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From the House.... Start the Engines
« on: December 26, 2010, 01:20:41 PM »


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Start the Engines
The 96th General Assembly is About to Start

In just a few days the 96th General Assembly will gather as a body for the first time as we are called to order at noon on January 5th, 2011.  Soon after being called to order I will take the oath of office in the Missouri House for the last time, we will elect our leadership for the coming session and that evening we will participate in the Legislators Ball.  All are wonderful traditions signaling the beginning of a new general assembly starting their 1st regular session.

      [/t][/t]The first few days are very busy ones mostly with ceremonial functions.  Several of us also participate in the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast that will be held the morning of the 5th.  We will also spend some time getting to know the many new faces that are joining us, receiving committee hearing schedules, and numerous other things that have to be done to start a new session.  It always reminds me a little of the first day of school (although that seems to be a little harder to remember each year).  You know your way around the school but every year there are new faces and new things to become acquainted with.

One big difference we will see this session will be how quickly we move from ceremonial functions to actually getting to work.  Because of Speaker-Elect Tilley’s decision to name Committees and Chairmen before session starts, we will be able to start working on legislation the first full week of session.  Normally those appointments are not made until Mid-January at the earliest and bills don’t start receiving hearings until almost February in many cases.  This is a great change made by our new Speaker and it will allow us more time to work on important issues.

The other day I was asked what issues would be the “biggies” for this session.  While every session provides surprises that almost nobody saw coming, a few that are guaranteed to be debated and grab a few headlines are:

   The Budget.  At this time it appears we have about a $700 million shortfall and this will no doubt overshadow everything else this session.
  •   Legislation to help bring new jobs to Missouri and help employers expand current jobs will be a top priority in both chambers.
  •   A review of tax credits, what is working and what isn’t.
  •   The Governor’s proposal to make all products containing pseudoephedrine a prescription drug in response to the meth problem in Missouri.
  •   Prop. B that was recently passed.  Many bills are being filed to do everything from minor changes to total repeal.
  •   Elk in Missouri.  Bills will be filed to make the Conservation Department liable for all damages done by elk that they are bringing to MO.
  •   Redistricting must happen during this session to draw the new lines for elected official’s districts.  MO is losing 1 congressional seat.  If anything challenges the budget for headlines, I suspect it will be this one.
These are just a few of the issues that are sure to be important during this session.  Of course this list is very short and there will be numerous others, and as I said, no doubt there will be some big surprises waiting for us…there always is it seems.

As we prepare to start this session I hope that each of you will feel free to contact my office and share your thoughts with me on the various issues being debated.  Contacting us is easy, you can send me an e-mail at, call my office at (573) 751-1446, or find me on the internet at  I do ask that when you contact my office please let us know that you are a resident of the 148th District.  While I try to answer all e-mails and letters, I do give priority to those who live in the 148th District.

So now, we will prepare to “start the engines” as the 1st Regular Session of the 96th General Assembly begins.  Many important issues face Missourians and I am hopeful that working together we can address them in a true bipartisan fashion.  Missouri has a pretty good track record of bipartisanship in the capitol and I am sure this session will be no exception.
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