Data Center Legislation Sails through Senate

Missouri Chamber

The Missouri Senate has Third Read and Passed Senate bill 149 by a vote of 28-4, which would exempt from sales tax resources or equipment used or consumed in the production or facilitation of a data center, including utilities and electricity. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson (R-Bolivar)

That provision will give Missouri a significant boost above other states wooing data centers and server farms. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

“We applaud the Senate for getting this done quickly and sent to the House so that we can see this bill become law sooner rather than later,” Tracy King, vice president of governmental affairs for the Missouri Chamber, said. “This is an opportunity for Missouri to become a leader in data centers and economic development which will benefit the state for years to…

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