Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Infrastructure & Environment Bills Introduced in Missouri General Assembly

The Missouri General Assembly has  been at work in its new session for almost a week.  Here is a roudup of some of the bills that relate to infrastructure and the environment.

HB 44 - Allows hydropower produced in any quantity to be used to satisfy the renewable energy standard (Sponsor: Rep. Bart Korman)

HB 74 - Authorizes any city, town, or village to impose, upon voter approval, a fee for the repair or replacement of residential lateral sewer service line (Sponsor: Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger)

HB 75 - Prohibits specified increases in premiums or fees charged for sewer or wastewater treatment in St. Charles County without a vote of the people (Sponsor: Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger)

HB 83 - Authorizes an income tax credit for a taxpayer who uses processed biomass engineered fiber fuel (Sponsor: Rep. T. J. Berry)

HB 104 Solon, Sheila - Changes the laws regarding special assessments for neighborhood improvement districts (Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Solon)

HB 119 - Modifies provisions relating to the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act (Sponsor: Rep. T. J. Berry)

HB 135 - Authorizes any political subdivision to enter into design-build contracts for construction projects exceeding one million dollars (Sponsor: Rep. John Diehl)

SB 13 - Eliminates solid waste management districts and reduces landfill tipping fees by the amount previously used on district overhead and administration (Sponsor: Sen. Kurt Schaefer)

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