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Legislative Update – May 4, 2018

Pray for our State and Statewide Leaders
Session ends at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18

Budget Deadline is Friday, May 11 - Pro-Life Provisions in Budget Bills:
HB 2007:  Pro-life protective language on MO Technology Investment Fund to prevent human cloning and embryonic stem cell research with these tax dollars.
HB 2010:  Pro-life protective language on Family Planning Services to prevent tax dollars from going to abortion providers.  Prevents tax dollars from going for abortion services and/or abortion referrals.
HB 2011:  Includes funding for:

  1. Alternatives to Abortion Program
  2. Show-Me Healthy Babies Program
  3. MO HealthNet Pilot Program to help pregnant and postpartum women who are addicted to Opioids to be treated and helped to get off drugs and go through rehabilitation

NOTE:  HB 2010 and HB 2011 also include pro-life language giving direction to the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Director of Social Services not to use tax dollars for abortion services directly or indirectly through abortion providers.



1. Call your Senator:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/2018-senator-listing-2/


2. Call the President of the Senate, Ron Richard  (573-751-2173)


3. Call Majority Floor Leader, Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076)



1. Ask these Senators to put on the calendar and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Ban Abortion at 5 Months of Pregnancy – 16 other states have already done this!   (HB   1266)


2. Ask these Senators to pass PRC Tax Credits (HB 1288)


3. Ask these Senators to pass Two Custodial Parent Notification Prior to a Minor Child Getting an Abortion (HB 1383)



Call them each week for the next 2 weeks.  They are your pro-life Senators that you sent to Jefferson City.  Ask them if they have passed these bills yet.            

Missouri State Senate Bill – In the House:
SCS SB’s 632 & 675 as amended on the floor- Sponsor:  Bob Dixon – Omnibus tax credit bill that includes the extension of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers (Support)
Current Status:  Executive Session Held and Voted Do Pass in House Ways and Means Committee – May 1, 2018
Testimony in Support of SB 632 in Senate and House:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/sb632.html

Missouri State House Bills – In the Senate:
HB 1266- Sponsor:  Donna Lichtenegger - Establishes the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (Support)
Current Status:  Executive Session Held and Bill Voted Do Pass in Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee – April 25, 2018  (Not turned in to the Senate yet)
Perfected in the House– March 26, 2018
See how your legislator voted on the previous question vote to allow HB 1266 to move forward to a third read vote:  https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/rollcalls/043.008.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 1266:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/hb1266.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 1266 in the Senate: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/hb1266.html

SCS HCS HB’s 1288, 1377 & 2050 - Sponsor:  Kevin Engler – Omnibus benevolent tax credit bill that includes extending the expiration date of tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers and Maternity Homes (Support)
Current Status:  Placed on Informal Calendar in the Senate:  April 23, 2018
Hearing Held in Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee and Reported Do Pass – April 11, 2018
Reported to the Full Senate, Placed on the Perfection Calendar – April 5, 2018
Executive Session Held and SCS Voted Do Pass in Senate Economic Development Committee – March 27, 2018
Testimony in Support of HB 1288:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/hb1288.html
Testimony in Support of HB 1288 in the Senate:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/sb-hb1288.html

HB 1383- Sponsor:  Rocky Miller – Two Custodial Parents Notification prior to a minor having an abortion (Support)
Current Status:  Executive Session Held and Voted Do Pass in Senate Seniors, Families, and Children Committee – April 5, 2018
Testimony in Support of HB 1383:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/hb1383.html
Testimony in Support of HB 1383 in the Senate:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2018/sb-hb1383.html





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