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Legislation of interest to Missouri employers passed in the 2016 Missouri Legislative Session

The following is a list of legislation that we at Associated Industries of Missouri have been keeping an eye on during the 2016 Legislative Session that were passed by the Missouri House and Senate. These bills are on their way to the governor’s desk for final action:

HB 1434 Establishes additional rules and procedures for certain counties’ tax increment financing commission Primary Sponsor: Representative Andrew Koenig (R)

HB 1435 Modifies current provisions regarding sales tax refund claims Primary Sponsor: Representative Andrew Koenig (R)

HB 1530 Modifies the law relating to unemployment compensation benefits Primary Sponsor: Representative Wanda Brown (R)

HB 1534 Extends the expiration date on various federal reimbursement allowances for two years Primary Sponsor: Representative Tom Flanigan (R)

HB 1582 Changes the laws regarding the withholding tax filing requirements for certain small businesses Primary Sponsor: Representative Mike Kelley (R)

HB 1870 Changes the laws regarding the Big Government Get Off My Back Act Primary Sponsor: Representative Denny Hoskins (R)

HB 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 Primary Sponsor: Representative Denny Hoskins (R)

HB 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 Primary Sponsor: Representative John Wiemann (R)

HB 2194 Changes the laws regarding insurance policy renewal so that insurers are no longer required to nonrenew when transferring a policy to an affiliate Primary Sponsor: Representative Denny Hoskins (R)

HB 2381 Changes the laws regarding mine property Primary Sponsor: Representative Craig Redmon (R)

HR 1103 Commends the Boeing Company for its contributions to our state and the U.S. aerospace industry in honor of its 100th anniversary Primary Sponsor: Representative Todd Richardson (R)

SB 578 Establishes the Missouri Commercial Receivership Act and exempts firearms from attachment in bankruptcy proceedings Primary Sponsor: Senator Joseph Keaveny (D)

SB 579 Modifies provisions relating to infection reporting of health care facilities and telehealth services Primary Sponsor: Senator Rob Schaaf (R)

SB 591 Modifies provisions relating to expert witnesses Primary Sponsor: Senator Mike Parson (R)

SB 608 Modifies several provisions relating to health care Primary Sponsor: Senator David Sater (R)

SB 613 Enacts new provisions of law relating to the workers’ compensation insurance premiums of volunteer fire departments Primary Sponsor: Senator Mike Cunningham (R)

SB 657 Modifies provisions relating to liability for the use of incompatible motor fuel Primary Sponsor: Senator Brian Munzlinger (R)

SB 700 Modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation premium rates Primary Sponsor: Senator Dave Schatz (R)

SB 702 Modifies the law relating to unemployment compensation benefits Primary Sponsor: Senator Brian Munzlinger (R)

SB 732 Modifies numerous provisions relating to public safety Primary Sponsor: Senator Brian Munzlinger (R)

SB 794 Creates a sales tax exemption for parts of certain types of medical equipment Primary Sponsor: Senator Wayne Wallingford (R)

SB 823 Modifies provisions relating to sales tax Primary Sponsor: Senator Will Kraus (R)

SB 847 Modifies provisions relating to the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered Primary Sponsor: Senator Ed Emery (R)

SB 861 Modifies provisions relating to transportation facilities Primary Sponsor: Senator Paul Wieland (R)

SB865 Modifies various provisions regarding palliative care, the Board of Pharmacy, pharmacists, health insurance, and pharmacy benefit managers                                             Primary Sponsor: Senator David Sater (R)

SB 867 Contains provisions relating to fire protection, sheltered workshops, assessments of mining property, consolidation of road districts, and property managers Primary Sponsor: Senator David Sater (R)

SB 875 Allows a pharmacist to select an interchangeable biological product when filling a biological product prescription Primary Sponsor: Senator Kurt Schaefer (R)

SB 919 Modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor Primary Sponsor: Senator Eric Schmitt (R)

SB 988 Modifies several provisions relating to health care providers Primary Sponsor: Senator Will Kraus (R)

SB 1025 Exempts instructional classes from sales tax Primary Sponsor: Senator Will Kraus (R)

SCR 58 Urges the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to build a new facility in St. Louis City Primary Sponsor: Senator Joseph Keaveny (D)

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