May 17th, 2019 was the last day of session for 2019 in Jefferson City.
THANK YOU to everyone that took the time to send emails, make calls and speak with your legislators. Thank you to AASP-Missouri State President, Mike Moehlenkamp (Gary’s Auto Service) for the many trips he made to Jefferson City this session to testify and walking the halls trying to ducate the legislators with me. Thank you to Sheri Hamilton and the MWACA for working together with us on this legislation. Sheri developed the keepmissouriroadssafe.com website that provided information pertinent to the legislation we opposed. It was a great experience to work together as one industry
We were successful in stopping HB451 as it died in the Senate Transportation Committee.
Too bad if a bill can’t survive on its own that the legislators can throw it at everything trying to sneak it by. Rep. Eggleston amended both SB147 and SB89 with the exemption language basically making the safety inspection ineffective by eliminating 49% of the vehicles to be inspected.