Local lawmakers: A quick look at their proposed legislation

Rep. Tom Flanigan (R-Carthage)

HB 127Imposes penalties for persistent violations of air or water pollution laws by recycling companies that convert animal parts into petroleum

HB 710Authorizes the City of Joplin to impose, upon voter approval, a transient guest tax for the promotion of tourism

HB 1056Prohibits auto transporters from having a length greater than 53 feet exclusive of front and rear overhangs

HB 1085Allows for a special license plate designated “PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY”

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Rep. Marilyn Ruestman (R-Joplin)

HB 204Authorizes an income tax credit for volunteer firefighters who complete certain training programs

HB 154Requires the state to make diligent efforts to locate the grandparents of a child needing emergency placement and requires the grandparents to be given first consideration for foster care placement

HB 152Expands the DNA profiling system by requiring any person 17 years of age or older who is arrested for certain crimes to provide a biological sample for the purpose of DNA profiling analysis

* * *Rep. Kevin Wilson (R-Neosho)

HB 644Changes the laws regarding the sale of nonrepairable motor vehicles or salvage vehicles to a person who is not a resident of the United States at a salvage pool or salvage disposal sale

HCR 24Urges the federal government to rescind its actions in providing financial bailouts and seek alternative solutions to our nation’s financial and economic problems

HB 803Allows mandate-free health insurance policies and contracts to be offered in this state

HB 804Requires health carriers to notify enrollees when health care providers change their network status

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Rep. Bryan Stevenson (R-Webb City)

HB 183Allows the recipient of child support or the Family Support Division to commence a civil comtempt proceeding against a person who has been ordered to pay child support and fails or refuses to do so

HB 282Authorizes the Governor to convey state property in Jasper County, known as the Joplin Regional Center, to Missouri Southern State University

HB 1041Requires the Commissioner of Education to study, evaluate, and test the progress the state is making toward its education objectives and make the results public by free electronic media

* * * Sen. Gary Nodler (R-Joplin)

SB 14Bars felons from holding public office

SB 15Authorizes the Governor to convey state property in Jasper County to Missouri Southern State University

SB 16Criminalizes the production, manufacture, possession and a sale of fraudulent documents intended to serve as insurance identification cards

SB 511Provides for a community-based developmental disability provider tax

SB 528Authorizes the department of economic development to provide economic development incentives for alternative energy vehicle components