Missouri: 2018 Bills to Oppose

Legislative Season 101

  • HB Bills start in the House, SB Bills start in the Senate
  • Bills must be approved by both House and Senate to be sent to the Governor
  • Governor approves the bill to make it law or vetoes the bill
Information regarding who to contact about these bills is found at the bottom of this page.

College Campus Justice

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 2423 Requires that public college campuses be open to any invited speaker, no matter what their beliefs or rhetoric; this puts vulnerable students at risk of exposure to dangerous and bigoted speech Introduced, Read Twice; Referred to Higher Education Committee

Criminal Justice Reform

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 1476 Charges inmates 50 cents per non-emergency medical appointment (many inmates do not have access to funds or the ability to get in-prison jobs, and would thus be unable to afford health care while incarcerated) Referred to Corrections and Public Institutions Committee; Public HearingCompleted; Voted Do Pass by committee; Referred to Legislative Oversight Committee

Environmental Justice

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 1396 Prohibits counties/cities/etc from taxing or banning the use of plastic/disposable bags Referred to Local Government Committee; Public Hearing Completed; Referred to Administrative Oversight Committee

LGBTQIA+ Rights

Bill Number Effects Status
SB 690 Prohibits trans and gender nonconforming kids from using student locker rooms and bathrooms Referred to Education Committee
HB 1755 Requires all public restrooms, other than single occupancy restrooms, to be gender-divided Read twice
HB 1763 Allows an official to refuse to marry a couple based on the official’s religious beliefs Read twice

Political Rights

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 1345 Requires closed primaries, which can make it harder for Independent voters to participate in primaries Read twice
HB 1565 Changes the vote required to pass a statewide ballot measure from a majority vote to sixty percent of the votes cast Referred to Government Efficiency Committee; Public Hearing 2/20 @ 12 PM; Hearing Complete, Executive Session 2/27 @ 12 PM; Referred to Legislative Oversight; Voted Do Pass

Refugee and Immigrant Rights

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 1908 Prohibits the creation of a Sanctuary City policy by any political subdivision in MO Read twice; Referred to General Laws

Reproductive Rights

Bill Number Effects Status
HB 1266 Limits abortion to 22 weeks; mental health concerns, including suicidal ideation, would not be considered valid reason for abortion past this point Referred to Children & Families Committee; Public Hearing 1/30 @ 5 PM; Public Hearing Completed; Executive Session Completed;Voted Do Pass; Referred to Legislative Oversight Committee; Voted Do Pass; “Perfected”, waiting final reading before passing to Senate; Passed to Senate, referred to Senate Seniors, Families, and Children; Public Forum 4/17 at 2 PM; Executive Session Held; Voted Do Pass
HB 1333 Prohibits abortions except in the case of a medical emergency; changes emergency to ONLY mean risk of death, not injury Read twice; Referred to Children & Families Committee
HB 1383 Requires a minor to notify BOTH custodial parents to get an abortion; only allows “medically necessary” abortions Referred to Children & Families Committee; Public Hearing Completed; Executive Session Completed; Voted Do Pass; Referred to Legislative Oversight Committee; Voted Do Pass, scheduled for bill perfection; Perfected, scheduled for third reading; Passed to Senate, read once; Referred to Senate Seniors, Families, and Children; Committee voted Do Pass
HB 1751 Bans ALL abortion and declares any doctor who performs an abortion to be guilty of first degree murder Read twice
HB 1752 Prohibits pharmacists from providing emergency contraceptives over the counter Read twice
HJR 53 Constitutional amendment that declares life begins at conceptions and the Missouri Constitution does not protect the right for abortion Read twice; Referred to Children and Families Committee; Executive Session 4/10 at 5 PM; Referred to Legislative Oversight Committee
SB 632 Reauthorizes tax credits for contributions to Crisis Pregnancy Centers until 2026 Referred to Economic Development Committee, Hearing 1/30 @ 12 PM; Hearing completed; Voted Do Pass by Committee; On Calendar for Perfection; On calendar for third reading; Passed to House, read twice; Referred House Ways and Means; Public Hearing 4/9 at 1 PM; Hearing completed
SB 714 Requires fetal heartbeat test and prohibits abortion if heartbeat is found (this would limit abortion to around 6 weeks) Referred to Seniors, Families and Children Committee

Who to contact in the House

To Share Your Opinion On College Campus Justice:

Higher Education
Chair, Donna Lichtenegger: Donna.Lichtenegger@house.mo.gov , 573-751-6662
Vice Chair, Dean Dohrman: Dean.Dohrman@house.mo.gov , 573-751-2204
Ranking Democrat, Greg Razer: Greg.Razer@house.mo.gov , 573-751-2437

To Share Your Opinion On Criminal Justice Reform

Corrections and Public Institutions
Chair, Shane Roden: Shane.Roden@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4567
Ranking Democrat, Jay Mosley: Jay.Mosley@house.mo.gov , 573-751-9628

HB 1476: Legislative Oversight
Chair, Shawn Rhoads: Shawn.Rhoads@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1455
Vice Chair, Dan Houx: Dan.Houx@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3850
Ranking Democrat, Jay Mosley: Jay.Mosley@house.mo.gov , 573-751-9628

To Share Your Opinion On Environmental Justice

Administrative Oversight
Chair, Jay Barnes: Jay.Barnes@house.mo.gov , 573-751-2412
Vice Chair, Chrissy Sommer: Chrissy.Sommer@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1452
Ranking Democrat, Lauren Arthur: Lauren.Arthur@house.mo.gov , 573-751-2199

To Share Your Opinion On Political Rights

Legislative Oversight
Chair, Shawn Rhoads: Shawn.Rhoads@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1455
Vice Chair, Dan Houx: Dan.Houx@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3850
Ranking Democrat, Deb Lavender: Deb.Lavender@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4069

To Share Your Opinion On Refugee & Immigrant Rights:

General Laws
Chair, Robert Cornejo: Robert.Cornejo@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1484
Vice Chair, Kirk Mathews: Kirk.Mathews@house.mo.gov , 573-751-0562
Ranking Democrat, Jon Carpenter: Jon.Carpenter@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4787

To Share Your Opinion On Reproductive Rights

HB 1333 & HJR 53: Children and Families
Chair, Diane Franklin: Diane.Franklin@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1119
Vice Chair, Jim Neely: Jim.Neely@house.mo.gov , 573-751-0246
Ranking Democrat, Susan Meredith: Susan.Meredith@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4183

HB 1266 (passed to Senate):

Contact your House Senator directly (see below for instructions)

HJR 53: Legislative Oversight

Chair, Shawn Rhoads: Shawn.Rhoads@house.mo.gov , 573-751-1455
Vice Chair, Dan Houx: Dan.Houx@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3850
Ranking Democrat, Deb Lavender: Deb.Lavender@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4069

SB 632 (passed to House)

Ways and Means
Chair, Paul Curtman: Paul.Curtman@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3776
Vice Chair, J. Eggleston: J.Eggleston@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4285
Ranking Democrat, Brandon Ellington: Brandon.Ellington@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3129

HB 1383: Contact your Representative directly

Contact your House Representative directly (see below for instructions)

To Contact Your Representative Regarding Any Bill

  1. Visit http://www.house.mo.gov/legislatorlookup.aspx
  2. Enter your street address and click “Go”
  3. Find your Representatives contact information at the bottom of the page
  4. Email or call and make your voice heard!

Who to contact in the Senate

HB 1383 (now in Senate): Seniors, Families, and Children

Chair, David Sater - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem29/
Vice Chair, Jeannie Riddle - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem10/
Minority Floor Leader, Gina Walsh - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem13/

To Share Your Opinion On SB 690

Chair, Gary Romine - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem03/
Vice Chair, Bill Eigel - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem23/

To Share Your Opinion On SB 632 (passed to House):

Contact your House Representative directly (see above for instructions)

To Share Your Opinion On SB 714

Chair, David Sater - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem29/
Vice Chair, Jeanie Riddle - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem10/

To Contact Your Senator Regarding Any Bill

  1. Visit http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/Default.aspx
  2. Enter your street address and click “Lookup Legislators”
  3. Follow the link for your Senator’s webpage and find contact information found on the right hand side
  4. Email or call and make your voice heard!