Legislative Update – from March , 2013
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M E G A V O T E
February 3, 2014
In this MegaVote for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes -
* Senate: Federal Flood Insurance Premiums – Passage
* House: Federal Abortion Funding – Passage
* House: Farm Programs Conference Report – Passage
Upcoming Congressional Bills -
* Senate: Farm Programs Conference Report
* House: GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act
Recent Senate Votes:
Federal Flood Insurance Premiums – Passage
Vote Passed (67-32, 1 Not Voting)
Senators on Thursday voted to delay increases to premiums billed by the National Flood Insurance Program until after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completes a study on flood insurance affordability. The bill would require FEMA to certify its flood mapping approach before certain rate changes are made and would allow insurance agents and brokers to sell insurance in multiple states without additional licensing.
Sen. Roy Blunt voted
Sen. Claire McCaskill voted
Recent House Votes:
Federal Abortion Funding – Passage
Vote Passed (227-188, 1 Present, 15 Not Voting)
On Tuesday, House members passed a bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds, facilities, or staff to provide abortion services, except in cases of rape or incest and for saving the life of the mother. The District of Columbia would also be prohibited from using local funds for covering abortion procedures.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler voted
Farm Programs Conference Report – Passage
Vote Passed (251-166, 14 Not Voting)
The House voted to adopt the conference report on the five-year agricultural and nutritional programs bill on Wednesday, bringing to a close a six-month standoff between it and the Senate. The compromise conference report bridged differences between the chambers on Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program funding levels and direct payments to farm owners, the two most contentious issues holding up the bill’s final passage. The conference report cuts SNAP benefits by $8 billion over 10 years and replaces direct payment programs with new subsidy and crop insurance programs to cover farm revenue losses.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler voted
Farm Programs Conference Report – HR2642
Senators will consider the conference report to accompany the farm bill on Monday.
GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act – HR357
On Monday, the House will consider a bill allowing veterans attending state-supported colleges and universities to pay in-state tuition regardless of their original state of residency.
David Wood – Dist. 058 firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-2077 (Morgan, Miller)
Diane Franklin – Dist. 123 email@example.com 573-751-1119 (Camden)
Rocky Miller – Dist. 124 firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-3604 (Camden, Miller)
Mike Kehoe – Dist. 6 email@example.com 573-751-2076 (Miller, Morgan)
Dan Brown – Dist. 16 firstname.lastname@example.org 573-751-5713 (Camden)
Mike Paron – Dist. 28 email@example.com 573-751-8793 (Benton)
Camden County Commissioners
Kris Franken – Pres. Comm Kris_Franken@Camdenmo.org 573-346-4440 ext 1240
Cliff Luber – Dist. 2 Cliff_Luber@camdenmo.org “
Bev Thomas – Dist. 1 Beverly_Thomas@camdenmo.org “
Benton County Commissioner 660-438-7406
Miller County Commissioner 573-369-1900
Morgan County Commissioner 573-378-4643
U.S. House of Representatives
Blaine Luetkemeyer – Dist 3 firstname.lastname@example.org 202-225-2956 & 573-635-7232
Vicky Hartzler – Dist. 4 email@example.com 202-225-2876 & 573-442-9311
Roy Blunt firstname.lastname@example.org 202-224-5721 & 573-442-8151
Claire McCaskill email@example.com 202-224-6154
Log your representatives on speed dial and in your “contact list.” Have them ready in case you need to call or write to them.
Agenda 21: SB 265, Sonsored by Sen. Nieves (573-751-3678) briefly states:
SB 265 – This act prohibits the state and any political subdivision from implementing any policy recommendations that infringe on private property rights without due process and are traceable to Agenda 21 adopted in 1992 by the United Nations or any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the federal or state constitutions.
In addition, this act prohibits the state and any political subdivision from entering into an agreement with, expending any money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to any organization accredited and enlisted by the United Nations to assist in the implementation of Agenda 21.
Education bill: SB 210, Sponsored by Sen. Lamping (573-751-2514) & Nieves briefly states:
SB 210 – This act prohibits the State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from implementing the Common Core State Standards for public schools developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative or any other statewide education standards without the approval of the General Assembly.
2nd Amendment rights (right to bear arms): SB 325, sponsored by Sen. Nieves (573-751-3678) states:
SB 325 – This act lists various declarations of the Missouri General Assembly regarding the United States Constitution and the scope of the federal government’s authority. In addition, this act declares that federal supremacy does not apply to federal laws that restrict or prohibit the manufacture, ownership, and use of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition within the state because such laws exceed the scope of the federal government’s authority. Laws necessary for the regulation of the land and the United States Armed Forces are excluded from the types of federal firearms laws that exceed federal authority.
This act declares as invalid all federal laws that infringe on the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. Some laws declared invalid under this act include the Gun Control Acts of 1934 and 1968, certain taxes, certain registration and tracking laws, certain prohibitions on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a specific type of firearm, and confiscation orders.
This act declares that it is the duty of the courts and law enforcement agencies to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
Under this act, no public officer or state employee has the authority to enforce firearms laws declared invalid by the act. Any federal official, agent or employee who enforces any of the laws declared invalid under the act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Any Missourian who has been subject to an enforcement action involving any of the laws declared invalid by this act has a private cause of action for declaratory judgment and damages against any person or entity attempting to enforce the law.
This act is identical to HB 436 (2013).
Food for thought:
Title 10 U.S. Code 311(a) (relating to SB 325) States:
10 USC § 311 – Militia: composition and classes
(a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b)The classes of the militia are—
(1)the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
Title 18 U.S. Code 241 Conspiracy against rights
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
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This service is free as our taxes pay for these publications. It will take about a week to get your copy.
Bob Parker on Agenda 21: check out his web site below: http://ozarkspropertyrightscongress.com/category/conferences Bob won his fight when a heritage group from the UN wanted to take over 13 counties in SE Missouri to save our heritage stories. It involved several counties and thousands of miles of MO property. At Bob’s own expense he informed the County Commissioners of the international take over with non representation and higher taxes required by a group sponsored by the UN. HB42 was proposed by Lyle Rowland, “prohibits the state and all political subdivisions from adopting or implementing UN or international environmental developmental policies that infringe or restrict private property rights without due process.” Lets back this bill, call your reps and demand that it should go forward.
Earl Williamson on Fair Tax: WWW.Politicalchips.org
Check out his web site, its a strongly conservative principled group. Their purpose is to formulate, support, and promote initiatives based upon the principles of free market enterprise, limited government, freedom-of-choice, personal responsibility, and personal accountability.
Frieda Keough on Paper ballots: spoke on voter fraud in St. Louis, irregularities, 28 townships voters list reflected 21 Dem. And 22 Rep dominant townships yet only 11 were counted. They found that many pets and the dead voted in the last election. Voter rules are corrupted and the move to the paper ballots is needed. She said that a voter ID law is needed as it would eliminate a lot of these problems. The Organization “Missourians for Honest Elections” needs help.
Marc Perez on 2nd Amendment: spoke about gun control. HB170 was introduced 11/17/2013 by Casey Guernsey and co sponsored by Paul Curtman was referred to “General Laws” committee. It “specifies that a federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable.” If you believe in the 2nd amend. call your representatives, and let them know you support this bill that it should be reviewed by the committee and go forward for a vote.
He also requests that we call our senators and ask them to vote down SB 124, requiring schools to report parents with guns. Parents will be required to write to their school and let them know they, the parents, own a firearm. The parent or guardian will be fined if they do not notify the school and additional fines will be added if they are found guilty of negligent storage of a firearm and have failed to notify ownership of firearms. A GUN FREE ZONE IS ALSO A KILL ZONE. Support impeachment if gun control by Executive Order and the Federal Government ignores our Constitution.
Matthew Silber on 10th Amendment: Check out his web site
Amendment X: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the People.” He believes the Federal Govt. has over stepped its bounds and that the States should start enforcing the 10th amend. He was backed by the “Oath Keepers” and several other groups along with some teachers who believe they should be allowed CCW on school premises.
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