I was welcomed back to our third week of this years new session by some unusually mild winter weather- mild enough that I was able to keep my office window open most of the week! 
I had a great opportunity to talk with several realtors and business owners form the 105th district this week as many of them came to the capitol to discuss different issues that the house will be taking up this session. 
I have filed my House Concurrent Resolution urging the Federal government to Audit the Federal Reserve and it was been designated as HCR 9.
On the JOB-front, I received much support from the Jefferson/Franklin County delegations for the Family Business Growth Act which I filed just yesterday. This bill will help provide relief to certain struggling family businesses in the Jefferson'Franklin county area.
I believe this year will be a productive year for Missouri and I am greatly looking forward to the coming months.

You can read my entire 3rd week capitol report HERE.
I recently filed HB 845, The Family Business Growth Act, will allows up to two members of an employer's family within the third degree of affinity to opt out of workers' compensation insurance but still be counted toward the total number of employees.

This bill does not affect any employee who is currently covered by workers compensation insurance, nor does it change when an employee is required to receive workers compensation coverage.
This bill  merely  allows up to two family member employees to voluntarily opt out of workers compensation insurance. This will provide a small, family owned business with an opportunity to reinvest into their business in other capacities.
This bill has a sunset clause set for August 28th, 2015.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time:8:00 AM
Location:House Hearing Room 4