STATUS OF LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ACEC/MISSOURI
February 19, 2018
ENVIRONMENTAL / ENERGY BILLS
HB 2479 – Pietzman, Randy(R) – Allows a Department of Natural Resources permittee to use the least expensive design option to meet any environmental standard if the plan meets all other permit requirements.
SB 659 – Hegeman, Dan(R) – Changes the maximum amount of a grant that may be issued by the Department of Natural Resources for financing certain utility projects from $1,400 per connection to $3,000 per connection.
TORT REFORM BILLS
HB 2147 – Korman, Bart(R) – Changes the law regarding taxation so that the top income tax rate is reduced over several years and the motor fuel tax is increased by a proportional amount to be revenue neutral.
HB 2386 – Reiboldt, Bill(R) – Extends sovereign immunity to contractors and subcontractors of the department of transportation when the contractors are performing governmental services previously performed by the department of transportation.
HJR 74 – Messenger, Jeff(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the highways and transportation commission to construct toll roads and impose and collect tolls on interstates and four-lane roadways.
HJR 83 – Messenger, Jeff(R) – Proposes a constitutional amendment to direct increased funding from motor vehicle registration fee adjustments for inflation to a farm to market fund, a port development fund, the state road bond fund, and the highway patrol.
SB 598 – Riddle, Jeanie(R) – Requires that the Department of Transportation utility corridor be 12 feet wide with the location determined by the State Highways and Transportation Commission.
SB 611 – Koenig, Andrew(R) – Among other tax provisions proposes to cut individual and corporate income tax and raise the motor fuel tax.
SB 617 – Eigel, Bill(R) – Modifies several provisions relating to taxation including raising the motor fuel tax by 6 cents.
SB 984 – Wallingford, Wayne(R) – Specifies that the State Highways and Transportation Commission shall consider veteran-owned small businesses to be disadvantaged business enterprises for purposes of highway construction contracts and associated reporting.