Sen. Crawford’s Capitol Report for the Week of Sept. 16

Lawmakers made the trek back to Jefferson City for two reasons. The first was the annual veto session, and the second was for an extraordinary session called by the governor.

There were six measures that received the governor’s veto this year. None of those vetoes were overridden by lawmakers. My colleagues and I believe we have time to review these matters and resubmit these ideas for consideration again during the regular legislative session next year.

The extra session was called because of a recent decision handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court. Justices have ruled the purchaser of a vehicle can only reduce their tax liability when selling one vehicle they already own. Before, the Missouri Department of Revenue would calculate the taxable cost of a new vehicle when someone would sell more than one vehicle at once. As a result of the decision, the governor wanted lawmakers to pass legislation to allow credits from multiple vehicles to be used to offset the tax liability. House Bill 1 relates to sales and use tax allowances for certain items. We passed this fix on Sept. 13.

Also, I had the pleasure of being named a 2019 Business Champion by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sept. 11. This designation recognizes state lawmakers who supported policies during the 2019 legislative session that aim to grow our economy and make Missouri a more competitive place to do business. I am honored to receive this award.

Missouri Chamber recognizes Sen. Crawford as 2019 Business Champion.

Stockton High School American Government class visited Sen. Crawford at the Capitol.

Senator Crawford presided over the First Extra Session of the First Regular
Session of the 100th General Assembly this week