Tag: Sen. Brian Munzlinger

Senate committee signs off on asbestos, venue and joinder bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two House tort reform bills are now making their way through the Senate, passing out of the Senate Committee on Government Reform on Wednesday. With two votes of 5-2 each, the committee signed off both HB 1645, Rep. Bruce DeGroot’s measure dealing with asbestos claims, and HB 1578, Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s venue and joinder legislation. Both bills passed the House in March and now look to the Senate for approval. DeGroot’s […]

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Applauds House Passage of Lawsuit Reform Bill, Encourages Passage of Legislation in Senate

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has released the following statement thanking the House for perfecting Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer’s HB1578 and encouraging the Senate to pass Sen. Brian Munzlinger’s SB546, a similar bill currently awaiting a vote. “I applaud the House for taking a step to rid our state of junk lawsuits by perfecting HB1578.  This legislation includes commonsense venue reforms that will prevent out-of-state attorneys from abusing Missouri’s court system, as they […]

Munzlinger honored with Peter Myers Distinguished Service Award

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A little over six months ago, Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said at the Missouri State Fair that Sen. Brian Munzlinger may be best Agriculture Committee chair in Missouri history. “He has such trust and respect that people go to him wanting to bounce off legislation, how it would affect ag how it would not,” he stated. “Because when he generally sponsors something or co-sponsors, it generally passes without a […]

Munzlinger’s hemp bill heard in committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A crop that can be used to make rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation, biofuel and more currently cannot be grown in Missouri. And Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, is trying — for the third time — to fix that. “This is one of the oldest crops known to man,” Munzlinger said. The Constitution was printed on hemp paper, money use to be printed on hemp paper, because of the durability […]