Thursday, January 11, 2007
Taney County Republican offers bill to protect his business
If you remember, a couple of weeks ago I was writing about the bill sponsored by Rep. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, a bowling alley operator, which would have excluded sales tax on bowling equipment and supplies.
After the light of publicity was shined on this legislation, the only bill I can find that Richard has proposed this year, it was quickly withdrawn.
Apparently, Richard is not the only one whose only legislation was designed to help his own business. HB 310, proposed by 62nd District Rep. Dennis Wood, R-Kimberling City, would make it a crime to sell real estate without a license and impose a penalty of up to $2,500 a day, with each day the activity takes place being considered a separate offense.
Wood, as you might guess, is a real estate agent.
This is the only legislation Wood has proposed this year.
One of the bill's co-sponsors is Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin.