State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on February 23, 2021 file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Basye to file two key education bills on Wednesday

Missouri’s House Education Committee chair says Columbia’s school board ignores taxpayers and parents.

State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on February 23, 2021 file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

House Elementary and Education Committee Chairman Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) tells 939 the Eagle that he will pre-file legislation this morning to allow the recall of school board members. He’ll also file a separate bill establishing a petition process for citizens to try to force school boards to place an item on their meeting agenda.

Today is the first day of pre-filing for Missouri’s 2022 session, which begins on January 5 in Jefferson City.

More than 50 bills have already been pre-filed, as of mid-morning. One bill from State Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff) involves the 1619 project. Another bill from State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Kansas City) repeals provisions that prohibit political subdivisions from adopting orders and ordinances involving firearms.

And State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland), the Majority Caucus chair, tells 939 the Eagle’s Branden Rathert that she’ll pre-file a bill aimed at repealing Missouri’s new gasoline tax.

Missouri lawmakers approved the bipartisan gasoline tax last year:  it increases Missouri’s gas tax by 2.5 cents per gallon for five years, for a total of 12 cents. It was the first gas tax increase in 25 years in Missouri

 

 

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