HB 591 -- SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON HUNTING FEES AND SUPPLIES
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Agri-Business by a vote of 19 to 0.
This bill exempts from state and local sales and use taxes all
admission fees charged for the hunting and taking of certain
game birds on licensed shooting areas and all sales of feed and
equipment used in the production of certain game birds by
licensed wildlife breeders.
FISCAL NOTE: Loss to General Revenue Fund, School District
Trust Fund, Conservation Sales Tax Fund, and Parks and soil
Sales Tax Fund of Unknown in FY 2000, FY 2001, and FY 2002.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that this bill is necessary to place
Missouri wildlife breeders on a level playing field with
breeders in other states who are already exempt from sales tax.
This bill is one of the recommendations of the Joint Interim
Committee on Small Farms and Value-Added Agriculture Programs.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Koller; Missouri
Wildlife Association; and Hunter Breeder's Association.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Roland Tackett, Legislative Analyst