Information Regarding the Missouri Legislature - 2014
Information Regarding the Missouri Legislature
97th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
HOUSE: 163 Representatives—109 Republicans and 53 Democrats (1 vacancy).
SENATE: 34 Senators—24 Republicans and 10 Democrats.
Tim Jones—Speaker Tom Dempsey—President pro tem
Denny Hoskins—Speaker pro tem Ron Richard—Floor Leader
John Diehl—Floor Leader & Speaker-elect (2015) Mike Kehoe—Asst. Floor Leader
Mike Cierpiot—Asst. Floor Leader Brian Nieves—Majority Whip
Sandy Crawford—Majority Whip Jolie Justus—Minority Floor Leader
Jacob Hummel—Minority Floor Leader “Kiki” Curls—Asst. Minority Floor Leader
Gail McCann Beatty—Asst. Minority Floor
John Rizzo—Minority Whip
December 2, 2013—Pre-filing of bills commences
January 8, 2014—Session convenes at noon
January 20—Martin Luther King Holiday—no session
February 27—Last day for introduction of Senate bills
March 13—In Senate, last day to report Senate Consent bills (no House schedule yet)
Spring Break commences upon adjournment
March 24—Spring Break ends; both chambers convene at 4:00 p.m. (subject to change)
April 15—In Senate, last day to report House Consent bills (no House schedule yet)
April 21—Easter Monday—no session
May 9—Appropriation bills must be Truly Agreed and Finally Passed by 6:00 p.m.
May 16—Session adjourns at 6:00 p.m.
July 14—Last date for Governor to sign or veto bills (bills neither signed nor vetoed are “deemed approved”)
August 5—Primary election day
August 28—Effective date of approved bills (unless emergency bills or other date in bill)
September 10—Veto Session
November 4—General election day
December 1, 2014—Pre-filing of bills commences