The state House has passed legislation that contains the changes the Governor proposed to a measure to resume collection of taxes on vehicle purchases made out-of-state.
Senate Bill 182 would have eliminated state and local use taxes on those vehicles and replaced it with a sales tax on their titling. Local voters would have had the opportunity to vote on whether to discontinue the collection of sales taxes on titling.
Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, saying it would not have let voters repeal the tax in the cases of private transactions. He also said if voters would have repealed the tax on out-of-state transactions, it would also have repealed the local sales tax on ALL vehicle transactions.
The changes in language the Governor proposed were added in committee to SB 23, a bill that originally dealt with a tax issue in Pettis County. The House took up that bill and added more than 20 amendments to it, including issues like “angel investor” and cargo hub tax credits and internet sales tax collections, and voted to send it to the Senate.
The Senate rejected the bill and the two chambers will go to conference to work out their differences. The House’s conferees will be Representatives Caleb Jones (R-California), Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and John Rizzo (R-Kansas City).