MISSOURI STATE LEGISLATIVE BOARD

DIRECTOR: KENNETH R. MENGES    Assistant Director: JASON R. HAYDEN                                            Chairman: Gerald Wohlgemuth    V. Chairman: Curt Jones    Secretary: Chris Skaggs                                                        



Are you Prepared? - 11/13/2014

Cold Weather

Winter weather has arrived. Are you prepared?

Ready.gov provides detailed information to prepare, including directions on creating home and auto emergency kits for winter weather.

Make sure you are prepared by completing this checklist:

Winter Weather Preparation Checklist

  • Around The House
    • Chimney cleaned and inspected
    • Fuel-burning equipment vented to the outside
    • Fire extinguishers accessible
    • Gutters clear
    • Tree branches that could fall on the home are trimmed back
    • Pipes are insulated
    • NOAA Weather Radio available and working
  • Car Emergency Kit
    • Car emergency kit includes
      • A shovel
      • Windshield scraper and small broom
      • Flashlight
      • Battery powered radio
      • Extra batteries
      • Water
      • Snack food
      • Matches
      • Extra hats, socks and mittens
      • First aid kit with pocket knife
      • Necessary medications
      • Blanket(s)
      • Tow chain or rope
      • Road salt and sand
      • Booster cables
      • Emergency flares
      • Fluorescent distress flag

Information gathered from Ready.gov

Additional Resources:

National Weather Service: Winter Storms The Deceptive Killers 

Click here to learn the difference between advisories, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

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Gains keep coming for U.S. freight rail traffic - 10/17/2014

Gains keep coming for U.S. freight rail traffic

Written by Douglas John Bowen
Railway Age

Gains keep coming for U.S. freight rail traffic Bruce Kelly

U.S. freight rail traffic kept advancing in the latest week ending Oct. 11, 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Thursday, Oct 16, suggesting continued U.S economic strength may continue despite Wall Street concerns of a global economic slowdown.

U.S. freight carload traffic rose 4.3% for the week, measured against the comparable week in 2013. US. Intermodal volume maintained its long-running momentum, up 4.8% compared with a year ago. Total combined U.S. weekly rail traffic was up 4.6% for the week compared with its 2013 counterpart.

Eight of the 10 carload commodity groups AAR tracks on a weekly basis posted increases compared with the same week in 2013, not surprisingly including petroleum and petroleum products, up 19.5%. with 16,333 Nonmetallic minerals gained 12.2%.

Canadian freight carload traffic rose 5.2%, while Canadian intermodal volume also gained ground, up 3.3%, measured against the same week a year ago. Mexican freight carload traffic soared, up 38.3%, almost equaled in percentage terms by the rise in Mexican intermodal volume, up 30.8%.

Combined North American freight carload traffic for the first 41 weeks of 2014 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian. and Mexican was up 3.1% measured against the comparable period in 2013. Combined North American intermodal volume rose 5.7%.

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List of bills handled at the 2014 Missouri Veto Session - 9/11/2014

BUDGET LINE-ITEMS

 

HB 2008, Section 8.050, Forensic rape exams – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 138-21-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2008, Section 8.010, At-Risk Education pilot program – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-36; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2008, Section 8.025, School Safety Grants – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-36; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2008, Section 8.110, Independence Crime Lab – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 127-35; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2008, Section 8.085, Independence Crime Lab fringe benefits – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 124-38; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2008, Section 8.095, Water Patrol defibrillators – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-36; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

 

HB 2009, Section 9.005, Mentoring services – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 127-34; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2009, Section 9.205, Substance abuse services – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 128-32-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2009, Section 9.250, Local sentencing initiatives – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 132-26-2; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

 

HB 2010, Section 10.110, Alcohol and drug abuse treatment – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 135-24; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.410, Autism Clients – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 130-38-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.410, Autism Regional projects – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 132-28; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.710, Epilepsy education – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 122-35, SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.710, Elks mobile dental program – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-32; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.710, Traumatic brain injury waiver – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 128-31; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.725, Missouri Area Health Education Centers – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-34; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.740, Newborn screenings – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 129-27-2; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.820, Alzheimer’s grants -- HOUSE OVERRIDE, 131-25-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

HB 2010, Section 10.825, Home-delivered meals – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 133-23-4; SENATE OVERRIDE, 31-1.

 

HB 2011, Section 11.100, Missouri Mentoring Partnership – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 124-34; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.152, Utilicare transfer – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 127-28; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.153, Utilicare – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 129-28-2; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.157, Sexual Assault victims’ assistance – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 135-18-4; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.220, Health Record system – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 122-34; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.223, Social Innovation Project grants – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 119-38; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.225, Foster parents training – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 128-28-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.285, Hands Up pilot program – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 122-35; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.440, Clinical medication therapy services – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 119-39; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.465, Rural health clinics dental program – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 121-36; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.490, Community Health Access programs – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 123-34-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.527, Foster care pilot project – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 127-31; SENATE OVERRIDE, 28-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.528, Asthma Services – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 118-38; SENATE OVERRIDE, 28-1.

HB 2011, Section 11.529, Regional care coordination – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 123-34; SENATE OVERRIDE, 30-1.

 

HB 2012, Section 12.400, Public Defender contracts, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 123-31; SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-0.

 

HB 2002, Section 2.016, Reading instruction, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 131-21-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-0.

HB 2002, Section 2.017, Bright Futures Program, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 116-33-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.020, Teach for America, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 109-50-2; SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.021, Math and science tutoring, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 124-28-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-0.

HB 2002, Section 2.030, Scholars and Fine Arts Academies, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 120-35-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.035, School safety training grants, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-28-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.120, Advanced Placement Examination fees, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 126-25-1; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.170, Independent Living Centers, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 126-28-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.205, Sheltered Workshops, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 128-22-5; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.240, Missouri Commission for the Deaf, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 132-20-4; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2002, Section 2.255, Transfer to State School Moneys Fund, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 116-39-3; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

 

HB 2003, Section 3.260, Missouri Tele-Health Network, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 122-35; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2003, Section 3.261, UMSL international collaboration program, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 122-30-2; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2003, Section 3.265, Missouri Rehabilitation Center, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 130-25-4; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2003, Section 3.266, UMKC Centers for Neighborhood Initiative, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 119-30-2; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2003, Section 3.210, UCM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 120-37; SENATE NO MOTION.

 

HB 2005, Section 5.140, Office of Child Advocate, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 131-29; SENATE OVERRIDE, 29-1.

HB 2005, Section 5.165, Alternatives to Abortion, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 120-36; SENATE OVERRIDE, 28-1

 

HB 2007, Section 7.015, Israel trade office, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 113-44-1; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2007, Section 7.115, Job training, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 116-40-1; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 2007, Section 7.120, Transfer to job training fund, HOUSE OVERRIDE, 114-42; SENATE NO MOTION.

 

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

HB 1132 (TAX CREDITS) – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 123-37; SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-2.

HB 1307 (ABORTION) – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 117-41; SENATE OVERRIDE 23-7.

HB 1261 (TDDs) – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 114-46; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 1359 (VENDING CONTRACTS) – HOUSE OVERRIDE, 120-39; SENATE NO MOTION.

HB 1553 (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) – HOUSE SUSTAIN, 95-65-1

HB 1296 (TAXATION) – NO MOTION

HB 1326 (AGRICULTURE) – NO MOTION

HB 1455 (TAX LIABILITY) – NO MOTION

HB 1707 (MOTOR VEHICLES) – NO MOTION

HB 1865 (TAXATION) – NO MOTION

HB 1999 (ELECTRONIC LIENS) – NO MOTION

 

SENATE BILLS

 

SB 662 (TAXATION) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 25-7; HOUSE SUSTAIN, 95-63.

SB 829 (TAX LIABILITY) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 26-6; HOUSE OVERRIDE 113-48

SB 584 (TAXATION) – NO MOTION

SB 673 (UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 25-7; HOUSE SUSTAIN, 107-53-1

SB 841 (E-CIGARETTES) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 26-6; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 125-33.

SB 860 (TAXATION) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 24-8; HOUSE SUSTAIN, 97-61

SB 866 (INSTALLMENT LENDING) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-5; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 113-46

SB 593 (ELECTIONS) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 25-7; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 109-48-1

SB 523 (ELECTRONIC TRACKING) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 25-7; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 109-51-1

SB 656 (FIREARMS) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 23-8; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 117-39.

SB 506 (AGRICULTURE)­ – SENATE OVERRIDE, 24-7; HOUSE SUSTAIN 108-52-1

SB 693 (TAXATION) – NO MOTION

SB 493 (EDUCATION) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 24-6; HOUSE NO MOTION

SB 727 (FARMERS’ MARKETS) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 27-3; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 110-48

SB 731 (NUISANCE ORDINANCES) – SENATE OVERRIDE, 25-3; HOUSE OVERRIDE, 111-45-2

SB 508­ (HEALTH INSURANCE) – NO MOTION

SB 575 (COMMITTEES) – NO MOTION

SB 612 (TAXATION) – NO MOTION

SB 615 (ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE) – NO MOTION

SB 675 (LAGERS) – NO MOTION

SB 694 (PAYDAY LOAN) – NO MOTION

 

 

In addition to the above bills is SB 509, which the General Assembly overrode in May during the regular session.

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2014 General Election Endorsements - 9/10/2014

Here are the 2014 Endorsements from the SMART Misouri Legislative Board.

This is a list of SMART friendly candidates. Your support of these candidates is a vote to protect your job.

CLICK HERE

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AFL-CIO President Trumka's Speech from SMART's First General Conference - 8/27/2014

Here is President Trumka's speech from the Convention. Rail employees will be most interested in the portion starting at the 6:58 mark. This is the portion where He professes his support of Two person train crews. Although I suggest listening to the whole speech and not just that part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeXer5ADGeA&feature=youtu.be

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