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Missouri Bill #HJR57   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Joint Resolution HJR57
Type:Health Care Freedom
Requested Patriot Action: This bill was introduced in Missouri January 6th 2010. Please contact all of your Missouri Legislators and ask them to co-sponsor and support this bill. This bill was assigned to Committee on General Laws. Please call all the members of this committee and encourage them to pass this bill out to the floor.

Committee Members:

Jones, Timothy 573-751-0562
Scharnhorst, Dwight 573-751-4392
Calloway, Don 573-751-4468
Colona, Mike 573-751-6736
Day, David 573-751-1446
Dougherty, Curt 573-751-6535
Frame, Michael 573-751-4822
Low, Beth 573-751-4485
Nieves, Brian D. 573-751-0549
Parkinson, Mark A. 573-751-2949
Parson, Michael 573-751-1347
Wilson, Kevin 573-751-9781
Wilson, Larry 573-751-1167

Committees: Referred to Special Standing Committee on General Laws
Sponsors: House Sponsor:
Tim Jones 573-751-0562

House Co-Sponsors:
ICET 573-751-1247
NIEVES 573-751-0549
SCHARNHORST 573-751-4392
STREAM 573-751-4069
SCHAAF 573-751-2183
THOMSON 573-751-9465
FUNDERBURK 573-751-2176
BURLISON 573-751-0136
KOENIG 573-751-5568
SMITH 573-751-1688
EMERY 573-751-2165
BIVINS 573-751-9766
SMITH 573-751-2250
KRAUS 573-751-1459
RUZICKA 573-751-4077
COX 573-751-9774
MUNZLINGER 573-751-7985
DENISON 573-751-2210
RICHARD 573-751-2173
JONES (117) 573-751-0562
TILLEY 573-751-1488
WELLS 573-751-1490
WILSON (130) 573-751-9781
DIECKHAUS 573-751-0538
ALLEN 573-751-9765
McNARY 573-751-4183
DUGGER 573-751-2205
McGHEE 573-751-1462
WILSON (119) 573-751-1167
PRATT 573-751-8636
PARKINSON 573-751-2949
ZERR 573-751-3717
DIXON 573-751-9809
STEVENSON 573-751-7082
POLLOCK 573-751-4451
DAY 573-751-1446
MOLENDORP 573-751-2175
GRISAMORE 573-751-1456
RUESTMAN 573-751-9801
BRANDOM 573-751-5471
FLANIGAN 573-751-5458
FISHER (125) 573-751-5388
SCHAD 573-751-2077
GUERNSEY 573-751-4285
RIDDLE 573-751-5226
LARGENT 573-751-1484
BROWN (149)
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: 1/6/2010
Status:Was replaced by HJR48
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Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History:
12/15/2009 Prefiled (H)

01/06/2010 H 10 Read First Time (H)

01/07/2010 H 41 Read Second Time (H)

01/14/2010 Referred: Special Standing Committee on General Laws (H)
House votes:
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Federal reply:
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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