Update from Jay Wasson:
Greetings from the Missouri Senate!
I am happy to report that Right to Work was signed by the Governor and has become law. It goes into effect on August 28th.
The Missouri Senate also passed out Senate Bill 31 which modifies the collateral source rule and provides that parties may introduce evidence of the actual cost, rather than the value, of the medical care rendered. Simply put, it establishes that the appropriate recovery for medical expenses is the amount that was actually paid for those medical expenses rather than the value.
This week, the Missouri Senate passed changes to Project Labor Agreements, Senate Bill 182. PLA’s drive up the cost of construction by excluding nonunion contractors and their skilled employees from building projects paid for by their own community’s tax dollars. This bill would allow nonunion contractors who represent 75% of Missouri’s construction labor, to bid on these jobs and to save costs.
Senate Bill 16 was also passed out of the Missouri Senate. This bill will cut back harmful red tape and help end the overreach of government. The measure exempts state sales tax on delivery charges for items like groceries or medicines.
I just want to keep you updated.