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General Assembly in final hours

The 2016 session of the Missouri General Assembly is now in its final hours at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

House and Senate members kept the legislation rolling through the noon hour Thursday, passing bills on everything from making changes to the first degree murder statute to allowing for certain kinds of beer coolers to be placed in convenience and liquor stores.

The Missouri House, for the most part was doing the work of passing legislation on to the governor’s desk. Since Monday, the House has sent the governor nine bills that were followed by Associated Industries of Missouri. Several other bills directly sponsored or supported by AIM, or containing some language important to our membership still hang in the balance as the end of the session looms Friday night at 6:00 p.m.

Among the bills passed this week:

  1. Senate Bill 702 –  Modifies the law relating to unemployment compensation benefits.

  2. House Bill 2030 – Authorizes a tax deduction equal to fifty percent of the capital gain resulting from the sale of employer securities to a certain Missouri stock ownership plans.

  3. Senate Bill 578 – Establishes the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act and exempts firearms from attachment in bankruptcy proceedings.

  4. Senate Bill 700 – Modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation premium rates.

  5. House Bill 1870 – Changes the laws regarding the Big Government Get Off My Back Act.

  6. House Bill 2381 – Changes the laws regarding mine property

  7. House Bill 2150 – Requires life insurance companies to compare policies, annuities, and accounts against a death master file for potential matches and to either pay beneficiaries or remit unclaimed benefits to state treasurer.

  8. House Bill 1713 – Requires the Department of Natural Resources to provide information regarding advanced technologies to upgrade existing lagoon-based wastewater systems to meet any new or existing discharge requirements.

  9. Senate Bill 919 – Modifies provisions relating to beer coolers and “growlers”.

There is a lot more action to come. Keep your browser open to http://www.aimo.com and go to the “Latest News from the Voice of Missouri Business” tab for all the latest from the floor of the House and Senate.

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