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Missouri NEA Legislative Update
Week 6, No. 3, February 11, 2015
By Otto Fajen    MNEA Legislative Director
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HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER STUDENT TRANSFER BILL
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE APPROVES TRANSFER BILL
HOUSE APPROVES SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”
SENATE WAYS AND MEANS
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update
Week 6, No. 2, February 10, 2015
By Otto Fajen    MNEA Legislative Director
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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES STUDENT TRANSFER BILL
SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE TO DEBATE SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”
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Missouri NEA Weekly Legislative Update
Week 6, No. 1, February 9, 2015
By Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director
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HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES PAYCHECK DECEPTION BILLS
STUDENT TRANSFER BILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
HOUSE PENSIONS COMMITTEE TO HEAR 2.55% FACTOR PSRS BILL
HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”
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2015 Legislative Update – Week 5 Summary

Legislative Update

by Otto Fajen    MNEA Legislative Director

Number 5    Feb. 5, 2015

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Missouri NEA Legislative Update     Week 5, No. 3, February 4, 2015
By Otto Fajen     MNEA Legislative Director
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SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTMENT
HOUSE EDUCATION WORK SESSION CANCELLED
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”
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Missouri NEA Legislative Update

Week 5, No. 1, February 2, 2015

By Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director

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HOUSE EMERGING ISSUES COMMITTEE HEARS STUDENT TRANSFER BILL: The committee met on February 2 to hear HB 42 (Wood) regarding student transfers from unaccredited districts this session.

HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE: The committee met to hear five bills on February 2.

HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE JOINT MEETINGS ON EDUCATION BUDGETS

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SO-CALLED “RIGHT-TO-WORK”: The House Workforce Standards and Development Committee met on February 2 to hear two bills:  HB 116 (Burlison) and HB 569 (Burlison).

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Missouri NEA Legislative Update

Week 4, No. 3, January 28, 2015

By Otto Fajen     MNEA Legislative Director

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee heard four bills related to student transfers and accreditation on January 28: SB 1 (Pearce), SB 22 (Chappelle-Nadal), SB 49 (Sifton) and SB 70 (LeVota).  Sen. Pearce outlined the provisions of a committee substitute bill based largely on discussions with House and Senate leaders on the student transfer legislation and the Governor’s office.  Additional documents will be shared with the committee early next week and the committee may vote on a revised bill at next week’s meeting.

Revisions to the school transfer law will get a lot of attention again this session.  The transfer issue, while important, is also a symptom of the broader failings of the current accreditation system.

Missouri NEA supports efforts to restore local control regarding enrollment of non-resident students to ensure that district capacity is evaluated and respected.  The Association also supports revision to the tuition rate calculation to reduce the disproportionate impact on sending districts and extra resources to reduce the adverse impact on unaccredited districts.

HOUSE SELECT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Committee will hold an organizational and procedural meeting on January 29. The committee will serve as the oversight committee for the three education-related Regular Standing Committees: Emerging Issues in Education, Elementary and Secondary Education and Higher Education.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee held its first meeting on January 28.  The committee heard brief public testimony.  The committee will begin to hear from public college and university presidents regarding their budget needs and expectations at the committee’s next meeting on Feb. 2.

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The Price of Hating Obamacare

The Missouri GOP goes to great expense (ours) to keep the poor uninsured.

By Ray Hartmann January 16, 2015 9:23 AM

 

 

In this article Ray Hartman ties together a number of contributing factors involved in Missouri’s inability to care for its citizens.

Missouri NEA Legislative Update

Week 4, No. 2, January 27, 2015

By Otto Fajen    MNEA Legislative Director

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee will hear four bills related to student transfers and accreditation at its first meeting on January 28: SB 1 (Pearce), SB 22 (Chappelle-Nadal), SB 49 (Sifton) and SB 70 (LeVota).

Revisions to the school transfer law will get a lot of attention again this session.  The transfer issue, while important, is also a symptom of the broader failings of the current accreditation system.

Missouri NEA supports efforts to restore local control regarding enrollment of non-resident students to ensure that district capacity is evaluated and respected.  The Association also supports revision to the tuition rate calculation to reduce the disproportionate impact on sending districts and extra resources to reduce the adverse impact on unaccredited districts.

HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee held its first meeting on January 27.  The committee heard informational presentations by Missouri Department of Conservation Education Program and Beth Tankersley-Bankhead, PhD, Executive Director of Missouri College Advising Corps, Division of Enrollment Management, University of Missouri.

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The House Elections Committee heard two measures regarding voter ID requirements on January 27:  HB 30 (Dugger) and HJR 1 (Dugger).  The related measures are implementing bills that would require government photo ID for voting. Missouri NEA believes voting is a constitutional right that should not be restricted by unnecessary voter photo identification requirements or other additional barriers to the voting franchise.  The Association opposes both provisions.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee held its first meeting on January 27.  The committee heard public testimony concerning appropriations for Elementary and Secondary Education at this meeting.  Missouri NEA urged the committee to find state funding to ensure that all HB 1490 learning standards work group members are reimbursed for their necessary expenses.

Missouri NEA Legislative Update

Week 4, No. 1, January 26, 2015

By Otto Fajen   MNEA Legislative Director

HOUSE EMERGING ISSUES IN EDUCATION COMMITTEE

This newly-created committee met for the first time on January 26.  The committee held an organizational meeting.  The committee will work this session on key legislation regarding student transfers from unaccredited districts.  The committee also heard a presentation from Rep. David Wood, who is the sponsor of HB 42.  Rep. Wood will be a primary handler of House legislation regarding student transfers.  The committee will hear HB 42 next week and consider various amendments on the bill.

HOUSE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee met for the first time on January 26.  The committee held an organizational “meet and greet”.

HOUSE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee will hold its first meeting on January 27.  The committee will have an organizational meeting. The committee will also hear informational presentations by Missouri Department of Conservation Education Program and Beth Tankersley-Bankhead, PhD, Executive Director of Missouri College Advising Corps, Division of Enrollment Management, University of Missouri.

PHOTO ID

The House Elections Committee will hear two measures regarding voter ID requirements on January 27:  HB 30 (Dugger) and HJR 1 (Dugger).  The related measures are implementing bills that would require government photo ID for voting. Missouri NEA believes voting is a constitutional right that should not be restricted by unnecessary voter photo identification requirements or other additional barriers to the voting franchise.  The Association opposes both provisions.

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The committee will hold its first meeting on January 27.  The committee will hold an organizational meeting and hear public testimony concerning appropriations for Elementary and Secondary Education at this meeting.

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