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MO House Adds Multiple Amendments To SB226, Which Affect Taxes And Education Choices


On Wednesday morning, the Missouri House of Representatives tacked on multiple amendments to a Senate sales tax bill.

One approved amendment tacked on to Senate Bill 226 would allow parents to choose what school district they would like to send their child to, if they own property in another school district and have paid at least $3,000 in property taxes for at least three years.

Representative Rick Francis, a Republican from Perryville, said the amendment would not allow parents to act rashly because of those stipulations.

“The bottom line is it gives parents choice, which in some situations are going to be better for both schools”, said Rep. Francis.

The overall bill was ultimately approved with eleven amendments and will be sent over to the Senate for consideration. 

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