Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

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  • What follows is a text from Rep. Becky Ruth "Bill passed out of committee with only one NO vote--Brandon Ellington". The bill is, of course HB 563, there were several amendment added, mostly to clean up some drafting but one that requires a person using the account to live in the house for at least 2 years, several committee members were concerned about someone using the account to "flip houses", not sure how that would be possible but......

  • Last Monday, February 13 the House Committee on Ways and Means heard testimony on HB 563 , First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Act. Rep. Becky Ruth, the sponsor did such a great job of explaining the bill I really didn’t have to do much at all, we also had great testimony from Joe Bayer, Jr from First Integrity Mortgage Services. Missouri Bankers Association, Missouri Credit Union Association, Mortgage Bankers Association and the...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    A new Republican Governor coupled with very focused leadership in both the House and Senate means that for the first month of the session the House and Senate have been occupied passing issues that for the past eight years would have met with a veto and, in many cases, less than 109 votes in the House needed for a veto override. That changed some this week. On Monday at 1:00 PM the House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing on HB...

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    Posted in: Common Ground

    If you’ve ever wanted to get a closer look at the General Assembly in a small group setting, then REALTOR Days at the Capitol is a great opportunity. Beginning on February 22 and continuing through March and April it’s an opportunity to get an inside look at the General Assembly and to have an impact on legislation that’s important to your profession. Capitol Conference is early in the session and is a great way to give...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    July 14 was the last day for the Governor to take action on bills passed by the General Assembly in the 2016 session. The Governor waited until Friday, July 14 to sign HB 1862, landlord/tenant. One bill he vetoed was SB 867 that contains the provisions that allow Kansas City to require limited liability companies who own property in the city to file an affidavit listing the name and street address of a natural person...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    End of Session Report The Second Regular Session of the 98 th General Assembly completed floor action on May 13. On May 25 they sent to the Governor all bills passed that he had not previously received. Several bills, including the state budget, were delivered to the Governor in time for him to take action prior to the end of session, the purpose was to give the General assembly an opportunity to override the veto, which they...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    This is a very limited report. It is Sunday and most of the bills that were completed the last two days of session are not on the internet as yet so I’ll post another report later this week or early next week. What we know for sure: HB 1862, Landlord/tenant was truly agreed and finally passed on Thursday, May 12. It was amended in the Senate to include language from SB 743 that requires landlords to place security deposits...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    The Mission Advocacy Committee met by conference call on 03/28/2016 and reviewed additional bills. They have been included in the Bill Status Report though they still must be acted upon by the Executive Committee. Those bills include HB 2706 (Support); HB’s 2705. 2727,2732, 2794, 2668 and 2669 (all Opposed). All Association members were invited to listen in to the call via a post on The Landing. The General Assembly comes...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    I think I’ve figured out how to get the links to work so, you should be able to click on the bill number and it will take you to the State web site and allow you to read the complete text of the legislation. I know that it works on my side but I’m a little worried that something in the process of translating to The Landing may cause problems. Just three days until Spring Break for the General Assembly and it’s none too soon. ...

  • Posted in: Common Ground

    I'm changing up the report a little. Below is a tracking list with all of the bills that are currently being followed, under the remark heading is the current position of Missouri REALTORS® on the legislation. This gives you one place to look and see the bills and their status. A problem is that these bills numbers are not linked, I'll eventually learn how to automatically link them so you can read the entire bill. View this as a work in progress....