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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Kander, Schupp announce small business legislation
Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced legislation aimed at removing uncertainty small business owners face regarding fees required to start a business in Missouri.
The “Let Business Focus on Business Act,” or HB 916, decreases the frequency of fee changes allowed by limiting adjustment considerations to a specific time period every four years. Currently, fees can change on a rolling and unpredictable basis.
“Small business owners should be able to just focus on their work and not worry about what we’re doing in Jefferson City, which is why I am pushing legislation that will ensure they won’t have to deal with surprise changes in fees every year,” Kander said. “Unpredictability hurts job growth in Missouri, so I want to do whatever I can to make sure small business owners know the rules, and that they don’t change.”
The bill sponsor is Jill Schupp (D-St. Louis), who introduced the legislation today.
“Our number one goal in the legislature should be to help businesses across our state succeed,” Schupp said. “I filed this legislation to make sure we are making it as easy as possible for our small businesses to grow without having to worry about filing fees changing at random.”
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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