A committee substitute to a broader elections bill in the Missouri House now includes a section that would move the Show-Me state's presidential primary from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. The bill, HB 121, is sponsored by the same representative -- House Elections Committee chair, Tony Dugger (R) -- as the other state House measure designed to shift the date on which the presidential primary is held. At this point, both HB 121 and HB 503 have emerged with favorable reports from committee and the only difference between the two bills in terms of election dates is that the former seemingly eliminates the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February as a date on which general municipal elections can be held. The latter leaves that February date as an option. In terms of the presidential primary, though, the intent is the same; to move the date back to March.