Bills introduced in the Missouri General Assembly this session would have a major impact on the way the Missouri Department of Conservation is funded.
One of those bills, a measure that would eliminate the Conservation Sales Tax, was withdrawn Friday by its sponsor, State Rep. Craig Redmon. He said the proposal had met his intended goal: to generate debate over the Department of Conservation’s accountability.
Three other bills targetting the agency’s funding remain:
▪ One bill calls for a constitutional amendment requiring the Conservation Sales Tax to be approved by voters every 10 years.
▪ Another measure would keep the Conservation Sales Tax but would eliminate hunting, fishing and trapping permit fees for residents.
▪ Another measure calls for reducing the Conservation Sales Tax from 1/8th of a cent to 1/16th of a cent.
NOTE: The voting is now closed: