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HB 544 - Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds - Missouri Key Vote

Luke Scavuzzo voted Yea (Introduced) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (86-71) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that establishes a new joint legislative committee to provide oversight of federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("stimulus bill"), establishes a website for public reporting of state expenditures, and guarantees each member of the Legislature a key to the state capitol building.

-Establishes the Joint Committee on Recovery Accountability and Transparency to oversee federal funds from the "stimulus bill," consisting of two members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, and two members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one from the majority party and one from the minority party (Sec. A). -Establishes the following duties of the Committee (Sec. A):
    -Review the reporting of contracts and grants to ensure they meet applicable standards and specify the purpose of the contract or grant and measures of performance; -Review whether competition requirements for contracts and grants have been met; -Determine whether federal funds should be utilized to purchase back a portion of the state's unredeemed tax credits at a discount rate; -Review funds to determine whether wasteful spending, poor contract or grant management, or other abuses are occurring, and if the Committee determines that such abuses are occurring, refer the matters for investigation to the Attorney General; -Submit annual reports to the Governor and the Legislature on its findings; and -Make recommendations to agencies on how to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.
-Specifies that the Committee may issue subpoenas to individuals other than federal officers or employees (Sec. A). -Requires the Commissioner of Administration to establish a free website consisting of an "easy-to-search database" of state spending that must be updated each business day (Sec. A). -Requires the Commissioner of Administration to distribute keys to the state capitol building to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives (Sec. A). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on General Laws.


Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (143-10) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (150-6) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds

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  • Jason T. Smith (MO - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Walter R. 'Walt' Bivins Jr. (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen Brandom (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan W. Brown (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark J. Bruns (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric W. Burlison (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wayne Cooper (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David 'Dave' Day (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott D. Dieckhaus (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. Diehl Jr. (MO - N) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Dixon (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Edgar G. H. 'Ed' Emery (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ward Franz (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chuck Gatschenberger (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Denny L. Hoskins (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Icet (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy W. Jones (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Kelly (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew Koenig (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sara N. Lampe (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike McGhee (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian Munzlinger (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob 'Bob' Nance (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian D. Nieves (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark A. Parkinson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Darrell Pollock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bryan Pratt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald F. 'Ron' Richard (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Rob' Schaaf (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney Schad (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dwight Scharnhorst (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Schlottach (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shane Schoeller (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bryan Preston Stevenson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick Stream (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Thomson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven Tilley (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Viebrock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Wells (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry D. Wilson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian David Yates (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
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