This is our dedicated Legislative Update page. As legislative bills concerning water and wastewater utilities come forth, we will do our best to keep you updated and informed. We will also use this area of the MRWA website to post National Headlines that impact rural water and wastewater utilities across the country. Below is an updated list of new legislative bills MRWA is tracking. Simply click on the HB # or SB # to go directly to each bill’s webpage. We encourage you to get to know your legislators and let them know how proposed legislation affects you and the operation of your utility. Click seals to find your State Senator or State Representative.
21 April 2017 Legislative Activity Update
It appears that the Missouri legislature has stalled and most every legislative effort has stalled likewise. The State Budget is the main topic now and must be resolved. Friday, May 12th, 6:00 p.m., is the end of session, and that leaves them exactly three weeks from today to get everything accomplished.
MRWA thinks that the Budget will be about a two-week subject, therefore, if any of the other legislation that we’ve been watching begins to move it will be because it gets pulled through the final vacuum of legislation.
- Board Training Renewal….stalled right now,
- Prevailing Wage…….not taken up, stalled right now,
- Net Metering…………stalled right now,
- Landlord Responsibility……no hearing,
- Adverse Possession……not assigned to any committee,
- Cell Phone Towers…stalled right now.
What all this means is that should the budget be completed, then these bills may begin to move. Present climate…..nothing is going anywhere. We will continue to watch. You are welcome to join us for our Jefferson City Day next week, 27 April 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City with guest speaker, Senator Dan Hegeman (pictured right). Afterwards, we will visit the Capitol and visit with our legislators. Check out the registration for Jefferson City Day on our homepage calendar!!!
Updated Senate Bills 2-3-17
SB 372 Reduction in State Administration
SB 384 Public Service Commission and Public Utilities
SB 389 Initiative Petitions
Updated House Bills 2-3-17
HB 798 Taxes, Fees, Licenses, and Levys
Updated House Bills 1-23-17
HB 640 Agricultural land acquired through eminent domain
HB 656 Uniform wireless communication infrastructure deployment act
Updated House Bills 1-13-17
HB 527 Customer Utility Protection Act
HB 545 Public Bonds
HB 548 Public Funds for Lobbying Activities
HB 566 Competitive Bids
Updated Senate Bills 1-13-17
SB 270 Public Utilities
SB 281 PWSD Board Member Training
HB 343 Customer Notification
HB 353 Non-Election Successions
HB 360 Threatening Building Security
HB 383 Delinquent Utility Payments
HB 424 Missouri Sunshine Law
HB 432 Election Costs
HB 475 Prevailing Wage (Public Works projects less than $ 500,000)
HB 476 Prevailing Wage Exemption
HB 478 Eminent Domain