District 120 Capitol Report | June 11, 2015

Time Capsule Unveiling & Protecting Children
Next month, a new Missouri time capsule will be placed to honor the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone and the Governor’s Office is inviting Missourians to weigh in on what should be included. The new time capsule will include items representing Missouri government, technology, sports and culture and remain sealed until the 200th anniversary of the Capitol. Missourians can submit their ideas online at Mo.gov/TimeCapsule or on Twitter using  #MoTimeCapsule until midnight on June 20. The individual or individuals whose submissions are chosen will be recognized with their names placed with the items in the time capsule.

In 1915, a time capsule was placed when the Capitol cornerstone was dedicated. Gov. Nixon will unveil the original time capsule and announce the contents of the new time capsule at a ceremony on Friday, July 3 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Missouri State Capitol’s cornerstone. The event will be held on the south side of the Capitol steps at 1 p.m.
Also, as promised, over the next several weeks I will summarize some of the bills that have been “Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed” during the First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly.

This week I would like to discuss SB 174 and SB 341. The legislature moved this session to create the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program” through SB 174 which helps Missourians save for the long-term needs of a child with disabilities.

Also, SB 341 takes several steps to ensure young people in Missouri are raised in safe and healthy environments. The bill will require licensed child care centers to follow current safe sleep standards recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under the age of one.

You may read in more detail about what is happening at your Capitol below.

As always, I will work diligently and tirelessly for you as your State Representative.

-Jason

Time Capsule Unveiling
Next month, a new Missouri time capsule will be placed to honor the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone and the Governor’s Office is inviting Missourians to weigh in on what should be included. The new time capsule will include items representing Missouri government, technology, sports and culture and remain sealed until the 200th anniversary of the Capitol. Missourians can submit their ideas online at Mo.gov/TimeCapsule or on Twitter using  #MoTimeCapsule  until midnight on June 20. The individual or individuals whose submissions are chosen will be recognized with their names placed with the items in the time capsule. In 1915, a time capsule was placed when the Capitol cornerstone was dedicated. According to records, the time capsule includes copies of St. Louis, Kansas City and Jefferson City newspapers, a history of Missouri, and a copy of the amendment to the state constitution authorizing the construction of the new capitol, among other items. Gov. Nixon will unveil the original time capsule and announce the contents of the new time capsule at a ceremony on Friday, July 3 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Missouri State Capitol’s cornerstone. The event will be held on the south side of the Capitol steps at 1 p.m.

Protecting Children
The legislature moved this session to create the “Missouri Achieving a Better Life Experience Program” through SB 174 which helps Missourians save for the long-term needs of a child with disabilities. Under the bill, a participant may make tax-deductible contributions to an account established for the purpose of financing the qualified disability expenses of a designated beneficiary. The bill is meant to help people with disabilities achieve economic independence and greater financial security, and help them become less reliant on other public programs, while still being able to access necessary supports and services to live independently in their own homes and communities.

Also, SB 341 takes several steps to ensure young people in Missouri are raised in safe and healthy environments. The bill will require licensed child care centers to follow current safe sleep standards recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under the age of one. The bill also requires all public, private, and parochial day care centers, preschools, and nursery schools to notify parents or guardians, upon request, of whether there are children at the facility with an immunization exemption.

The legislation also gives the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services authority to take action when it receives a report of a child under 14 with problem sexual behavior exhibiting inappropriate behavior against another child. Current law allows the division to investigate only abuse allegations against adults and other teens.

Visits Around the State
This week I traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Missouri Economic Development Council Annual Conference. This was a great opportunity to meet with consultants across the state and collaborate with other legislators on how to bolster corporate investment in Missouri, among other economic development building ideas.
I was also honored to attend an Adopt An Innovator Luncheon in Cuba this week. These meetings are an ongoing series of events that allow for community collaboration and motivation to make our community one of the best in the state.

Special Events
Jacques Thibaud Trio Wine Cellar Concert— June 13th, 2015, 6:30 PM. Bend Vineyard, 1942 Highway T in Steelville, Missouri.
Brewer Science will continue its tradition of supporting the arts with a wine cellar performance by the internationally known Jacques Thibaud Trio from Berlin, Germany.
“We are excited to bring the Jacques Thibaud String Trio to Steelville and showcase their music in a truly unique venue,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, founder and CEO of Brewer Science.  “These musicians are exceptional masters of their craft, and we are delighted to help bring their talents to our region.  We are looking forward to experiencing an extraordinary evening of music and welcoming the trio to one of our regions best’s vineyards.”

Dr. Brewer has made it a mission for Brewer Science to encourage employees to seek out arts of all kinds to inspire creativity in their work and personal lives.
On June 13, 2015, three of the world’s finest chamber musicians will bring chamber music to the wine cellar of Peaceful Bend Vineyard, located in Steelville, MO. The Jacques Thibaud String Trio is comprised of Hannah Strijbos, viola; Burkhard Maiss, violin; and Bogdan Jianu, cello.  The original international trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994.  The newest member, violist Hannah Strijbos, joined the group in 2012.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm, and the concert will begin at 8 pm on Saturday, June 13, at Peaceful Bend Vineyard, 1942 Highway T in Steelville, Missouri.  Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at Peaceful Bend Vineyard, Kent Jewelry, or Arts Rolla.  Seating is limited.  For more information about this concert, contact Peaceful Bend Vineyard at 573-775-3000.

Missouri State Capitol Time Capsule Unveiling—July 3, 2015 at 1 PM. South Lawn, Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO
A 100-year-old time capsule was removed June 9, 2015 from the cornerstone of the Missouri State Capitol Building. Gov. Jay Nixon will unveil the original time capsule and announce the contents of the new time capsule at a ceremony Friday, July 3, 2015 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Missouri State Capitol’s cornerstone. The event will be held on the south side of the Capitol steps at 1 p.m.

Missouri Mission of Mercy Free Dental Services — July 31-Aug 1, Doors Open at 5 AM. Hearnes Center Field House, 600 E Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65211
MOMOM is a large scale dental clinic to provide free oral healthcare to patients of all ages who cannot otherwise afford care. The free services will be held at the Hearnes Center Field House, 600 E Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65211. DENTAL SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE: Cleanings • Fillings • Extractions. We will NOT be providing crowns, bridges or dentures. CLINIC DOORS OPEN AT 5 AM. Arrive early as the clinic is first come first serve until we reach capacity. Expect a LONG DAY. Open to both adults and children. NO CHILD CARE AVAILABLE. Please read the Patient FAQs available online at http://www.momom.org. It will explain, in greater detail, how the event is conducted and what you should expect to experience at MOMOM 2015. For more information visit http://www.momom.org.

Facts & Figures
Each week you can find an interesting fact or figure here on how Missouri measures up to other states and the U.S. government: State beer excise tax rates range from $0.02 in WY, and $0.06 here in MO, to $1.29 in TN.

I am committed to serve the constituents of the 120th District, so please feel free to contact my office anytime at 573-751-1688. Your District 120 Capitol office is 201 W Capitol Ave, Rm 115H, Jefferson City, MO 65101. If you wish to unsubscribe from this report, please email Dylan Bryant at dylan.bryant@house.mo.gov

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