motivating factor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Senate sends workplace discrimination measure to Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-sends-workplace-discrimination-measure-gov-nixon <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has sent the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/BillSummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">House version of the workplace discrimination bill </a>to<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon</a>.</p><p>Senate Democrats spent five hours&nbsp;Wednesday blocking the bill before sitting down.&nbsp; Today, there was no debate, only a 23 to 8 straight party-line vote.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem12.htm">&nbsp;Brad Lager </a>(R,&nbsp;Savannah) handled the bill in the Senate.&nbsp; He says he fully expects&nbsp;the governor, a Democrat,&nbsp;to veto the bill. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:21:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate sends workplace discrimination measure to Gov. Nixon Workplace discrimination bills getting attention in Mo. House, Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/workplace-discrimination-bills-getting-attention-mo-house-senate <p>Legislation that would change Missouri&rsquo;s definition on workplace discrimination is getting attention this week on both sides of the Missouri General Assembly.</p><p>On Monday,<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219"> the House version of the bill </a>was approved by that chamber&rsquo;s Workforce Development Committee.&nbsp; Under the bill, discrimination would have to be a motivating factor in any action taken against an employee, not a contributing factor as it is now.&nbsp; Democrat<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=80&amp;year=2012">&nbsp;Sylvester Taylor of&nbsp;North County </a>voted against the bill in committee. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:31:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2920 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Workplace discrimination bills getting attention in Mo. House, Senate