Sunday, February 24, 2013
The new District 13 senator has introduced more than a dozen bills and has a number of duties among committees.
While the trip to Jefferson City is not her first, freshman Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, said that it’s a quite different experience as a senator. Walsh defeated Republican Jacquelyn Thomas with more than 80 percent of the vote in the November general election. Previously, she served as a state representative for District 69. “It’s a lot different,” she said. “You have more ability to have an impact on legislation. I can count on one hand my impact in the House.” She hit the ground running in getting into the senate role by introducing more than a dozen bills, including a bill relating to home foreclosures. Senate Bill 336 will help homeowners who are facing foreclosure “to elect to participate in dispute resolution or …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Rep. Mike Leara, R-St. Louis County, has proposed legislation that would criminalize lawmakers who propose gun legislation.
Should proposing a law be against the law? One St. Louis County lawmaker thinks so. Rep. Mike Leara, R-St. Louis County, proposed House Bill 633 Monday that would make it illegal to to propose legislation. Leara's District 95 covers Crestwood, Sunset Hills and Fenton in South St. Louis County. Follow Hazelwood Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us According to PoliticMo, Leara's legislation would make it a felony for lawmakers to merely file legislation that would at all restrict gun rights. Leara told PoliticMo that the bill was only to spark debate about gun rights, and believes it has no chance in the general assembly. “I have no illusions about the bill making it through the …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Take a look at bills already filed by state lawmakers representing the City of Hazelwood.
Missouri state lawmakers will be back in Jefferson City as the 2012 legislative session opens at noon Wednesday. Much like 2011, issues tied to job creation and managing a tight state budget figure to be front and center. Lawmakers were able to prefile bills starting Dec. 1, 2011 for consideration in 2012. Below is a look at some of those filed by State Senator Jane Cunningham, the only state lawmaker representing the City of Hazelwood who has began filing. State Represenative Margo McNeil has not prefiled bills as of Tuesday afternoon, but many of those she co-sponsored last year dealt with education. Here's a summation of some of the bills she sponsored last year: