Wednesday, January 07, 2009

95th General Assembly Convenes At Noon


The 1st Session of Missouri's 95th General Assembly will convene today at noon.

Watch the KY3 News @ 10 PREVIEW HERE

392 bills and resolutions have already been filed in the House & Senate.
Last year, not counting appropriation bills, Governor Matt Blunt signed a total of 119 bills.

Presumed Senate Leader Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph will deliver the opening day address in the Upper Chamber after being sworn in at noon.

The session is open to the public and Shields is urging constituents to arrive early. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis on the 3rd floor Senate chamber.

Immediately following the session, Shields will hold a media availability with Majority Floor Leader Kevin Engler of Farmington and Appropriations Chairman Gary Nodler of Joplin in the Bingham Gallery.

Incoming Speaker Ron Richard will preside over the House's opening session, which also begins at noon. Richard is slated to speak to the chamber around 12:30 p.m.

Richard will hold a media availability upon adjournment in the House Lounge around 1:30 p.m.


Stay tuned for full reports live from Jefferson City on KY3 News @ 5, 6 & 10

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