Current Legislative Update

2016 Bills of Interest

Updated as of 4/8/16.  Changes in red. S=Support, O=Oppose

Court Issues

SB 572 (Schmitt) – Adds land use ordinance violations to the calculation limiting the percentage of annual general operating revenue that can come from fines and court costs for minor violations. These violations are also added to the disincorporation language if a municipality fails to remit excess annual general operating revenue to the Department of Revenue for the county school fund.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 1/13.  Passed Committee 1/20.  Perfected 1/25.  Passed Senate 1/28.  House Civil & Criminal Proceedings Committee. Heard 3/16. Passed Committee 4/6 with 7 amendments.  Select Committee on Judiciary.  Hearing 4/11 (O)

SB 605 (Curls) – Allows neighborhood organizations to bring nuisance actions if the organization has certain interests in real estate in the city or county in which the nuisance property is located.  Local Government Committee

HB 1497 (Walton Gray) – Courts must offer community service for indigents with traffic or misdemeanor offenses.  Community service may be offered to non-indigent defendants.

HB 1749 (Roden) – No political subdivision shall establish any traffic offense not on the state schedule of fines or modify any fine on the schedule.  Public Safety Committee.  Heard 2/29.  Passed Committee 3/14

HB 1800 (Pace) – Increases percent of court revenue for cities in St. Louis County to 20% from 12.5%. (S)

HB 1806 (Walton Gray) – Requires community service in lieu of a fine for certain traffic offenses for defendants 18 or younger

HB 1807 (Walton Gray) – Requires community service in lieu of a fine for certain traffic offenses for defendants 21 or younger

HB 1917 (Gardner) – Municipal prosecutors may not represent other clients before the city.

HB 2377 (Jones) – Removes requirement for courts to take an individual’s drivers’ license for failure to appear for a traffic violation but still allows as an option.  Civil & Criminal Proceedings Committee

Economic Development Issues

SB 805 (Onder) – If TIF commission in St.  Louis area rejects a proposal but the city approves, economic activity taxes and payments in lieu of taxes cannot exceed the redevelopment project costs for demolition of buildings and the clearing and grading of land.  (O) Local Government Committee.  Heard 2/17.  Passed Committee 3/2.  Senate Perfection Calendar.

HB 1418 (Pfautsch) – Requires DOR to notify transportation development districts of the need to file annual reports.  Economic Development Committee.  Heard 1/26.  Passed Committee 2/2.  Select Committee on Commerce.  Passed Committee 2/10.  Perfected 2/16.  Passed House 2/18.  Senate Ways & Means Committee.   Heard 2/25.  Passed Committee 3/3.  Truly Agreed and Finally Passed 4/4

HCS 1464 & 1600 (Koening) – If TIF commission in St.  Louis area rejects a proposal but the city approves, economic activity taxes and payments in lieu of taxes cannot exceed the redevelopment project costs for demolition of buildings and the clearing and grading of land.  (O) Ways & Means Committee. Heard 2/9.  Passed Committee 2/16.  Select Committee on Finance & Taxation  Hearing 2/22.  Passed Committee 2/25.  Perfected 3/30.  Passed House 145-12 on 3/31.  Senate Local Government Committee.  The bill could be heard next Wednesday.  Contact Senators to let them know that this legislation will severely limit redevelopment efforts in St. Louis County and push development to areas where land is cheaper and contribute to urban sprawl.

HB 1757 (Hansen) – Allows cities to establish community improvement districts.  Economic Development Committee.  Heard 2/16. Passed Committee 2/24.  Select Committee on Commerce.  Passed Committee 3/10.  Perfected 4/4.  Passed House 4/7

HB 2162 (Marshall) – Eminent domain may only be used for public uses and each parcel must meet the blighted definition

HB 2310 (Green) – Limits TIFs in metro areas to projects in low income areas.  Ways & Means Committee.  Hearing 4/5.  Passed Committee 4/5

HB 2427 (Brattin) – Requires county approval of TIF or TDD projects

HJR 91 (Koenig) – Requires county voter approval of TIF and other redevelopment projects

HJR 95 (Ellington) – Requires county voter approval of TIF and other redevelopment projects

General Government Issues

SB 806 (Onder) – Requires an election to be conducted every two years to certify the exclusive bargaining representation of a collective bargaining unit for public entities.  Pension & General Laws Committee.  Heard 2/2.  Senate Perfection Calendar

SJR 21 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Constitutional amendment to return St. Louis City to the County.  Makes no provisions for how this would occur.  Local Government Committee

SJR 26 (Silvey) – Constitutional amendment to extend term limits to 16 years in any combination and reduce the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increase the Senate from 34 to 40.  (S) Rules & Ethics Committee

SJR 28 (Holsman) – Constitutional amendment to increase terms limits to 12 years in each chamber and reduce the House of Representatives from 163 to 120 and increase the Senate from 34 to 40.  (S) Rules & Ethics Committee

SJR 31 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Constitutional amendment to allow for a recall vote for St. Louis County Executive.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 3/16

HB 1454 (Butler) – Allows St. Louis City to place unrecovered costs and overdue property fines on property tax bills.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 1/26.  Passed Committee 2/2.  Select Committee on Local Government. Passed Committee 2/18

HB 1495 (Walton Gray) – Requires newly elected municipal officials to receive 16  hours of training, including leadership skills.

HB 1634 (Alferman) – in 4th class cities, mayor counts in determining a quorum and may vote to break a tie if half of members are in favor of the question.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 1/19.  Passed Committee 1/26.  Select Committee on Local Government

HB 1686 (Burns) – Allows municipal disincorporation in St. Louis County with petition of 25% of voters and majority election.  Local Government Committee.  (O) Heard 2/9.  Passed Committee 2/16.  Select Committee on Local Government.  Passed Committee 2/25.  This bill is a solution in search of a problem.  Rep. Burns testified that he believes residents of several municipalities are interested in disincorporation and he wants to make the process easier.  Better Together also testified in support.  Currently there are statewide disincorporation statutes for 4th class cities and villages.  This bill singles out St. Louis County for lower signature petition percentages and lower voter approval percentages and also adds 3rd class and charter cities.  There is no reason for St. Louis County municipalities to be singled out for this special law outside of the fact that Rep. Burns lives in the former City of St. George.

HB 1993 (Cornejo) – Several modifications to Sunshine Law including post meetings 48 hours in advance.  Criminal Proceedings Committee.  Heard 3/30

HB 2078 (Fraker) – Specifies how cities can offer internet services when a private company also does so.  Utilities Committee.  Heard 2/3.  Passed Committee 2/17.  Select Committee on Utilities.  Passed Committee 3/10

HB 2111 (Eggleston) – Increases population limit from 1000 to 2000 for cities eliminate elections when the number of candidates equals the number of seats to be filled.  (S) Elections Committee.  Heard 1/26.  Passed Committee 2/2.  Select Committee on Local Government.  Passed Committee 2/11.  Select Committee on State & Local Govt.  Passed Committee 2/18.  Perfected 2/24.  Passed House 2/29.  Senate Finance, Govt Organization & Elections Committee.  Hearing 4/11

HB 2251 (Curtman) – Municipal advisors involved in bond sales are prohibited from underwriting the bonds.  Government Efficiency Committee.  Heard 2/15.  Passed Committee 2/23.  Select Committee on General Laws.  Passed Committee 3/16

HB 2318 (Cross) – Prohibits cities from enacting business license fees for landlords

HB 2341 (Mitten) – Establishes recall process for elected officials in 4th class cities.

HB 2409 (Curtis) – Consolidates all school districts in St. Louis County by 2019, subject to statewide vote

HB 2410 (Curtis) – Requires all fire departments and districts in St. Louis County to consolidate if approved by a countywide vote.  Does not set a date for election.

HB 2545 (Ruth) – Requires candidates for municipal to show proof of payment of incomes taxes and property taxes.  Elections Committee

HB 2658 (Hoskins) – Removes requirement that St. Louis County municipalities have a report of financial controls to be prepared by a certified financial consultant.  The municipal auditor’s report will suffice.  Local Government Committee. Heard 4/5

HB 2749 (Moon) – Limits impeachment to felonies or misconduct in office

HB 2768 (Walton Gray) – Allows trustees to remove chairman from the office of chairman

HB 2776 (McCreery) – Prohibits protest payments of sewer lateral fees

HB 2779 (Rehder) – Increases population limit from 1000 to 6000 for cities to eliminate elections when the number of candidates equals the number of seats to be filled.  (S)

HJR 55 (Butler) – Increases term limits to 12 years in each chamber (S)

HJR 78 (Pogue) – Constitutional amendment to allow for recall of any state or local elected official

Labor and Personnel Issues

SB 598 – (Brown) Repeals prevailing wage laws, subject to statewide voter approval.  Small Business & Insurance Committee.  Heard 2/2

SB 601 (Chapelle-Nadal) – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is included as an occupational disease for purposes of workers’ compensation laws. In the case of firefighters and emergency medical technicians that have been diagnosed with PTSD, there is a rebuttable presumption that his or her occupational exposure was the prevailing factor in causing both the resulting medical condition and disability.  Small Business & Insurance Committee.

SB 639 (Riddle) – Allows political subdivisions to assign operation of a retirement plan to LAGERS.  General Laws Committee. Hearing 1/12.  Passed Committee 1/19.  Senate Perfection Calendar. Perfected 2/8.  Passed Senate 2/11.  House Pensions Committee.  Heard 4/5.  Passed Committee 4/5.  Select Committee on Taxes

HB 1443 (Leara) – Allows political subdivisions to assign operation of a retirement plan to LAGERS.  Pensions Committee. Heard 2/9.  Passed 3/1.  Select Committee on Financial Institutions & Taxation.  Heard 3/3.  Passed Committee 3/3.  House Perfection Calendar

HB 1700 (Lant) – Allows public bodies to opt out of prevailing wage laws for the construction of public works projects that are $750,000 or less.  Workforce Development Committee.  Heard 1/19.  Passed Committee 1/26.  Select Committee on Labor.  Passed Committee 1/28

HB 1722 (Wiemann) – Specifies requirements for public employee labor organizations.  Workforce Development Committee.  Heard 2/1.  Passed Committee 2/8.  Select Committee on Labor.  Passed Committee 2/18

Land Use Issues

SB 631 (Holsman) – Homeowners associations may not prohibit the installation of solar panels that meet standards.  Energy & Environment Committee.  Heard 1/26

SB 1044 (Wasson) – Simplifies nuisance abatement procedures.  Local Government Committee

SB 1117 (Wasson) – Municipalities may not enact ordinances to ban home rentals.  Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 3/31.  Passed Committee 4/7

HB 1723 (Wiemann) – Prohibits counties or municipalities from requiring property owners of property abutting a county or municipality right-of-way or easement to maintain or pay for its maintenance.  Local Government Committee.

HB 2589 (Sommer) – Allows zoning change notices to be published on city websites in lieu of newspapers

HB 2662 (Burlison) – Municipalities may not enact ordinances to ban or restrict  home rentals.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 4/5

HB 2704 (Franklin) – Requires home rentals to have business licenses and pay applicable taxes

Police & Public Safety Issues

SCS/SBs 661, 726 & 741 (Dixon) – Changes law regarding use of deadly force by police officers.  Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.  Heard 2/2.  Passed Committee 2/8.  Senate Perfection Calendar.  Perfected 4/6.  Senate 3rd Reading Calendar

SB 671 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Modifies provisions relating to racial profiling in policing.  Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.  Heard 3/1

SB 739 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership. Public Safety Committee

SB 740 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Gun possession similar to SB 739.  Public Safety Committee

SB 763 (Chappelle-Nadal) – Requires all police departments in the state to use body cameras and become accredited.  Public Safety Committee

SB 782 (Onder) – Allows the concealed carry of firearms on public transportation systems.  Transportation & Public Safety Committee.  Heard 2/24

SB 962 (Curls) – Allows police body cameras, allows for the collection of a court fee and creates a fund for the cameras, and makes data from the cameras closed records

SB 1061 (Dixon) – Allows police camera videos to be closed until investigation becomes inactive.  Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.  Heard 3/1

HB 1408 (White) – Creates a $25 court cost in criminal cases to fund law enforcement technology grants through the state.  Criminal Proceedings Committee

HB 1455 (Butler) – Authorizes state funding to cities for neighborhood watch programs.  Public Safety Committee.  Heard 2/29

HB 1457 (Butler) – Requires police department to report police disciplinary issues to the state dept of public safety.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1481 (Walton Gray) – Requires community relation training for police officers.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1487 (Walton Gray) – Prohibits third and fourth class cities in St. Louis County from imposing a fee for a false alarm to which the police department responds if it is the alarm user’s first false alarm in a twelve-month period

HB 1492 (Walton Gray) – Establishes a state board or review for police involved deaths.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1493 (Walton Gray) – Requires police officer candidates to disclose any past disciplinary issues

HB 1494 (Walton Gray) – Requires peace officers to complete a module established by the POST Commission to determine cultural competency.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1501 (Walton Gray) – Establishes a Task Force on Police Officer Presence in Schools and Communities to increase positive social interaction between youth and law enforcement in St. Louis County school districts with large minority populations.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1502 (Walton Gray) – Modifies provisions allowing law enforcement officers to use deadly force in certain circumstances and establishes a task force on the use of force in St. Louis County.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1516 (Ellington) – Requires police to wear body cameras.  Costs to be paid from 5% of all fines collected in the city.  Public Safety Committee.  Hearing 5/9

HB 1520 (Ellington) – Creates provisions relating to racial profiling, searches and seizures, and traffic stops from law enforcement. Public Safety Committee.   Hearing 5/9

HB 1521 ( Ellington) – Requires a peace officer to obtain written consent prior to conducting a consensual search of a vehicle.  Public Safety Committee.  Hearing 5/9

HB 1535 (Adams) – Changes law regarding use of deadly force by police officers.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1536 (Adams) – Creates a citizens police review board in the Department of Public Safety to investigate civilian deaths resulting from an officer-involved shooting.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1560 (McCann) – Specifies that if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1774 (Dogan) – Requires law enforcement agencies to have a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths.  Public Safety Committee.  Heard 2/29

HB 1805 (Basye) – Requires local law enforcement to report information on MULES within twenty-four hours of the issuance of a warrant or the revocation of a warrant for traffic offenses

HB 1890 (Dogan) – Prohibits law enforcement from engaging in biased policing practices.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1893 (Korman) – Repeals provisions that allow law enforcement officers to seize assets under a CAFA forfeiture proceeding prior to the filing of a petition.  Public Safety Committee

HB 1904 (Lauer) – Establishes a fee on prepaid phone service to provide statewide 911 service.  Telecommunications Committee.  Heard 1/27.  Passed Committee 2/3.  Select Committee on Utilities.  Passed Committee 2/11.  Perfected 2/24.  Passed House 2/29.  Senate Commerce Committee.  Heard 4/5

HB 1920 (Gardner) – Requires the POST commission to include cultural sensitivity training for police

HB 2174 (Curtis) – Proposes many new provisions for police including additional training, use of body camera and a requirement that 40% of officers reside in the jurisdiction where employed.

HB 2245 (Peters) – Establishes procedures to end racial profiling by police and sets penalties for non-compliance.

HB 2253 (Curtman) – Prohibits ticket quotas for police officers.  Public Safety Committee

HB 2354 (Ellington) – Requires use of police cameras by 2018, closes records from police cameras and allows election for court cost to fund cameras

HB 2442 (Rowden) – Authorizes any city to create a personnel advisory board to review corrective or disciplinary actions concerning law enforcement officers.  Public Safety Committee.

HB 2443 (Rowden) – Specifies that a law enforcement officer must not be removed from employment unless a just cause is found. Public Safety Committee.

HB 2471 (MItten) – Requires a peace officer to provide an oral advisement and obtain written consent for a voluntary search of a person not under arrest or the person’s effects or vehicle

HB 2486 (Korman) – Specifies that any motorist charged with a traffic violation shall receive notification, in person, within twenty-four hours of the violation

HB 2488 (HIll) – Requires 1000 hours of police training for cities in charter counties.  Public Safety Committee.  Heard 3/7. Passed Committee 3/16.  Select Committee on State & Local Government.  Passed Committee 4/7.  Let your representatives know the financial impact of  this bill.

HB 2673 (Kelley) – Increases the continuing education reporting period for peace officers from three years to five years

HB 2786 (Pace) – Requires police to undergo psychological testing every 3 years

HB 2787 (Pace) – Requires a peace officer to attend a training course in diversity and sensitivity and a course that teaches tactics and techniques during situations of unrest and peaceful demonstrations

HB 2789 (Pace) – Requires video cameras to be worn by uniformed police officers while interacting with the public and in police vehicles primarily used for traffic stops

HB 2798 (Curtis) – Requires police officers employed in St. Louis County to live in the County.  Unclear whether this only applies to County police or municipalities as well.

HB 2799 (Curtis) – Requires all St. Louis County employees to live in the County.  Also requires police officers from any jurisdiction in the County to live in the County.

Tax Issues

SB 642 (Schatz) – Eliminates a provision allowing for property tax levy adjustments for inflation.  (O) Ways & Means Committee

SB 788 (Schatz) – In St. Louis County, establishes a base year 2014 one cent sales tax and if future years are higher, pool cities would keep 40% of the amount generated over the base year generated amount.  (O) Local Government Committee. Heard 2/24.  Passed Committee 3/16.  Senate Perfection Calendar

SB 795 (Wallingford) – Implements the streamlined sales tax agreement.  (S) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 2/25.  Passed Committee 3/31

SB  834 (Sifton) – Authorizes 1/2 cent sales tax in St. Louis County for public safety to be voted on and collected in the unincorporated area.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 2/24.

SB 906 (Wasson) – Extends to 2022 the deadline to submit out-of-state auto taxes to voters.  (S) Fiscal Oversight Committee.  Heard 2/3.  Passed  Committee 2/10

SB 1003 (Onder) – Prohibits a political subdivision from participating in any action in federal court as a representative or member of a class to enforce or collect any tax.  (O) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 2/25.  Passed Committee 3/3.  Senate Perfection Calendar

SB 1004 (Onder) – Prohibits a political subdivision from participating in any action in state court as a representative or member of a class to enforce or collect any tax.  (O) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 2/25.  Passed Committee 3/3.  SBs 1003 & 1004 (along with HBs 2242 & 2243) continue the attacks on local government.  If telcoms are not paying their fair share of taxes, cities should not be prohibited from court actions to enforce tax laws.  Contact senators and representatives to oppose these bills. Senate Perfection Calendar

SB 1123 (Schupp) The bill would authorize a 1/4 cent countywide sales tax for police service for St. Louis County government. If voters approve the tax, the County would then  become a point-of-sale entity and  give up the annexation adjustment for the one cent and 1/4 cent taxes.  The County would receive about $25 million in new revenue.  All municipalities would see a sales tax increase of about $18 per capita.  The sharing of the 1/4 cent would end so cities levying this tax would retain 100 % of the revenue generated. (S)  Local Government Committee

SJR 25 (Emery) -Constitutional amendment to eliminate income taxes and replace them with an expanded sales and use tax and creates a property tax relief credit.  (O) Ways & Means Committee.

SJR 33 (Schmitt) – Constitutional amendment to limit state revenue growth to one percent annually.  Excess funds for reserves. (O) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 2/18

HB 1447 (Redmon) – Extends time for election for consideration of out of state vehicle tax elections.  However, the tax will end after November 2016 until voters in the political subdivision approve reinstatement of the tax.  (S) Emerging Issues Committee.  Heard 2/8.  Passed Committee 2/17.  Select Committee on General Laws.  Passed Committee 3/10

HB 1475 (Dugger) – Allows additional votes in political subdivisions to repeal out of state vehicle tax.  (S) Local Government Committee

HB 1561 (Leara) – Changes one cent sales tax distribution so that pool cities receive at least 50% of the amount generated within the city or an annexed area of a point of sale city.  (O) Local Government Committee.  Heard 2/9.  Passed Committee 2/23.  Select Committee on Local Government.  Passed Committee 3/3.  This bill is supported by Chesterfield to allow the city to keep more of the one cent sales tax generated there.  Six other cities would also receive additional revenue but they have not publicly supported the bill.  The additional money would come from the remaining pool cities.  The legislation now has a hold harmless provision that we believe keeps all pool cities at 2014 revenue levels, but most of the new growth would go to  Chesterfield and the other six cities.  The committee also added to the bill the St. Louis County public safety sales tax for the unincorporated area (See SB 834 and HB 2299).

HB 1814 (Hicks) – Specifies how gross receipts taxes can be collected on prepaid cell phone service.  Telecommunications Committee.  Heard 3/9.  Passed Committee 4/6

HB 1854 (Allen) – Changes one cent sales tax distribution so that pool cities receive at least 50% of the amount generated within the city or an annexed area of a point of sale city.  (O) Local Government Committee

HB 1913 (Hinson) – Eliminates a provision allowing for property tax levy adjustments for inflation.  (O) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 3/15.  Passed Committee 4/5

HB 2140 (Hoskins) – Extends to 2020 the deadline to submit out-of-state auto taxes to voters.  (S) Emerging Issues Committee. Heard 1/25.  Passed Committee 1/27.  Select Committee on General Laws.  Hearing 2/3.  Passed Committee 2/4.  Passed House 2/11.  Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee. Heard 2/24.  Passed Committee 3/2. Passed Senate 4/4 with amendments.  Returned to  House for consideration of Senate changes.

HB 2161 (Marshall) – Tax increase elections may only be held on the general election day (November of even years)

HB 2198 (Curtman) – Tax increase elections may only be held on the general election day (November of even years).  Elections Committee.  Heard 2/23

HB 2242 (Cornejo) – Prohibits a political subdivision from participating in any action in Missouri state court as a representative or member of a class to enforce or collect any tax.  Criminal Proceedings Committee. Heard 2/10. Passed Committee 2/25.  Select Committee on Judiciary.  Passed Committee 3/2.  Perfected 4/4.  House 3rd Reading Calendar.  Please contact your Reps asking for a “no” vote on third reading, which could come as early as today.  All businesses, especially telcoms, should pay their fare share of taxes and these lawsuits may be the only way to ensure compliance.  Cities should not be restricted from this authority.

HB 2243 (Cornejo) – Prohibits a political subdivision from participating in any action in federal court as a representative or member of a class to enforce or collect any tax.  Criminal Proceedings Committee.  Heard 2/10.  Passed Committee 2/25.  Select Committee on Judiciary.  Passed Committee 3/2.  House Perfection Calendar

HB 2299 (Burns) – Authorizes 1/2 cent sales tax in St. Louis County for public safety to be voted on and collected in the unincorporated area.  Heard 2/16.  Language added to HB 1561

HB 2452 (McNeil) – Implements the streamlined sales tax agreement (S)

HB 2676 (Adams) – Same as SB 1123.  The bill would authorize a 1/4 cent countywide sales tax for police service for St. Louis County government. If voters approve the tax, the County would then  become a point-of-sale entity and  give up the annexation adjustment for the one cent and 1/4 cent taxes.  The County would receive about $25 million in new revenue.  All municipalities would see a sales tax increase of about $18 per capita.  The sharing of the 1/4 cent would end so cities levying this tax would retain 100 % of the revenue generated. (S)  Local Government Committee.  Heard 4/5

HB 2777 (Hinson) – If voters approve, phases out payments by cities with fire departments which have annexed into fire districts.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 4/5

HB 2809 (Cierpiot) – Appears to eliminate all vehicle sales tax if voters fail to approve the current tax by November 2016.  Ways & Means Committee.  (O) Hearing Cancelled

HB 2829 (Curtis) – Municipal fiscal recovery act to allow the state to assist cities with “financial emergencies”

HB 2830 (Curtis) – Allows St. Louis County to levy an earnings tax of up to 1%.  (Likely conflicts with constitutional prohibition against additional earnings taxes outside of St. Louis and Kansas City)

HJR 56 (Burlison) – Constitutional amendment to limit state revenue growth to one percent annually.  Excess funds for reserves.  (O) Ways & Means Committee.  Heard 2/9.  Passed Committee 2/16.  Select Committee on Taxation.  Passed Committee 2/25.  House Perfection Calendar

HJR 83 (Cross) – Constitutional amendment to eliminate personal property taxes (O)

HJR 104 (Allen) – Constitutional amendment to phase out earnings taxes

Transportation, Road and Bridge Issues

SB 623 (Libla) – Raises gas tax by 5.9 cents if approved by statewide voters.  Transportation Committee.  (S) Heard 1/13.  Passed Committee 1/20.  Perfected 3/29.  3rd Reading Calendar.  Passed Senate 4/6

SB 645 (Onder) – Up to .5% of state sales tax to be used for transportation funding.  Transportation Committee

SB 686 (Wallingford) – 4th class cities may improve streets if the property owners collectively owning more than 50 percent of the linear feet of all property fronting or bordering the street do not protest.  Local Government Committee.  Heard 1/20.  Passed Committee 3/2

SJR 18 (Schaaf) – Constitutional amendment to raise gas tax by 1.5 cents and diesel by 3.5 cents and return local control of some state roads.  (S) Transportation Committee.

HB 1381 (English) – Increases gas tax by 2 cents per gallon (S)

HB 1581 (McNeil) – Increases gas tax by 7 cents and diesel by 8 cents.  Requires voter approval (S)

HB 1945 (Spencer) – Prohibits the use of traffic and red light cameras.  (O) Government Efficiency Committee.  Heard 1/20.  Passed Committee 2/15.  Select Committee on General Laws.  Passed Committee 3/9.  House Perfection Calendar

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