Must Read- May 9, 2014: Buddy Benches, Removed from Committee

CREATED May 9, 2014 - UPDATED: May 9, 2014

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NFL Draft:
Some are saying that if Michael Sam, who is gay, is not drafted it will be bad publicity for the NFL. 

Missouri Politics:
An amendment was added to House Bill 1124 to target businesses like Tesla Motors who direct-sale to people, bypassing auto dealerships. 

Democrat State Rep. Keith English was removed from several of the committees he sat on after his vote to override Gov. Nixon's veto on tax cuts- Senate Bill 509. 

HB1557- Specifies that any person found to have committed a traffic violation based solely on evidence obtained from an automated traffic enforcement system shall have no points assessed on his or her license, allows a truck with a gross weight over 48,000 pounds to drive in the far left-hand lane of any Missouri highway, freeway, or expressway, requires MODOT to issue emergency utiltiy response permits to allow motor carriers to transport equipment following a disaster  

HB2077- Creates the Surplus Reserve Fund  

HB2126- Specifies that an individual who is occupying private property under the authority of the property owner shall be permitted to use deadly force in certain situations  

HB2141- Modifies measurement standards and tax rates for compressed and liquefied natural gas as a motor fuel  

HB2125- Changes the laws regarding public health

HB1308- Expands the Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program to include forgivable loans 

Buddy Benches:
Benches are being placed in 10 Springfield schools to help combat bullying.