Who runs the offices that hand out your driver’s license, your car license, boat registration and the like would change under a bill moving forward in the House.
The bill would end an ages old practice in Missouri; awarding a license fee office to a campaign contributor.
Rep. Jeff Roorda (D-Barnhart) says it is well past time to end the patronage practice of handing out fee offices to donors, which has been a bi-partisan practice of both Democratic and Repubilcan governors for decades.
Sponsor Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City) tells colleagues HB 381 calls for fee offices to be awarded to non-profits or governmental groups and only to individuals if none of those entities apply.
The bill calls for wait times at fee offices to be no more than 30 minutes and for no employee in a fee office to be paid any more than $100,000.
It needs another favorable vote to move on to the Senate.
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