Below you will find problematic legislation in the Missouri House and Senate for 2019. Please use this information to contact the appropriate legislators. Together we can help Kansas City resist hate!

Community Health

HB 861

What it does: Would limit the amount of Title X funding Planned Parenthood can receive by establishing Prioritization of Public Funding for Family Planning Act, putting healthcare access at risk especially for low-income individuals
Status: Read Twice
Contact:
TBD

Environmental Rights

HB 271

What it does: Prohibits any municipality from regulating or banning disposable plastic bag use
Status: Referred to Local Government Committee; Voted DO PASS
Contact:
Rep. Tom Hannegan, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-3717
Rep. Craig Fishel, Coemmittee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-0232
Rep. Joe Runions - Email or Call (573) 751-0238

Gun Reform

SB 39

What it does: Allows the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of non-functioning or unloaded firearms on public buses
Status:
Voted DO PASS by Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee; up for perfection in Senate
Contact:
Your State Senator

HB 82

What it does: Specifies that lawful owners of firearms may transport or store the firearms in locked, privately-owned motor vehicles
Status:
Hearing Results Pending
Contact:
Rep. Dean Plocher, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1544
Rep. Jered Taylor, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-3833
Rep. Peter Merideth - Email or Call (573) 751-6736

SB 121

What it does: Allows concealed carry in theme parks, daycares, polling places, etc.
Status:
Hearing Results Pending
Contact:
Senator Doug Libla, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4843
Senator Gary Romine, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4008
Senator S. Kiki Curls - Email or Call (573) 751-3158

HB 641

What it does: Allows the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of non-functioning or unloaded firearms on public buses
Status: Voted DO PASS
Contact:
Senator Bill Eigel, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1141
Senator Doug Libla, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4843
Senator John Rizzo - Email or Call (573) 751-3074

HB 643

What it does: Allows the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of non-functioning or unloaded firearms on public buses
Status: Referred to Legislative Oversight Committee
Contact:
Senator Bill Eigel, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1141
Senator Doug Libla, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4843
Senator John Rizzo - Email or Call (573) 751-3074

HB 258

What it does: Allows the concealed carry of firearms into churches, and allows schools and other organizations to authorize concealed carry on their premises
Status: Passed House; Referred to Senate Education Committee
Contact: Senator Gary Romine, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4008
Senator Wayne Wallingford, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573) 751-2459
Senator Lauren Arthur - Email or Call (573) 751-5282

HB 671

What it does: Creates a "personhood" act which states that life begins at fertilization and would make performing an abortion illegal
Status: Read Twice
Contact: TBD

Immigration and Refugee Rights

SB 64

What it does: Prohibits Sanctuary City policies, and refuses state grant funding to any municipality with formal or informal sanctuary city policies
Status:
Voted Do Pass by General Laws Committee
Contact:
Your State Senator

HB 607

What it does: Prohibits undocumented individuals who are convicted of a crime from being sentenced to probation and requires them to serve their entire sentence of jail time
Status:
Read twice
Contact:
TBD

SJR 18

What it does: Permits any law enforcement official to make an attempt to determine the immigration status, encourages racial profiling
Status:
Up for perfection
Contact:
Your State Senator

LGBTQIA+ Rights

HB 203

What it does: Specifies that parents have a fundamental right to determine a child’s upbringing, education, and care without government interference - which means officials cannot step in to stop dangerous things such as conversion therapy
Status: Read twice
Contact: TBD

HB 797

What it does: Requires all restrooms to be gender-divided
Status: Read twice
Contact: TBD

HB 798

What it does: Prohibits the use of state revenue to create a gender-neutral space where a gendered space was previously; for instance, using state funds to change a park's bathrooms from gendered to gender-neutral
Status: Read twice
Contact: TBD

HB 837

What it does: Requires public colleges to allow any club based on "genuine religious beliefs" to have equal benefits to any other club; this means that problematic club practices, such as not allowing LGBTQIA+ members to join or spreading bigoted speech, would have to be permitted on campus
Status: Referred to Higher Education Committee; hearing results pending
Contact: Rep. Dean Dohram, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-2204 
Rep. Elaine Gannon, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-7735 
Rep. Greg Razer, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-2437 

Religious Diversity

HB 267

What it does: Allows Bible-based/Hebrew Scripture-based elective courses in public schools, but does not allow electives for the study of other religious texts
Status:
Passed House; Referred to Senate Education Committee
Contact:
Senator Gary Romine, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-4008
Senator Wayne Wallingford, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573) 751-2459
Senator Lauren Arthur - Email or Call (573) 751-5282

Reproductive Rights

HB 126

What it does: Requires a fetal heartbeat test and prohibits abortion if a heartbeat is found
Status: Passed House; Referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee; Hearing results pending
Contact: Senator Bob Onder, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1282
Senator Andrew Koenig, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-5568
Senator Jason Holsman - Email or Call (573) 751-6607

HB 127

What it does: Requires both custodial parents to be made aware of a minor’s abortion
Status: Passed House Committee, on House Floor for approval
Contact:
Your Representative

HB 339

What it does: Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", which limits the amount of time a person can have an abortion and has no rape/incest exception
Status:
Replaced by HB 680 below

HB 680

What it does: Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", which limits the amount of time a person can have an abortion and has no rape/incest exception
Status:
Passed House Committee, on House Floor for aprooval
Contact:
Your Representative

HB 431

What it does: Prohibits a person from transporting a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without the minor’s parental consent
Status:
Referred to Children and Families Committee
Contact:
Rep. Sheila Solon, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-3666
Rep. Jim Neely, Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-0246 
Rep. Sarah Unsicker, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-1285 

SB 106

What it does: Requires both custodial parents to be made aware of a minor’s abortion
Status: Voted DO PASS
Contact: Your State Senator

SB 110

What it does: Requires doctors providing abortions to inform patients that they can have fetal remains buried/cremated at their own cost, and can request a death certificate, in addition to many other legally required and politically charged rhetoric
Status:
Referred to Health and Pensions Committee
Contact:
Senator Bob Onder, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1282
Senator Andrew Koenig, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-5568
Senator Jason Holsman - Email or Call (573) 751-6607

SB 139

What it does: Requires a fetal heartbeat test and prohibits abortion if heartbeat is found
Status: COMBINED WITH SB 279

SB 279

What it does: Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", which limits the amount of time a person can have an abortion and has no rape/incest exception
Status:
Passed Committee, on Senate floor for perfection
Contact:
Your state senator

HB 789

What it does: Outlaws abortion, including in cases of rape and incest
Status:
Read twice
Contact:
TBD

HB 540

What it does: Requires additional “risk evaluations” for people seeking abortions, as opposed to relying on the opinions of the medical professional
Status: Hearing results with Children and Families Committee pending
Contact:
Rep. Sheila Solon, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-3666
Rep. Jim Neely, Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-0246 
Rep. Sarah Unsicker, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-1285 

HB 850

What it does: Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act", which limits the amount of time a person can have an abortion and has no rape/incest exception
Status: Read Twice
Contact:
TBD

HB 964

What it does: Requires the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected
Status:
Read Twice
Contact:
TBD

HB 971

What it does: Establishes the "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act", which permits parents and siblings of a fetus to bring a wrongful death action against a person who unlawfully performs, induces, or attempts to perform/induce abortion. Also inaccurately promotes the idea that abortions are performed late in pregnancy and that fetuses are born alive, then killed.
Status:
Read twice
Contact:
TBD

HB 1017

What it does: Would trigger a statewide abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Would make it a felony to perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant person, except in cases of medical emergencies.
Status:
Read Twice
Contact:
TBD

SB 388

What it does: Establishes the "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act", which permits parents and siblings of a fetus to bring a wrongful death action against a person who unlawfully performs, induces, or attempts to perform abortion. Also inaccurately promotes the idea that abortions are performed late in pregnancy, and that fetuses are born alive, then killed.
Status:
Voted DO PASS by Senate Health and Pensions Committee
Contact:
Senator Bob Onder, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1282
Senator Andrew Koenig, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-5568
Senator Jason Holsman - Email or Call (573) 751-6607

Student Rights

HB 442

What it does: Requires public colleges to allow any invited speaker to speak on campus, even if they are racist, homophobic, etc.
Status:
Read twice
Contact:
TBD

Voter Rights

HB 26

What it does: Establishes closed primaries, which require voters to be registered with a major party to participate in the primary election
Status:
Perfected, up for third reading
Contact:
Your House Representative

SB 109

What it does: Establishes closed primaries, which require voters to be registered with a major party to participate in the primary election
Status:
Referred to Local Government and Elections Committee
Contact:
Senator Sandy Crawford, Committee Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-8793
Senator David Sater, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1480
Senator John Rizzo - Email or Call (573) 751-3074

Vulnerable Population Rights

HB 474

What it does: Permanently disqualifies an individual from receiving TANF or SNAP benefits after their third purchase of prohibited items using benefits
Status:
Referred to Administrative Oversight Committee
Contact:
Rep. Holly Rehder, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-5471
Rep. Sheila Solon, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-3666
Rep. Deb Lavender, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-4069

HB 475

What it does: Permanently disqualifies an individual from receiving TANF or SNAP benefits after their third purchase of prohibited items using benefits
Status:
Referred to Children and Families Committee
Contact:
Rep. Sheila Solon, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-3666
Rep. Jim Neely, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-0246 
Rep. Sarah Unsicker, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-1285

HB 839

What it does: Requires a police report to be filed in order to seek an order of protection against a domestic abuser or stalker
Status:
Referred to Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee
Contact:
Rep. Kenneth Wilson, Committee Chair - Email or Call 573-751-9760
Rep. Andrew McDaniel, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call 573-751-3629
Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call 573-751-2383

Worker Rights

HB 259

What it does: Establishes “Right-to-Work” practices that have repeatedly been voted down by Missourians
Status:
Read twice
Contact:
TBD

SB 63

What it does: Establishes “Right-to-Work” practices that have repeatedly been voted down by Missourians
Status:
Referred to Government Reform Committee
Contact:
Senator Ed Emery, Chairman - Email or Call (573) 751-2108
Senator Cindy O’Laughlin, Vice Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-7985
Senator Karla May - Email or Call (573) 751-3599

SB 157

What it does: Requires someone to work at an organization for 90 days in order to request unemployment, rather than the current requirement of 28 days
Status:
Voted DO PASS by Small Business and Industry Committee
Contact:
Senator Denny Hoskins, Chairman - Email or Call (573) 751-4302
Senator Paul Wieland, Vice Chair - Email or Call (573) 751-1492
Senator Lauren Arthur - Email or Call (573) 751-5282

HB 858

What it does: Would repeal the incremental minimum wage increase for Missouri
Status:
Read Twice
Contact:
TBD

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