Lawmakers to debate medical marijuana, campaign limits this week

The Missouri General Assembly is poised for committee hearings on medical marijuana, campaign contribution limits, police body cameras, tax cuts and daylight saving time this week.

On Monday, the House Emerging Issues Committee will discuss HB 2213, which would allow the state to issue up to 30 licenses for medical cannabis centers and 30 licenses for medical cannabis cultivation and production facilities. Lawmakers considered the bill last year before ultimately taking a pass.

Lawmakers will also discuss whether to do away with daylight saving time (HJR 60), though a change in Missouri would only take place if two adjacent states also adopt the same proposal.

On Tuesday, the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee will debate SB 570, which would impose a $5,000 limit on donations to candidates for statewide office, $2,500 limits for state senators and $1,250 limits for state representatives.

Wednesday’s discussions will include a Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee hearing on SB 628, which would mandate that police officers in cities with populations larger than 100,000 wear body cameras at all times while on duty and in uniform.

On Thursday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee will discuses a proposal, SB 574, to double the $620 million in personal income and business income tax cuts passed two years ago.

Read more: Kansas City Star


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