General Assembly begins work on tax and regulation reforms

Missouri Chamber

Three legislative committees have held hearings on bills to encourage business growth by lowering taxes and fighting excessive regulation.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was present during the hearings on the following bills, all of which are awaiting committee votes.

House Bill 513: Establishing the Lowest Business Filing Fees in the Nation

Rep. John McCaherty’s House Bill 513 would lower Missouri’s business filing fees to $5. If passed, this would give Missouri the lowest fees in the nation.

The bill is supported by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, a Democrat. Kander’s office collects the business filing fees.

“There have been some changes over the last few years with the Secretary of State’s office. We’ve started doing more things online, started streamlining that process a little bit,” said Rep. McCaherty, a Republican from High Ridge. “So this is an opportunity for us to put about $6 million back…

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