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									                             Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                    Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                   Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                   Executive Committee Position

HB 158 Nance, Bob                         Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support.
Increases the limit in small claims       Division Judicial Admin.
court from $3,000 to $5,000                                            http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB158.pdf


HB 177 Cox, Stanley                       Criminal Law                 In scope. Support concept, share comments and drafting
Specifies that the law permitting the     Division Judicial Admin.     suggestion from Civil and Criminal Law.
identity of certain crime victims to be   Family Law
redacted from the public record does                                   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB177.pdf
not apply to the perpetrator of the
crime

HB 180 Stevenson, Bryan P.                Business Law                 In scope. Oppose. Violates separation of powers. Share
Regulates lawyer advertisements;          Division Judicial Admin.     comments.
creates a cause of action for false or    Media Law
misleading communications                 Professionalism              http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB180.pdf
                                          Tort Law
                                          Tort Review

HB 181 Stevenson, Bryan P.                Civil Practice & Procedure   § 71.515 relating to a cause of action by cities against tenants for
Changes the laws regarding landlords      Delivery of Legal Services   sums owed for utility services, not in scope. No position on
and tenants                               Environmental & Energy       § 393.107 relating to liability for delinquent payment of utilities.
                                          Local Government Law             Oppose changes to § 441.065 eliminating regular mail notice
                                          Property Law                 to tenant before the premises is considered abandoned. Due
                                          Tort Law                     process concerns.
                                          Tort Review                      Repeal of § 441.233.2, not in scope. No position on changes
                                                                       to § 533.040.2 and § 535.120.
                                                                       http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB181.pdf

HB 182 Stevenson, Bryan P.                Probate & Trust Law          In scope. Oppose § 456.4-418. No position on § 456.5-505.
Changes the laws regarding the            Uniform Law                  Share comments.
Missouri Uniform Trust Code
                                                                       http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB182.pdf
See companion bill SB 166 filed by
Senator Justus.

HB 183 Stevenson, Bryan P.                Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support concept of enforcing child support payments.
Establishes a civil contempt procedure    Criminal Law                 Share comments.
for an obligor who fails to pay child     Family Law
support                                                                http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB183.pdf


HB 187 Flook, Tim                         Drafted by The Missouri      Support.
Repeals the Uniform Child Custody         Bar Family Law Section
Jurisdiction Act and establishes in its
place the Uniform Child Custody and
Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

HB 194 Harris, Belinda                    Family Law                   In scope. Support
Changes the laws regarding the            Juvenile Law
relocation of a child by a custodial                                   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB194.pdf
parent

HB 195 Brandom, Ellen                     Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose.
Permits a landlord to file an action in   Delivery of Legal Services
small claims court for ejectment of a     Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB195.pdf
tenant                                    Property Law
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                        Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                        Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

HB 196 Brandom, Ellen                   Elder Law                    In scope. Oppose. Share comments.
Establishes requirements for health     Health & Hospital Law
care providers to seek a surrogate to   Probate & Trust Law          http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB196.pdf
make health care decisions for a
patient who is incapacitated

HB 206 McGhee, Mike                     Business Law                 In scope. Oppose.
Authorizes corporations or              Civil Practice & Procedure
unincorporated associations to be       Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB206.pdf
represented in court by the president   Professionalism
or vice-president of the entity for
certain actions to remove a tenant

HB 221 Lampe, Sara - Prohibits          Government Attorneys         In scope insofar as it affects lawyers.
elected officials from registering or   Local Government Law         Support concept of regulation of conflicts of interest.
acting as lobbyists within two years                                 Oppose as drafted -- constitutional concerns.
after leaving office
                                                                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB221.pdf


HB 227 Emery, Edgar G. H. -             Civil Practice & Procedure   Not in scope, except for § 213.055 and Section 1.
Changes the laws regarding the          Delivery of Legal Services   No position on § 213.055; share comments.
Missouri Human Rights Act               Gender & Justice Law         Oppose Section 1 as drafted.
                                        Labor & Employment Law
                                        Minority Issues              http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb227.pdf



HB 235 Jones, Timothy W.                Division Judicial Admin.     In scope. Support.
Removes the expiration date for         Technology & Computer
sections 488.027 and 467.055            Law                          http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB235.pdf


Replaced with a Substitute Bill -
Check Primary Bill HB187
HB 187 & 235 w/HCS

HB 237 Jones, Timothy W.                Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support.
Changes time restrictions for service   Division Judicial Admin.
of summons for proceeding before                                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB237.pdf
associate circuit judge

HB 238 Jones, Timothy W.                Division Judicial Admin.     In scope. Support.
Allows the annual report of Judicial
Finance Commission to be combined                                    http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB238.pdf
with any other annual report of the
Missouri Supreme Court or Office of
State Courts Administrator under
certain conditions

See companion bill SB 265 filed by
Senator Mayer

Replaced with a Substitute Bill
SCS HCS HB 237, 238 & 482
Check Primary Bill HB237
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

HB 267 Parson, Michael L. -               Division Judicial Admin.     In scope. Oppose. Share comments.
Transfers the powers to adopt the         Local Government Law
county schedule of fines and                                           http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb267.pdf
participation in the Missouri Fine
Collection Center from the county
associate circuit judges to the county
appointing authority

HB 273 Cox, Stanley                       Probate & Trust Law          In scope. Support concept. Share drafting suggestion.
Allows a cancelled check, an
electronic copy of a check, or a bank                                  http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb273.pdf
statement to be used as documentation
for any expenditure of more than $75
on a personal representative's claim on
a decedent's estate

HB 274 Cox, Stanley                       Drafted by The Missouri      Support.
Establishes the Uniform Premarital        Bar Family Law Section
Agreement Act which establishes
requirements for premarital
agreements

HB 294 Chappelle-Nadal, Maria             Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose -- eliminates judicial discretion.
Requires associate circuit courts to      Delivery of Legal Services   No position on shifting burden of proof.
adopt a local court rule providing for    Property Law
the centralized filing of rent and                                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb294.pdf
possession cases and to hear the cases
within 30 days after the date of the
filing

HB 307 Cunningham, Mike                   Children & the Law           In scope. Oppose, due to conflict with Supreme Court Rule 88
Allows a parent to request & the court    Education Law                and Form 14. Share comments.
to order up to 10% of court-ordered       Family Law
child support payments be set aside in                                 http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb307.pdf
a savings or educational account

HB 314 Harris, Belinda                    Drafted by The Missouri      Support.
Prohibits the disclosure of certain       Bar Family Law Section
personal information on typical court
documents that are currently available
to the public regarding divorce, legal
separation, child support, and child
custody

HB 317 Lipke, Scott A.                    Children & the Law           In scope. Oppose.
Specifies that no defendant in a          Criminal Law
criminal case is entitled to compel the   Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb317.pdf
examination of a witness who is
younger than 14 years of age

HB 346 Schieffer, Ed                      Business Law                 In scope to the extent it impacts law firms. Support concept.
Prohibits an individual or business       Tort Law                     Share substantive comment.
organization from misrepresenting its     Tort Review
geographic location by using a                                         http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb346.pdf
fictitious or assumed business name in
a telephone directory or directory
assistance database
                              Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                     Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                            Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                            Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

HB 386 Witte, Terry L.                      Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support concept. Oppose as written.
Allows a judge to award reasonable          Property Law                 Share comments.
attorney fees to any or all defense
attorneys in a partition suit                                            http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb386.pdf


HB 403 Franz, Ward                          Children & the Law           In scope. Support concept. Share comments.
Allows a court to take certain              Criminal Law
measures to protect a child if it           Family Law                   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB403.pdf
determines there is credible evidence       Immigration Law
of a potential risk of international        Juvenile Law
abduction of the child by a parent

HB 404 Franz, Ward                          Criminal Law                 In scope. Support concept of inmate work and service programs.
Allows counties to establish an inmate      Tort Law                     Oppose funding mechanism. Oppose immunity provisions.
work and service program, includes          Tort Review
such program in county law                                               http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb404.pdf
enforcement-related expenses; allows
assessment of up to $10 on certain
offenses

HB 440 Roorda, Jeff                         Administrative Law           In scope. Oppose. Share drafting comments.
Allows an employee of the state or          Civil Practice & Procedure
any of its political subdivisions to        Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB440.pdf
petition the circuit court for a trial de   Labor & Employment Law
novo as an alternative to seeking
judicial review of an agency decision
on employment

HB 444 Roorda, Jeff                         Children & the Law           In scope. Oppose.
Authorizes counties to assess a fee on      Civil Practice & Procedure
all civil case filings by the circuit       Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB444.pdf
court to provide funding to qualified       Family Law
nonprofit organizations to implement        Juvenile Law
a neutral site child custody exchange       Labor & Employment Law
program

HB 451 Roorda, Jeff - Requires the          Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose.
juvenile court to publish the time,         Division Judicial Admin.
date, and location of certain juvenile      Juvenile Law                 http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB451.pdf
court proceedings in a court docket
and to post it in a conspicuous and
readily available location in the
courthouse

HB 453 Roorda, Jeff - Creates the           Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose.
Corrections Officer Training Fund,          Criminal Law
authorizes a $5 surcharge to fund it,       Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB453.pdf
and requires corrections officers and
jailers to receive at least 36 hours of
training every three years
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                         Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                         Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

HB 482 Jones, Timothy W.                 Criminal Law                 In scope. Support.
Allows municipal courts to use fees      Division Judicial Admin.
assessed for an appointed counsel                                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionhb482.pdf
fund in addition to a judicial
education fund

Replaced with a Substitute Bill
SCS HCS HB 237, 238 & 82
Check Primary Bill HB237

HB 497 Ervin, Doug                       Health & Hospital Law        In scope only as to provisions relating to admissibility of
Establishes requirements for             Insurance Law                proceedings and records of a patient safety organization.
transparency of health care              Tort Law                     Oppose § 197.571, consistent with recommendation of Special
information and patient safety           Tort Review                  Committee to Review the Status of Tort Law in Missouri. No
                                                                      position on remaining provisions.

                                                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB497.pdf


HB 504 Kander, Jason                     Children & the Law           In scope. Support enforcement of parental rights of service
Requires all court orders regarding      Civil Practice & Procedure   members. Oppose as drafted. Share selected comments
child custody or visitation issued or    Division Judicial Admin.     including those noting conflict with Service Members Civil
modified while either party is in        Family Law                   Relief Act.
active military service and deployed     Juvenile Law
out-of-state to be temporary in nature   Military Law                 http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB504.pdf


HB 516 Hummel, Jacob                     Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support.
Removes health care providers from       Criminal Law
the mandatory exclusion from jury        Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB516.pdf
duty and allows the court to excuse a    Health & Hospital Law
health care provider from jury service
at the court's discretion

HB 522 Fisher, Barney                    Business Law                 In scope. Oppose change to § 287.266, which limits attorneys
Changes the laws regarding workers'      Insurance Law                fees to 15% of any award, lump sum settlement or annuity
compensation and the Second Injury       Workers’ Compensation        settlement against the S.I.F. No position on remaining
Fund                                     Law                          provisions.

                                                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB522.pdf


HB 589 - Talboy, Mike                    Criminal Law                 In scope. Support concept of safeguards in eyewitness
Requires any criminal justice entity                                  identification procedures. Share comments.
that conducts eyewitness
identification procedures to adopt                                    http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB589.pdf
written policies for using an
eyewitness to identify a suspect

HB 630 Wasson, Jay                       Administrative Law           In scope. Oppose.
Allows motor vehicle dealers to          Business Law
charge an administrative fee for         Civil Practice & Procedure   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB630.pdf
certain services in connection with      Criminal Law
sale or lease of a new or used motor     Division Judicial Admin.
vehicle under certain circumstances
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                   Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                   Executive Committee Position

HB 652 - Pratt, Bryan                     Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose as drafted. Share comments.
Defines "certified mail" and "certified   Division Judicial Admin.
mail with return receipt requested" as                                 http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB652.pdf
they relate to Missouri's laws to
include any parcel or letter carried by
a delivery service that offers
electronic tracking

HB 691 - Schaaf, Robert                   Administrative Law           In scope only as to immunity privilege provisions (§§ 6 & 4).
Authorizes the State Board of             Civil Practice & Procedure   Support consistent standards for immunity of public officials.
Registration for the Healing Arts to      Health & Hospital Law
establish an impaired physician           Tort Law                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB691.pdf
program for physicians who may be         Tort Review
impaired due to illness, substance
abuse, or mental condition

HB 735 - Yates, Brian David               Business Law                 In scope. Oppose.
Establishes the Uninsured Motorist        Criminal
Stipulation of Benefits Act of 2009       Taxation Law                 http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB735.pdf
which changes the laws regarding          Tort Law
uninsured motorists                       Tort Review

HB 793 - Grill, Jason                     Family Law                   In scope. Support.
Specifies that a voluntary                Children & the Law
acknowledgment of paternity will be a                                  http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB793.pdf
public record and a copy provided by
the State Registrar upon request and
payment of a fee

HB 821 - Cooper, Robert Wayne             Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose. Provide selected comments.
Allows a first classification county to   Criminal Law
establish a county court                  Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB821.pdf
                                          Local Government Law

HB 832 - Kraus, Will                      Children & the Law           In scope, as it affects previous bar-drafted legislation, Form 14.
Allows a parent to file a family          Civil Practice & Procedure   Support public access to judicial system; Section 13 (6) is
support motion to modify child            Family Law                   unconstitutional. Oppose as drafted. Share comments.
support owed if there is a 20% or
more change in the obligated party's                                   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB832.pdf
income

HB 836 - Curls, Shalonn                   Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support concept of adequate notice to tenants whose
Prohibits any unlawful detainer action    Delivery of Legal Services   rental property has been foreclosed. Provide comments on
to be taken against the tenant until 10   Property Law                 perfected bill.
days after the date of a foreclosure
sale.                                                                  http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB836.pdf



HB 855 - Curls, Shalonn                   Criminal Law                 In scope. Support concept. Share comments.
Requires Department of Corrections        Division Judicial Admin.
to establish Shock Time for Felony                                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB855.pdf
Probationers Program to give courts
an alternative to imposing a sentence
for nonviolent offenders who have
violated their probation
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                   Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                   Executive Committee Position

HB 856 - Curls, Shalonn                   Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose. Recommend increase in small claims court
Specifies that the formal rules of        Division Judicial Admin.     jurisdiction.
discovery as established in Rules 56 -
61 of the Missouri Rules of Civil                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB856.pdf
Procedure will not apply in certain
cases when the defendant is not
represented by counsel

HB 862 - Calloway, Don                    Criminal Law                 In scope. Support adequate funding for public defender and
Limits the number of cases that can be    Division Judicial Admin.     development of proper caseload standards. Share comments.
assigned at any time to any public        Government Attorneys
defender, assistant public defender, or                                http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB862.pdf
deputy public defender to 100

HB 863 - Dixon, Bob                       Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose as drafted. Share comments.
Establishes the Child Witness             Criminal Law
Protection Act that applies to all        Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB863.pdf
children 14 years of age or younger       Family Law
who are testifying in any judicial        Juvenile Law
proceeding

HB 1055 - Pratt, Bryan                    Commercial Law               In scope. Support.
Establishes the Uniform Prudent           Probate & Trust Law
Management of Institutional Funds                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB1055.pdf
Act

HB 1193 Pratt, Bryan -                    Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose.
Establishes the Asbestos and Silica       Division Judicial Admin.
Claims Priorities Act                     Tort Law                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHB1193.pdf
                                          Tort Review

HCR 5 McGhee, Mike                                                     In scope. Oppose.
Disapproves the Missouri Citizens'                                     Skip Walther dissents.
Commission on Compensation for
Elected Officials 2008 salary                                          This bill was acted on by the General Assembly prior to the
recommendations                                                        February 2nd meeting of The Missouri Bar Executive
                                                                       Committee.

                                                                       Testimony in opposition to HCR 5 was presented at public
                                                                       hearing on behalf of The Missouri Bar.

HCR 6 Harris, Belinda                                                  In scope. Oppose.
Disapproves the 2008                                                   Skip Walther dissents.
recommendations of the Missouri
Citizens' Commission on
Compensation of Elected Officials

See HCR 5
                             Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                    Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                            Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                            Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

HJR 10 Cox, Stanley                         Division Judicial Admin.    In scope. Oppose.
Proposes a constitutional amendment
increasing the number of Governor-                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionHJR10.pdf
appointed citizens serving on the
Appellate Judicial Commission and
the number of candidates nominated
for vacancies. Revises the non-
partisan court plan -- similar to last
year’s HJR 49 -- allows Governor to
reject a panel; makes appointments to
nominating commissions subject to
senate confirmation; list of all judicial
applicants will be a public record
See companion bill SJR 9 filed by
Senator Lembke

HJR 12 Yates, Brian David                                               In scope. No Position.
Proposes a constitutional amendment
requiring separate compensation
schedules by the Citizens' Commission
for legislators and other state officials
and judges

SB 37 - Goodman                             Criminal Law                In scope. Support adequate funding of a statewide PD system;
Modifies provisions relating to the                                     support development of proper caseload standards; share
public defender system                                                  concerns about constitutionality of Public Defender’s refusal to
                                                                        represent in post-conviction proceedings.
                                                                        http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB37.pdf

                                                                        Amend position to eliminate reference to post-conviction
                                                                        proceedings.
                                                                        http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarAmendedPositionSB37.pdf



SB 50 - Bray                                                            Not in scope, except for § 290.440.4. Oppose loser pay
Requires equal pay for the same work                                    provisions. Support American Rule.
regardless of gender and establishes a
commission to study wage disparities                                    http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB50.pdf



SB 54 - Days                                Elder Law                   In scope. Support.
Authorizes a court to appoint a             Family Law
standby guardian for a minor or an          Probate & Trust Law         http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB54.pdf
incapacitated adult

SB 140 - Smith                              Criminal Law                In scope. Support concept of enforcing child support payments.
Modifies provisions relating to             Family Law                  Share comments.
criminal nonsupport
                                                                        http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB140.pdf
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

SB 181 - Bartle                           Criminal Law                 In scope. Support concept. Pat Starke opposes.
Gives the judge presiding in a            Div. Jud. Admin.
domestic assault case discretion to       Family Law                   http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionsb181.pdf
disclose information regarding the
defendant which could be used to
identify the victim to avoid protecting
defendant's identity
This bill has been combined with
other bills -- See SB 261

SB 210 - Lembke                           Division Judicial Admin.     In scope. Oppose.
Prohibits the Supreme Court from          Professionalism
establishing or maintaining a                                          http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionsb210.pdf
mandatory state bar association

SB 218 - Ridgeway                         Children & the Law           In scope. Oppose.
Allows jury trials in termination of      Civil Practice & Procedure
parental rights actions                   Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionsb218.pdf
                                          Family Law
                                          Juvenile Law

SB 222 - Goodman                          Drafted by The Missouri      Support.
Modifies the use and disclosure of        Bar Family Law Section
certain personal identification
information in certain documents

SB 336 - Rupp                             Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose.
Creates a legal process for insurance     Insurance Law
companies to contest policy coverage      Tort Law                     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB336.pdf
issues without breaching certain          Tort Review
agreements to their insureds

SB 347 - Mayer                            Drafted by The Missouri      Support
Enacts the Uniform Child Custody          Bar Family Law Section
Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act

SB 468 - Justus                           Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Support concept. Share selected comments.
Requires law enforcement officers to      Criminal Law
enter service information regarding ex    Division Judicial Admin.     http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB468.pdf
parte orders of protection into the       Family Law
Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement          Juvenile Law
system within twenty-four hours

SB 560 - Green - Removes the              Administrative Law           In scope. Oppose.
requirement that commissioners of the     Professionalism
Administrative Hearing Commission                                      http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSB560.pdf
be attorneys

SJR 6 - Lager                                                          In scope. No position.
Modifies procedures by which the
general assembly must approve salary
recommendations from the Citizens'
Commission on the Compensation of
Elected Officials
                            Legislative Positions Taken by The Missouri Bar -- 2009 Session
                                   Links to Bills and Position Memos to Bill Sponsors

                                          Reviewed by Missouri Bar                    Missouri Bar Board of Governors/
Bill Number -- Sponsor -- Summary
                                          Legislative Subcommittees                    Executive Committee Position

SCR 6 - Lager                                                          In scope. Oppose.
Disapproves the 2008 salary                                            Skip Walther dissents.
recommendations of the Citizen's
Commission on Compensation for
Elected Officials
See HCR 5

SJR 3 - Crowell                           Criminal Law                 In scope. Oppose.
Creates exception to prohibition
against laws retrospective in operation                                http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionSJR3.pdf
by allowing certain laws pertaining to
sexual offenders and other felons to
be applied retrospectively

SJR 9 - Lembke                            Division Judicial Admin.     In scope. Oppose.
Proposes constitutional amendments        Local Government Law
modifying the procedures for                                           http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionsjr9.pdf
selection of nonpartisan judges and
provisions relating to judicial
commissions

SJR 10 - Lembke                           Civil Practice & Procedure   In scope. Oppose. Share comments.
Proposes a constitutional amendment       Division Judicial Admin.
modifying who presides over                                            http://members.mobar.org/pdfs/Legislation09/MoBarPositionsjr10.pdf
impeachment trials

								
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