JC/DC ACTION ALERT: April 28, 2020 Session Begins Again!

Dear Advocates for ALL children,

Missouri lawmakers were back in Jefferson City yesterday as they restarted the 2020 Legislative session!  This session, like most of our lives, has been on “pause” as we all navigate the COVID-19 version of our lives.  The first and utmost priority for Missouri lawmakers will be the budget for fiscal year 2020 that begins July 1st. The House budget plan released Saturday includes no cuts to the K-12 foundation formula but it does present a $17 million cut to student transportation.

Many bills in the House and Senate are “scheduled” to be heard as the legislation session resumes.  It is not completely clear to us what may or may not be heard as this session continues.  Your Missouri PTA Legislative Team wants to remind all fellow public education advocates of our priorities and watch list.  It is still vital that we keep these bills visible as their underlying purposes concern public education.

The following House Bills are on the schedule or have recent activity:

HB 1483 We support

HB 1568 We support

HB 1682 We support

HB 1733 We oppose

HB 1808 We support

HB 2068 We oppose

HB 2317 We support

The following Senate Bills are on the schedule or have recent activity:

SB 525 We oppose

SB 581 We oppose

SB 590 We support

SB 640 We oppose

SB 649 We oppose

SB 764 We support

SB 802 We support

SB 885 We support

Continue to watch your email for updates via JCDC Action Alerts and follow Missouri PTA on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with budget and legislative news.  We will work to keep you informed!

In this together for ALL children,

Kristina Wilmoth

VP & Director of Legislation and Advocacy

Missouri PTA