2018 Legislative Update

2018 Legislative Session will begin on January 3, 2018.

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

DMH Legislative Briefing 2018

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

SB 638 Sater Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes.
SB 660 Riddle Modifies the law relating to working hours for employees at certain mental health facilities.
SB 661 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 693 Wallingford Modifies procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled persons.
SB 699 Sifton Creates the MO HealthNet Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities program.
SB 733 Sifton Establishes the Psychology Inter-jurisdictional Compact.
SB 737 Schupp Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.
SB 762 Schatz Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.
SB 775 Brown Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes.
SB 785 Nasheed Creates provisions relating to student mental health at public institutions of higher education.
SB 791 Nasheed Provides that knowingly inciting another to commit suicide is involuntary manslaughter in the second degree.
SB 796 Koenig Modifies provisions relating to the education requirements for the licensure of psychologists.
SB 825 Sater Modifies provisions relating to limitations on prescribing opioids.
SB 846 Schupp Requires certain health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of initial licensure and as a condition of license renewal.

House Bills

Bill Number

Sponsor

Description

HB 1241 Lavender Changes the laws regarding the management of certain state revenues by sweeping certain funds and lowering the senior property tax credit maximum.
HB 1248 Pike Adds powdered alcohol to provisions relating to intoxicating liquor.
HB 1253 Schroer Establishes the Joint Committee on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment.
HB 1350 Smith Modifies provisions relating to background check requirements of in-home service providers and personal care attendants.
HB 1363 Kidd Requires teachers and principals to complete two hours of suicide prevention education each school year.
HB 1369 Sommer Revises the definition of "service dog" to include animals that provide support or therapeutic functions for individuals with psychiatric or mental disabilities.
HB 1375 Ruth Designates June 27 of each year as "Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day" in Missouri.
HB 1410 Fitzpatrick Extends the expiration date on various federal reimbursement allowances for two years.
HB 1419 Haefner Requires certain health care professionals to complete two hours of suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure.
HB 1451 May Prohibits the use of electroconvulsive therapy on children under 16 years of age.
HB 1527 Walker Establishes the Mo HealthNet Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities Program.
HB 1553 Neely Modifies provisions relating to guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
HB 1572 Rowland Modifies provisions relating to driver's licenses for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
HB 1574 Rowland Modifies provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses in collaborative practice arrangements.
HB 1612 Kelley Specifies that a ward's income is separate from a guardian's income and that a ward's income is not to be included in the calculation of a guardian's income.
HB 1616 Walker Provides substance abuse treatment to postpartum women for one year after birth under the Show-Me Healthy Babies program.
HB 1617 Barnes Modifies provisions relating to telehealth.
HB 1619 Rehder Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.
HB 1627 Evans Establishes protections for pregnant offenders and offenders who are in postpartum recovery while in custody at a correctional center or county or city jail.
HB 1658 Basye Changes the laws regarding health care for persons with disabilities.
HB 1689 Kelley Modifies provisions relating to the appointment of a successor guardian or conservator.
HB 1698 Washington Designates July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
HB 1707 Green Changes the laws regarding notice requirements for when a patient is admitted to a mental health facility.
HB 1740 Wessels Establishes the Narcotics Control Act.
HB 1747 Wood Extends the expiration date on various federal reimbursement allowances.
HB 1896 Swan Establishes the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact.
HB 1970 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 2120 Barnes Expands MO HealthNet benefits for pregnant women to provide substance abuse treatment for up to two years after giving birth.
HB 2130 Unsicker Requires state agencies to support competitive integrated employment for persons with disabilities.
HB 2141 McCreery Prohibits mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy or sexual orientation change efforts with minors.
HB 2164 Rehder Modifies provisions relating to referrals of children who may have been exposed to controlled substances.