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Thu December 1, 2011
MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session
Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year’s legislative session, which begins January 4th.
by Marshall Griffin (Jefferson City, Mo.)
The bill, if passed, would allow Missouri residents to deduct up to 5-thousand dollars from their state income taxes for building storm shelters on their properties. It’s sponsored by Democratic House Member Terry Swinger from the Boot-heel:
“It’ll help people to be safer, and quite frankly I think that’s one of the main things in government we should be doing…we should be looking out for people’s public safety and helping them be safer,” Swinger said.
Other pre-filed bills include yet another legislative attempt to restore local control over the St. Louis Police Department. And there’s a proposed constitutional amendment that would shorten the annual regular session from 18 weeks to 12 weeks.