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.

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 Hearing Completed, status pending

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

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 Read twice

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
HB 1333 Prohibits abortions except in the case of a medical emergency; changes emergency to ONLY mean risk of death, not injury Read twice
HB 1383 Requires a minor to get permission from BOTH parents to get an abortion; only allows “medically necessary” abortions Referred to Children & Families Committee; Public Hearing 1/16 @5 PM
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
SB 632 Reauthorizes tax credits for contributions to Crisis Pregnancy Centers until 2026 Referred to Economic Development Committee
SB 714 Requires fetal heartbeat test and prohibits abortion if heartbeat is found (this would limit abortion to around 6 weeks) Read once

Who to contact in the House

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

To Share Your Opinion On Environmental Rights

Local Government
Chair, Shamed Dogan: Shamed.Dogan@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4392
Vice Chair, Tom Hannegan: Tom.Hannegan@house.mo.gov , 573-751-3717
Ranking Democrat, Joe Adams: Joe.Adams@house.mo.gov , 573-751-4265

To Share Your Opinion On Reproductive Rights

Children and Families Committee
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

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

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

Chair, Jay Wasson - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem20/
Vice Chair, Dan Hegeman - http://www.senate.mo.gov/mem12/

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!