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Bills Vetoed in 2014

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SCS HB 1132Engler, Kevin Veto overridden 9/10/2014
Increase the maximum amount of tax credits that can be awarded for contributions to pregnancy resource centers from $2 million to $2.5 million.
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  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - HB 1132 (03/13/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to expand the limit on tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS HB 1261Pfautsch, Donna
    Impose a limit on costs that a transportation district must pay the state auditor for an audit to no more than three percent of the district's gross revenues. Nixon's veto letter indicated the bill had provisions that would risk invasion of taxpayer privacy.
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  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS HCS HB 1296Koenig, Andrew
    Let a seller advertise that any sales taxes due on the purchase will be assumed by the seller as part of the purchase price, so long as the sales tax cost is stated on the invoice. The final version includes business sales tax exemptions legislative staff estimate could cost up to 15 million per year by expanding the definition of out-of-state sales exempt from the sales tax. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS HCS HB 1307Elmer, Kevin Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Expand the waiting period to have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours after giving consent.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - SCS HCS HB 1307 (05/14/2014): 3rd reading and final passage of a bill to extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.
  • House roll call - HCS HB 1307 (03/11/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to extend the waiting period before an abortion can be performed.
  • House roll call - HCS HB 1307 (03/05/2014): Perfection of a bill to extend the waiting period after consulting a doctor before an abortion could be performed from 24 hours to 72 hours.
  • Senate roll call - SCS HCS HB 1307 (05/12/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to expand the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours after contacting a physican.
  • Senate roll call - SA 1 SCS HCS HB 1307 (05/06/2014): Defeat of an amendment to exclude pregnancies caused by rape from a bill extending the waiting period before an abortion can be performed.
  • Senate roll call - SA 1 SA 1 SCS HCS HB 1307 (05/06/2014): Defeat of an amendment to exclude pregnancies caused by incest from a bill extending the waiting period before an abortion can be performed.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS HCS HB 1326Guernsey, Casey
    Establish a program for the state Agriculture Department to pay some of the insurance costs of dairy producers. Establish an education scholarship for college students who agree to work in agriculture after graduation. The final version strips the Conservation Department of authority to regulate deer and other captive cervids and turns that authority over to the Agriculture Department.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HB 1359Flanigan, Tom
    Give the State Capitol Commission sole authority to enter into contracts for the sale of food an alcohol in the state Capitol and the former state penitentiary in Jefferson City.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HB 1455Hoskins, Denny
    Expand to all companies a provision giving the Revenue Department the burden of proof in a tax liability dispute. Current law limits the burden of proof to smaller companies. Legislative staff estimate a cost to state revenue of more than $100,000. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue. His letter id not assign a cost to this bill.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS HB 1553Dohrman, Dean
    Add Saline County to the list of counties where a library district can impose a sales tax upon voter approval. Nixon's veto message said an amendment would provide legal immunity for some environmental polluters.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS HB 1707Conway, Kathie
    Add community colleges to the state universities and colleges that can establish and enforce traffic regulations. Nixon' veto letter indicates the final version of the bill had a drafting error.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS HB 1865Redmon, Craig
    Exempt from the sales tax utility expenses used for the preparation of food that will be sold. The final version adds other business tax breaks including food preparation costs. Legislative staff estimate the annual revenue lost at up to $25 million per year. The governor's office estimates a much higher loss. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS HB 1999Dugger, Tony
    Change the process for issuing a lien release on a motor vehicle from mail or paper delivery to an electronic system established by the Revenue Department. Nixon's veto message claimed the bill had a drafting error.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 493Pearce, David
    Restrict the right of students in unaccredited schools to transfer to other school districts. Require the state Education Board to determine accreditation for separate buildings in a district that is unaccredited. The SCS also requires the schools to pay some of the tuition costs for students to attend private schools in some cases. The HCS requires district voter approval before districting funding for transfers to private schools.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - CCS SB 493 (05/15/2014): 3rd reading and final passage of the bill restricting transfer rights of students in unaccredited districts, but opening up an option for private school funding.
  • House roll call - HCS SCS SB 493 (04/30/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to impose restrictions on students transferring out of unaccredited schools, but provide private-school funding options.
  • Senate roll call - CCS SB 493 (05/14/2014): 3rd reading of the final conference report restricting transfer rights of students in unaccredited districts, but opening up an option for private school funding.
  • Senate roll call - SCS SB 493 (02/27/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to restrict students from being able to transfer out of unaccredited schools.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS SB 506Munzlinger, Brian
    Restrict fees charged under the Livestock Marketing Law to no more than is required by the Agriculture Department to administer the law. The final version strips the Conservation Department of authority to regulate deer and other captive cervids and turns that authority over to the Agriculture Department.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS SB 508Parson, Mike
    Require a person pass an Insurance Department test to be licensed as a navigator that assists persons seeking health insurance under the federal health care law. Require a criminal background check for navigator license applicants.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Senate roll call - SB 508 (02/13/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to impose additional requirements of "navigators" working with the federal health insurance law.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS SB 509Kraus, Will Veto overridden 05/06/2014
    Phase in an income tax rate cut each year that state General Revenue tax collections grew by at least $100 million in any one of the prior three years -- eventually lowering the highest rate from 6 percent to 5 percent. The SS phases in a cut to 5.5 percent. Exempt business income from the personal income tax. Legislative staff estimate the bill could state more than $600 million in lost revenue per year when fully implemented. The governor vetoed a similar bill, HB 253, in 2013.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - SS SB 509 (05/06/2014): Adoption of the motion to override the governor's veto of the tax-cut bill. Adoption require 109 votes.
  • House roll call - SS SB 509 (04/16/2014): 3rd reading and final passage of an income tax cut that legislative staff estimate ultimately would cut taxes by more than $600 million per year.
  • Senate roll call - SS SB 509 (05/05/2014): Adoption of a motion to override the governor's veto of the tax-cut bill. Adoption required 23 votes.
  • Senate roll call - SS SB 509 (04/01/2014): 3rd reading of a package of income tax cuts that legislative staff estimate would cost more than $600 million per year when fully implemented.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SB 523Emery, Ed Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Prohibit a school district from requiring a student use a radio frequency identification device.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS SS SB 575Dixon, Bob
    Repeal several expired statutes creating various special legislative committees. The governor's veto message complained the bill also would eliminate the Medicaid oversight committee and a requirement for a cost study of proposed health insurance benefit mandates.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 584Dixon, Bob
    Restrict where sales taxes are required for various amusement, entertainment and recreational facilities. The final CCS contained a number of other sales tax exemptions including data storage centers and power companies. Legislative staff estimate the tax breaks could cost the state more than $172 million per year in the first full year of implementation. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS SB 593Sater, David Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Let towns with 1,000 or fewer inhabitants cancel an election for a non-partisan elected city office if there are the same or fewer candidates than the number of seats to be filled. Also impose additional notification requirements for a cancelled election. Nixon's veto message indicated the bill would restrict the right for write-in candidates.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 612Schaaf, Rob
    Extend sunset for allocation of the non-resident entertainers and athletic team tax to agencies such as the Arts Council and Humanities Council. The final version includes sales tax breaks for laundries and interstate sales and restrictions on changing sales tax rules. Legislative staff estimate the bill could cost the state more than $15 million. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 615Dixon, Bob
    Repeal a law authorizing the Supreme Court to appoint a panel of associate circuit judges to maintain a schedule of fees for various offenses. The amended house version began an omnibus legal bill dealing with a number of different issues. The governor's veto letter indicated it included a provision closing public access to some records of the lieutenant governor's office.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 656Kraus, Will Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Restrict the live test for marksmanship and reloading and a pistol to get a concealed weapons permit to either a revolver or a semiautomatic. Current law requires demonstrating skills with both types of weapons. The final version bans cities from outlawing opening carry of weapons by persons with concealed weapons permits, bans housing authorities from restricting tenants from having firearms in their residences and lets schools authorize teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds
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  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 662Kraus, Will
    Require the Revenue Department to notify a seller of a change in sales tax coverage caused by a rule change or court decision before a seller is liable for the tax. The final CCS includes various sales tax exemptions and legal protections for businesses in sales tax disputes. Legislative staff estimate the cost to state government could exceed $15 million per year. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS SB 673Kehoe, Mike
    Shorten the number of weeks for which a person can collect unemployment compensation if the state's unemployment rate drops below nine percent. Make the number of weeks of eligibility a sliding scale based on the unemployment rate to as low as 13 weeks.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - SS SB 673 (04/30/2014): 3rd reading and final passage of a bill that would reduce the number of weeks of unemployment compensation when unemployment numbers are less.
  • Senate roll call - SB 673 (04/03/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to limit the number of weeks for unemployment compensation under some circumstances.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS SB 675Kehoe, Mike
    Let the statewide retirement plan for state government workers take responsibility for a local government worker's retirement coverage if the worker had a plan similar to the local government retirement system's plan.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 693Parson, Mike
    Exempt from the local sales tax required for titling a car that is at least 10 years old at the time of titling. The House amended HCS became an omnibus bill on business tax breaks, tax credits, local government provisions and more. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue. Legislative staff estimate the bill could cost the state more than $15 million per year. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - HA 1 HA 12 HCS SB 693 (05/07/2014): Adoption of an amendment to create the "Tax-Me-More Voluntary Fund" for contributions from Missourians who think they are under taxed.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS SS SB 694Cunningham, Mike
    Impose various additional requirements on pay day loans and impose restrictions on collection procedures and roll-overs and lower the cap on interest rates. The HCS, would lower it from 75 percent of the loan to 35 percent.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Senate roll call - SS SB 694 (02/20/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to remove the limit on payday loans, but impose restrictions on renewals and add other consumer protections.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    HCS SB 727Chappelle-Nadal, Maria Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Exempt from the sales tax farm products sold at farmers' markets. The final version would establish a pilot program to allow purchase of fresh agriculture products with Food Stamps and remove a ban Food Stamps for a drug felon for participation or completion in a drug-abuse treatment program. Legislative staff estimate the bill could cost the state nearly $3 million per year. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS SB 731Nasheed, Jamilah Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Expand nuisance lawsuits. Allow suits by neighborhood organizations and people who own nearby property, in some cases. Allow awarding attorney fees if the suit prevails. Nixon's veto message said an amendment would provide legal immunity for some environmental polluters.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SCS SB 829Kraus, Will Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Expand to all companies a provision giving the Revenue Department the burden of proof in a tax liability dispute. Current law limits the burden of proof to smaller companies. Legislative staff estimate the bill could cost the state more than $106,000 per year. In his veto letter, the governor wrote this was one of several bills that provided a collection of special interest tax breaks totalling $776 in lost state and local tax revenue.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS SB 841Wasson, Jay Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Expand laws on tobacco products including prohibition on sales to minors to include tobacco vapor products. In his veto letter, Nixon argued the measure also would exempt e-cigarettes from state laws on tobacco.
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  • The veto letter
  • House roll call - SS SB 841 (05/12/2014): 3rd reading and final passage of a bill to ban the sale of tobacco vapor products to minors.
  • Senate roll call - SS SB 841 (04/17/2014): 3rd reading of a bill to prohibit sale of tobacco vapor products to minors.
  • Official legislative description and status
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    CCS SB 860Cunningham, Mike
    Expand a sales tax break on manufactured homes to include used homes. The final bill contains other several other tax provisions. Legislative staff estimate the total cost to state government could exceed $500,000 in the first full year of implementation. The governor wrote one provision in this bill could cost the state and local governments $10 million per year. He cited the bill as one of several bills providing special interest tax breaks that would cost state and local government $776 million per year.
    See: 
  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status
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    SS SB 866Wasson, Jay Veto overridden 9/10/2014
    Prohibit local government from restricting installment loans by various financial companies and restrict local government powers to regulate installment loans.
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  • The veto letter
  • Official legislative description and status

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