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Greetings from your capitol. Winter just can’t let go! Freezing temperatures, snow showers and cold drizzling rain has been the weather this week in Jefferson City. The good news is we are one week closer to spring.
Another week of passing bills. The following is a summary of what the House completed this week:
HCS HB 112 & 285, commonly called the “Saw Mill Bill’ classifies certain sawmills and planing mills as agriculture and horticulture property instead of commercial property for taxation purposes.
HB 167 would require all Missouri Drivers License exams to be administered in English. It makes sense that when our road signs, traveler alert billboards, and the like are in English, anyone possessing a Missouri driver’s license should be able to read basic English.
HCS HB 174 is the Higher Education Governing Boards Bill which changes the composition of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, the University of Missouri Board of Curators, and the Missouri State University Board of Governors.
HB 108 makes revisions to the State’s campaign finance laws.
HJR 2 proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen’s right to pray and worship in all public areas as long as the activities are voluntary and subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to all other types of speech.
HCS HB 266 changes the laws regarding weight limitations for vehicles hauling livestock or agricultural products on state highways.
HC 339 changes the laws regarding telecommunications as they relate to the carrier of last resort obligations.
As this week comes to a close it causes me to reflect on the reasons I decided to run for this position. I believe that my reasons for running have been founded this week in dealing with issues that will directly affect our district. I pray that I am truly representing the majority of our people.
It is a pleasure to serve as your State Representative in state government.