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Missouri Bill #HCR 13   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:Sovereignty of States HCR 13
Type:State Sovereignty
Requested Patriot Action: The Sovereignty Resolution (HCR-13) is stuck in the Senate Rules Committee.

We need to put pressure on every member of this committee to get this bill out to the floor. The house has already passed this bill so take no prisoners with respect to this Senate Committee.
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Committees: Assigned Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee - Stuck

Name District
Kevin Engler 3rd, Chairman
Gary Nodler 32nd, Vice-Chairman
Norma Champion 30th
Charlie Shields 34th
Joan Bray 24th
Tim Green 13th

Assigned House Rules Committee - Passed
Sponsors: House Sponsor:

Jim Guest 573-751-0246

House Co-sponsor

Doug Ervin 573-751-2238

Session Schedule: In Session Jan 2010 - May 30, 2010

According to Article III, Section 20 of the Missouri Constitution, the General Assembly must convene on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January following the state general election.

The General Assembly may provide by law for the introduction of bills during the period between the first day of December and the first Wednesday after the first Monday of January.

Regular sessions continue until the legislature's adjournment at midnight on May 30.
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Date Introduced: 1/22/2009
Status:Stuck in House Rules Committee
Passed House committee:
Passed Senate committee:
Passed Senate:Y
Passed House:Y
Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session

Activity History for HCR13

As of July 9, 2009, 4:10 pm

Date Jrn Pg Activity Description
01/22/2009 H 136 Offered (H)
01/29/2009 H 194 Referred: Real ID and Personal Privacy (H)
02/10/2009 Public Hearing Completed (H)
02/18/2009 Executive Session Completed (H)
02/18/2009 Voted Do Pass (H)
02/18/2009 H 347 - 348 Reported Do Pass (H)
02/18/2009 H 347 - 348 Referred: Rules - Pursuant to Rule 25(32)(f)(H)
03/10/2009 Rules - Executive Session Completed (H)
03/10/2009 Rules - Voted Do Pass (H)
03/10/2009 H 536 Rules - Reported Do Pass (H)
03/23/2009 H 617 Adopted (H)
03/23/2009 S 654 - 655 Reported to The Senate (S)
03/24/2009 S 689 Referred: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics (S)
04/06/2009 Public Hearing Scheduled (S)
04/07/2009 Public Hearing Held (S)

The activity can be referenced in the House or Senate Journal. The JRN PG column indicates the H-House or S-Senate journal printed for that activity date and the page number for the activity.

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State constitution: Missouri State Constitution

Article I

Section 1. That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.

Section 2. That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.

Section 3. That the people of this state have the inherent, sole and exclusive right to regulate the internal government and police thereof, and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided such change be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.

Section 4. That Missouri is a free and independent state, subject only to the Constitution of the United States; that all proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States qualifying or affecting the individual liberties of the people or which in any wise may impair the right of local self-government belonging to the people of this state, should be submitted to conventions of the people.

Section 5. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; that no human authority can control or interfere with the rights of conscience; that no person shall, on account of his religious persuasion or belief, be rendered ineligible to any public office or trust or profit in this state, be disqualified from testifying or serving as a juror, or be molested in his person or estate; but this section shall not be construed to excuse acts of licentiousness, nor to justify practices inconsistent with the good order, peace or safety of the state, or with the rights of others.

Section 6. That no person can be compelled to erect, support or attend any place or system of worship, or to maintain or support any priest, minister, preacher or teacher of any sect, church, creed or denomination of religion; but if any person shall voluntarily make a contract for any such object, he shall be held to the performance of the same.

Section 7. That no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion, or in aid of any priest, preacher, minister or teacher thereof, as such; and that no preference shall be given to nor any discrimination made against any church, sect or creed of religion, or any form of religious faith or worship.

Section 8. That no law shall be passed impairing the freedom of speech, no matter by what means communicated: that every person shall be free to say, write or publish, or otherwise communicate whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuses of that liberty; and that in all suits and prosecutions for libel or slander the truth thereof may be given in evidence; and in suits and prosecutions for libel the jury, under the direction of the court, shall determine the law and the facts.

Section 9. That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances by petition or remonstrance.

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