Originally published on Sat April 20, 2013 6:48 pm
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill which would have levied sales taxes on out-of-state auto, boat and other vehicle purchases.
The Governor vetoed a similar bill in May of last year.
Friday's action marks the second time in two years he has rejected the Legislature's attempt to reverse the effect of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.
Cities and counties would be able to resume collecting taxes on cars that were not purchased at Missouri dealers under a bill passed by the Senate.
The Senate voted 28-0 to send the bill to the House on Monday.
A Missouri Supreme Court decision last year has prohibited local governments from collecting sales taxes on cars bought from out-of-state dealers or from a private sale between Missouri residents.
Lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday for their annual veto session. House and Senate leaders will attempt to override Governor Nixon’s veto of a bill that levies sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pressing his case that 122,000 vehicle owners would be hit with a retroactive tax if lawmakers override one of his vetoes.