislature held its First Extraordinary Session the week of June 5. It is currently in its Second Extraordinary Session, but has adjourned until July 6.

DMH Legislative Briefing 2017

Summary of Guardianship Legislation

2017 List of Truly Agreed and Finally Passed Bills

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

* Senate

* House

Senate Bills

Bill Number

Sponsor

Description

SB28 Sater Requires the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet
SB 42 Wallingford Enacts provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses
SB 51 Walsh Establishes a language assessment program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth through the age of eight

SB 52

Nasheed Creates new provisions of law relating to leave from employment
SB 74 Schaaf Establishes a Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

SB 104

Wallingford Modifies procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled persons
SB 136 Curls Allows a charter county to submit to voters a proposal for a $5 user fee on instruments recorded with the Recorder of Deeds for an assistance program for homeless persons
SB 139 Sater Creates the Rx Cares for Missouri Program
SB 178 Dixon Creates a process to determine whether criminal offenders are predatory sexual offenders and increases penalties against predatory, prior and persistent sexual offenders
SB 200 Libla Modifies provisions relating to expert witnesses

SB 221

Riddle Authorizes legal counsel for the Department of Mental Health to have standing in certain hearings involving a person unable to stand trial due to lack of mental fitness
SB 229 Riddle Modifies the law relating to working hours for employees at certain mental health facilities
SB 231 Schatz Establishes the Narcotics Control Act
SB 259 Munzlinger Amends Supreme Court Rule 52.12 to prohibit intervention in a tort action when jurisdiction and venue cannot be independently established
SB 260 Munzlinger Amends Supreme Court Rule 51.01 to require the independent establishment of venue and jurisdiction for joinder or intervention
SB 261 Munzlinger Amends Supreme Court Rule 52.05 to modify procedures for joinder in tort actions
SB262 Munzlinger Modifies Supreme Court Rule 52.06 relating to the dismissal of a claim due to misjoinder where venue does not exist
SB 301 Wallingford Modifies mandated reporting requirements for sexual assault victims in long-term care facilities
SB 314 Schatz Establishes the Narcotics Control Act
SB 335 Hoskins Modifies the definition of a service dog
SB 340 Schupp Establishes the Narcotics Control Act
SB 366 Koenig Provides that a doctoral degree from programs accredited or provisionally accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System are acceptable for licensure as a psychologist if the program meets certain requirements
SB 374 Hummel Modifies the penalties for any person whose animal chases, harasses, or otherwise revents a service dog from carrying out its duties
SB 385 Rowden Prohibits peer support specialists from disclosing sensitive information in most circumstances
SB 433 Sater Modifies and creates provisions relating to the MO HealthNet pharmacy program
SB 462 Sifton Establishes the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact
SB 473 Rowden Establishes the Social Innovation Grant Program
SB 482 Sifton Prohibits discrimination by certain public officials between licensed professional counselors and other mental health professionals
SB 501 Sater Requires pharmacists to administer vaccines by protocol in accordance with treatment guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control
SB 531 Hoskins Provides for patient due process for persons receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities
SB 532 Hoskins Modifies provisions relating to Department of Mental Health inspections

House Bills

Bill Number

Sponsor

Description

HCB HB 29 Pike Modifies provisions of law relating to powdered alcohol
HB 33 Cross Provides that no person entity that rents or leases real property shall be required to obtain a business license by an political subdivision of the state (LR# 0622H.01I)
HB 35 Ploucher Modifies admissibility of chemical test results in intoxication related proceedings (LR# 0066H.02I)
HB 38 Higdon Provides that mandatory minimum sentences are now discretionaly and creates provisions when a person is eligible for a parole hearing (LR# 0061H.01I)
HB 42 White Specifies that a person cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment (LR# 0154H.01I)
HB 43 White Changes the laws regarding the assessment of commercial real property destroyed by a natural disaster (LR# 0156H.01I)
HB 44 White Prohibits the Missouri Housing Development Commission from requiring a prevailing hourly wage to be paid to a contractor on a project for a housing tax credit if it is in a Governor-declaired disaster area (LR# 0155H.01I)
HB 58 Haefner Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish criteria for levels of maternal and neonatal care designations (LR# 0286H.01I)
HB 59 Schumake Provides that a respondent will not be in violation of an ex parte or full order of protection if the respondent communicates with the petitioner and such communication is the result of the petitioner initiating contact with the respondent (LR# 0334H.01I)
HB 62 Berry Changes the laws regarding marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union (LR# 0126H.01I)
HB 63 Berry Authorizes a tax credit for student loan payments resulting from STEM degrees (LR# 0117H.01I)
HB 68 Wessels Establishes the Narcotics Control Act (LR# 0423H.01I)
HB 76 McGaugh Provides that certain persons shall not be required to disclose news sources or information (LR# 058H.01I)
HB 77 McGaugh Establishes procedures concerning vexatious litigations (LR# 0582H.01I)
HB 78 McGaugh Allows public bodies to opt out of prevailing wage laws for the construction of public works projects that are $750,000 or less (LR# 0385H.01I)
HB 81 McGaugh Modifies provisions related to employer requirements for employee benefits (LR# 0540H.01I)
HB 88 Rehder Exempts health care entities registered with the Department of Health and Senior Services that distribute hypodermic needles or syringes from the crome of unlawful delivery of drug paraphernalia (LR# 0162H.02I)

HB 89

Rehder Changes the laws regarding the priority of persons to be appointed guardian of an incapacitated person or conservator of a disabled person(LR# 0459H.01I)
HB 90 Rehder Establishes the Narcotics Control Act (LR# 0046H.01I)
HB 91 Rehder Specifies that a person cannot be required to become or refrain from becoming a member of or paying dues to a labor organization as a condition or continuation of employment (LR# 0360H.02P)
HB 95 McGaugh Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered (LR# 0714H.01I)
HB 96 Schroer Allows persons authorized to carry firearms under chapter 571 to sue for certain injuries sustained on the property of business enterprises that voluntarily prohibit firearms (LR# 0523H.03I)
HB 103 Swan Establishes the Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Fund (LR#0539H.01I)
HB 107 Kelley Establishes "Toby's Law," which requires any person who has pled guilty to or been found guilty of driving while intoxicated to complete a victim impact program approved by the court. (LR# 0151H.02I)
HB 115 Shull Modifies provisions relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor at the St. Louis International Airport (LR# 0485H.01I)

HB 119

Kelley Modifies provisions relating to family law proceedings (LR# 0152H.01I)
HB 121 Frederick Adds psychiatrists to the list of individuals eligible for the Health Professional Student Loan Repayment Program (LR# 0455H.01I)
HB 123 Frederick Establishes the "Missouri Right to Shop Act" (LR# 0149H.01I)
HB 124 Frederick Establishes the "Patients First Medicaid Reform Act" (LR# 0282H.01I)
HB 125 Frederick Establishes the "Right to Shop Act" to allow state employees to obtain cost estimates for health care services (LR# 0285H.01I)
HB 144 McGaugh Establishes the "Designated Health Care Decision-Maker Act" (LR# 0771H.01I)
HB 147 Hurst Changes the laws regarding the final disposition of aborted fetal remains (LR# 0409H.01I)
HB 153 Corlew Modifies provisions relating to expert witnesses (LR# 0381H.01I)
HB 156 Corlew Changes the Uniform Arbitration Act regarding agreements between employers and at-will employees (LR# 0636H.01I)
HB 157 Frederick Modifies provisions relating to physician referrals to physical therapists (LR# 0681H.01I)
HB 163 Eggleston Places restrictions on the television programming inmates have access to in correctional facilities (LR# 0296H.01I)
HB 164 Eggleston Prohibits temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefit cards from being used at ATMs or to access cash, and limits the items that may be purchased with the TANF benefits (LR# 0294H01I)
HB 165 Hubrecht Changes provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses (LR# 0076H.01I)
HB 167 Peters Increases the state minimum wage to $15 per hour (LR# 0527H.01I)
HB 171 Kelley Requires a convicted sex offender to be told of his or her obligation to register as a sex offender both prior to release or discharge and at the time of adjudication (LR# 0153H.01I)
HB 227 Hubrecht Establishes the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (LR# 0884H.01I)
HB 244 Rowland Modifies laws relating to advanced practice registered nurses in collaborative practice agreements (LR# 0480H.02I)

HB 262

Sommer Revises the definition of "service dog" to include animals that provide support or therapeutic functions for individuals with psychiatric or mental disabilities (LR# 0376H.02I)
HB 267 Brattin Establishes a policy that requires each state department to submit a budget analysis that reports expenditures to the appropriations committee that oversees the department (LR# 0712H.01I)
HB 290 S. Fitzpatrick Requires the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (LR# 0926H.01I)
HB 294 Lynch Provides certain immunities for persons who seek medical assistance for a drug overdose
HB 316 Pike Modifies provisions relating to education and experience requirements for the licensure of psychologists (LR# 0990H.02I)
HB 329 Morris Establishes the Tricia Leann Tharp Act, which requires certain pharmacists to receive two hours of continuing education on suicide prevention (LR# 1017H.01I)
HB 402 Frederick Required the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet (LR# 0825H.01I)
HB 461 Kolkmeyer Amends Supreme Court Rules 52.05 and 52.06 for the purpose of severing parties who are misjoined in a civil action
HB 462 Kolkmeyer Amends Supreme Court Rule 52.12 for the purpose of prohibiting a person from intervening in a tort action if jurisdiction and venue cannot be established independently
HB 463 Kolkmeyer Amends Supreme Court Rule for the purpose of providing that joinder and intervention cannot establish jurisdiction or venue if jurisdiction and venue cannot be established independently
HB 481 T. Fitzwater Establishes a language assessment program for children from birth through the age of eight who are deaf or hard of hearing (LR# 1066H.01I)
HB 524 Ellington Establishes the Death with Dignity Act to allow patients with terminal illnesses to end their life in a humane and dignified manner (LR# 0860H.1I)
HB 551 Bernskoetter Modifies mandated reporting requirements for sexual assault victims in a long-term care facility (LR# 1197H.01I)
HB 569 Frederick Establishes the Show-Me Compassionate Medical Education Act (LR# 0826H.02I)
HB 586 Rhoads Prohibits a peer specialist from disclosing any confidential communication properly entrusted to the counselor by law enforcement and emergency personnel while receiving counseling
HB 604 Rone Changes the laws regarding public administrators to require the county to provide staff if the public administrator handles over 70 cases
HB 626 Neely Modifies provisions relating to guardianship and conservatorship proceedings (LR# 1115H.01I)
HB 710 Walker, Cora Allows a participant in drug court to receive medication assisted treatment if under the care of a physician licensed in this state to practice medicine
HB 716 Barnes Establishes a Prescription Abuse Registry
HB 729 Bernskoetter Modifies provisions related to the retirement fo state employees
HB 734 Chipman Modifies provisions relating to public adminsitrators who are acting as guardians or conservators (LR# 1357H.01I)
HB 765 Cornejo Prohibits the waiver of guardian ad litem fees in certain civil actions
HB 828 Barnes Establishes the "Social Innovation Grant Program" to find alternative solutions for serving the state's vulnerable populations
HB 844 Dunn Modifies provisions relating to policies on youth suicide awareness and prevention in schools
HB 862 Kidd Requires teachers and principals to complete two hours of suicide prevention education each school year
HB 873 Helms Prohibits discrimination between licensed professional counselors and other mental helath professionals with regard to service locations or populations served
HB 920 Frederick Requires student counseling facilities at public institutions of higher education in this state to meet certain standards with respect to student-to-staff ratios, average wait time for an initial visit, and other factors established by the Department of Mental Health
HB 921 Pfautsch

Changes the laws regarding the duties of public administrators.

HB 945 T. Fitzwater Authorizes legal counsel for the Department of Mental Health to have standing in certain hearings involving a person unable to stand trial due to lack of mental fitness
HB 960 Mathews Establishes the "Social Innovation Grant Program" to find alternative solutions for serving the state's vulnerable populations
HB 962 Rehder Establishes the "Social Innovation Grant Program" to find alternative solutions for serving the state's vulnerable populations
HB 978 Peters Prohibits the Department of Mental Health from contracting with providers that operate methadone treatment programs
HB 986 Wood Modifies and creates provisions relating to the MO HealthNet pharmacy program
HB 1011 Basye Changes the laws regarding health care for persons with disabilities
HB 1019 Green Changes the laws regarding notice requirements for when a patient is admitted to a mental health facility
HB 1023 Hill Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish a prescription writers monitoring program and places limits on prescriptions of controlled substances.
HB 1052 Unsicker Requires state agencies to support competitive employment in integrated settings for persons with disabilities
HB 1065 Trent Changes the laws regarding the state merit personnel system
HB 1067 Hubrecht Modifies provisions relating to inspection requirements of mental health facilities
HB 1074 Chipman Provides that a person has a right to a jury trial in certain administrative proceedings
HB 1097 Houghton Changes the laws regarding public administrators so that the state must reimburse a county for fees if a state agency petitions for the appointment of a county public administrator
HB 1102 Frederick Establishes the "Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act"
HB 1111 Hubrecht Modifies provisions relating to the rights of individuals receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities
HB 1197 Lynch Modifies provisions relating to opioid antagonists
HB 1223 Kelley Allows the family of a pregnant woman to civilly commit her for treatment if she is abusing drugs