Legislative Update: April 20, 2018

Posted in Updates by on April 25th, 2018

Weekly Update

It was another great week in Jefferson City as ASUM’s legislative priorities continue to move! With only a few weeks left of the legislative session, we’re moving quickly in hopes of passing important legislation benefitting UM System students. With most of our legislation in the Senate, we are extremely optimistic about these bill’s chances of passing!

Platform Updates

Mental health, HB 1419 sponsored by Representative Haefner’s (R-St. Louis County), will be heard on Monday in the Professional Registration Committee.

Our STEM initiative, HB2255, sponsored by Representative Bart Korman (R-Montgomery) and carried by Senator Jay Wasson (R- Christian and Greene), will be heard in the Senate Economic Development Committee on Tuesday.

Our consent education legislation, HB 2234, sponsored by Representative Holly Rehder (R-Scott), has been placed on the House calendar to be perfected in the coming weeks. We are optimistic this legislation will move quickly through the House and into the Senate.

Legislative Update: April 6, 2018

Posted in Updates by on April 6th, 2018

Weekly Update

After two weeks away from the Capitol for spring break, ASUM is back in Jefferson City for the final month of the legislative session!

During the break, the House of Representatives restored funding for the higher education budget from which the Governor proposed significant cuts. This was a win for all UM System students! In the coming weeks, ASUM will continue working to ensure the security of higher education funding in the Senate.

Platform Updates

On Wednesday, our mental health and STEM initiatives were both perfected on the House floor. This is the final step before the bills head to the Senate! Our mental health bill, HB 2354, was amended onto Rep. Haefner’s (R-St. Louis County) HB 1419 on the House floor by Representative Keith Frederick (R-Rolla). This allowed our initiative to get further in the legislative process by attaching onto another mental health related bill. Our STEM initiative, HB2255, sponsored by Representative Bart Korman (R-Montgomery) was also perfected on the floor. With both bills headed to the Senate, we are optimistic these bills have a shot at becoming law this year!

Our consent education legislation, HB 2234, sponsored by Representative Holly Rehder (R-Scott), is expected to be perfected on the floor in the coming weeks. We are optimistic this legislation will move quickly through the House and into the Senate.

Other News

UM System students present research in the Capitol rotunda

ASUM interns also visited with UM System students in the Capitol on Thursday to present undergraduate research projects. Our team learned a lot from these impressive students! These presentations further show the importance of a UM System degree and students’ value to our state. Congratulations, students!

Legislative Update: March 16, 2018

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Weekly Update This week at the capitol was busy, as the legislature worked to wrap up budget decisions before their spring break. With many of our platforms in the final stages of the House process, ASUM is excited about the progress our legislation has made so far! The team will be back to work following […]

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Legislative Update: March 8, 2018

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Weekly Update Roughly halfway through the 2018 Legislative Session, ASUM is working as hard as ever to advocate on behalf of the UM System Students. On Monday, our STEM Initiative (HB 2255) passed out of the House Rules- Administrative Oversight committee. As HB 2255 gets closer to a House Floor hearing, Legislative Interns are working […]

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Legislative Update: March 1, 2018

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Weekly Update With session ramping up, ASUM has been busy keeping on top of our legislation’s progress. Both Consent Education and the STEM Initiative continue to fly through the legislative process! Several ASUM members testified in House committee hearings this week on various issues relating to students. On Monday, legislative intern Jennifer Mossgraber (UMSL) testified […]

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Legislative Update: February 15, 2018

Posted in Updates by on February 19th, 2018

Student Leader Lobby Day ASUM had a very busy week in Jefferson City this week with the annual Student Leader Lobby Day and two of our bills receiving hearings in House committees. It’s all hands on deck as session is heating up and all of our legislation is moving full speed ahead. On Tuesday, student leaders […]

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Legislative Update: January 26, 2018

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This week at the Capitol, ASUM leadership and interns were hard at work. With the Governor releasing his proposed budget and several of ASUM’s platforms up and running, this was a busy week! With a tight budget, interns will be working diligently in the coming weeks to maintain funding for higher education and the University […]

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Legislative Update: January 19th, 2018

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During the first week of classes, ASUM leadership and interns were in the Capitol working to get our platforms moving in the legislative process. We are excited to announce that our Consent Education platform officially has a bill sponsor in the House of Representatives. Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Scott), agreed to carry the bill in the […]

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Across the Aisle Trivia Night

Posted in Events by on April 20th, 2016

“Across the Aisle” Trivia begins in the Carver/Turner room (on the second floor of Havener) on Wednesday, April 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Be there early because it’s going to be HUGE! Do you like trivia? Attend the first annual “Across the Aisle” Trivia Night hosted by the College Democrats, College Republicans, and […]

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Dinner with Sarah Steelman

Posted in Updates by on March 1st, 2016