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HB 1288 is a top priority

After this week, we will be down to the last two weeks of this legislative session. The bills we have passed and sent to the Senate are slowly starting to be heard in the Senate. I have been fortunate to have 5 of the 6 bills from the Insurance Committee that I sponsored (or have given to fellow colleagues for them to carry) make it through and will keep working to get the last one relating to insurance fees for the Department of Insurance make it through also.

SB 590 relating to Historic Preservation tax credits was heard in the Rules – Administrative Oversight Committee on Wednesday evening. I was one of the NO votes but unfortunately there were not enough votes to stop this bill from moving through the legislative process.

HB 1288 was one of the first bills and one of the most important bills that I prefiled in December of last year. This bill extends the expiration dates of benevolent tax credits for pregnancy centers and other service related centers. Last year, this same bill died on the last day of Session when the Senate basically shut down. I have two weeks left to get this done and that will be my top priority! This bill was sent to the Senate on February 27th. We do our part in the House and then we wait and wait and can only hope they do their part as their jobs as Members of the Senate.

Not much to report on with things moving slowly. I will be sending out a full report on the bills that were Truly Agreed and Finally Passed at the end of this Legislative Session. If you have any questions or concerns, give my office a call at 573-751-2317 or send me an email.

Missouri 116th District State Representative Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, files his Capitol Report at the end of each week the state legislature is in session.



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