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 806 Crawford Modifies various provisions regarding guardianship and conservator proceedings.
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.
SB 932 Sater Extends the sunset on certain healthcare provider reimbursement allowance taxes.
SB 948 Sater Requires certain MO HealthNet participants to comply with work and community engagement requirements.
SB 966 Rowden Modifies provisions relating to the administration of the criminal justice system.
SRB 975 Dixon Repeals expired, ineffective, and obsolete statutory provisions.
SB 1004 Schupp Creates the Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Board.
SB 1033 Riddle Establishes procedures for requesting termination of custody for person in the care of the state.
SB 1081 Rizzo Provides a procedure by which a defendant may be found to be not eligible for the death penalty due to serious mental illness.
SB 1083 Walsh Permits the Department of Mental Health to enter into certain contracts.
SB 1094 Hoskins Modifies provisions relating to complaints against psychologists.
SB 1095 Hoskins Modifies provisions relating to Department of Mental Health inspections.
SB 1098 Sater Modifies provisions of law relating to insurance coverage for mental health conditions.

House Bills

Bill Number

Sponsor

Description

HCB 15 Frederick Modifies provisions relating to opioids.
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 1405 DeGroot Modifies provisions relating to financial interests of minors.
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 1429 Muntzel Authorizes a tax credit for donations to a homeless shelter.
HB 1451 May Prohibits the use of electroconvulsive therapy on children under 16 years of age.
HB 1468 Stevens Extends benefits for pregnant women under the MO HealthNet program and Show Me Healthy Babies program to one year after giving birth.
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 1875 Taylor Creates the crime of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree if a person knowingly misuses a narcotic drug while pregnant.
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 1981 Gray Specifies that a state employee who works 10 hour days and 40 hours per week cannot be required to take two hours of vacation leave for paid holidays.
HB 2069 Rehder Modifies provisions relating to the appointment of a guardian or conservator of an incapacitated person.
HB 2098 Meredith Repeals statutory provisions relating to the Missouri Children's Services Commission.
HB 2101 Beard Specifies that guardian ad litem fees shall not be automatically waived in certain civil actions.
HB 2105 Frederick Modifies provisions relating to opioids.
HB 2106 Frederick Establishes the "Patients First Medicaid Reform Act."
HB 2120 Barnes Expands MO HealthNet benefits for pregnant women to provide substance abuse treatment for up to two years after giving birth.
HB 2127 Frederick Modifies provisions relating to assistant physicians.
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.
HB 2199 Neely Changes the laws regarding managed care under the MO HealthNet program.
HB 2205 Helms Allows licensed professional counselors to be reimbursed for mental health services provided to eligible adults under MO HealthNet.
HB 2209 Barnes Establishes a Prescription Abuse Registry.
HB 2217 Walker Establishes the "Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Board."
HB 2229 Ross Prohibits the use of public funds for lobbying purposes.
HB 2233 Ross Modifies provisions of law relating to advanced practice registered nurses who provide behavioral health care services.
HB 2238 Mathews Establishes the "Social Innovation Grant Program" to find alternative solutions for serving the state's vulnerable populations.
HB 2280 Haefner Expands MO HealthNet benefits for pregnant women to provide substance abuse treatment for up to one year after giving birth.
HB 2295 Helms Allows certain physician assistants and assistant physicians who are licensed under chapter 334 to provide psychiatric treatment to certain mental health patients.
HB 2338 Ellebracht Specifies that guardian ad litem fees shall not be automatically waived in certain civil actions.
HB 2354 Frederick Requires the department of higher education to promulgate rules establishing the Coordinating Board for Mental Health Issues in Higher Education.
HB 2381 Sommer Designates May as Mental Health Awareness month.
HB 2384 Barnes Changes provisions for mental health care coverage.
HB 2433 Washington Requires long-term care facilities to have on staff one person trained in suicide assessment, treatment, and management.
HB 2471 Mitten Requires legislative lobbyists and legislative liaisons to complete sexual harassment training offered by the Missouri Ethics Commission.
HB 2490 Kelly Changes provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses.
HB 2509 Hannegan Provides that a person cannot be sentenced to death if he or she raises the issue that he or she suffered from a serious mental illness at the time of the commission of the offense.
HB 2567 Sommer Creates new provisions related to security measures for public schools.
HB 2611 Smith Modifies provisions relating to inspections of residential treatment facilities and day programs by the Department of Mental Health.
HB 2636 Reiboldt Modifies provisions relating to criminal proceedings involving persons lacking mental capacity.
HB 2674 Rehder Changes the laws regarding unlawful actions by persons knowingly infected with communicable diseases.
HB 2675 McCreery Changes the laws regarding unlawful actions by persons knowingly infected with communicable diseases.
HB 2709 Swan Modifies provisions relating to prisoner complaints made against a psychologist license.
HB 2716 Hurst Modifies provisions relating to the Department of Mental Health obtaining medical insurance information of individuals.