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Employment Law Reform Clears Final Senate Hurdle – On To The House

February 8 – SB 592, the employment law reform bill sponsored by Senator Brad Lager, was approved by the Missouri Senate today.  The bill now goes to the House for further consideration.  The bill aligns Missouri’s discrimination laws with federal discrimination laws and rectifies loopholes in the whistle-blower laws.  Congratulations to Senator Lager and Senate leadership for passing this bill.  Governor Nixon vetoed a similar law last year.  Next debate will be in a House committee and we will keep you posted of updates.

Also today, AIM testified in support of an amendment to the sales and use tax laws to reduce the administrative burden and legal costs of taxpayers seeking refunds or attempting to resolve disputes with the Missouri Department of Revenue.  The language will be added to a bill that provides amnesty for taxpayers and boosts collection efforts for delinquent taxes.  AIM also incorporated language that requires DOR to send at least one notice of a tax delinquency by certified mail.  DOR had asked to be able to send ALL notices via regular mail.  The language will be included in a committee substitute for HB 1030, sponsored by Representative Tom Flanigan.

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