Nixon says the bill would benefit corporations/lobbyists/LLCs. Berry says it's important for small businesses.
Berry calls Nixon's rhetoric "garbage."
Rep. Jill Schupp speaking now -- speaking in a soft voice, she says she's speaking for working Missourians.
The Democrat from St. Louis calls out the big $ coming in for the override effort -- "$2 million spent to deceive the public that this tax cut will benefit them."
Rep. Hoskins now speaking about 253's importance to compete with state's like Kansas.
Hoskins questioning Schupp now -- disagreement over whether or not the "triggers" apply to corporations. Hoskins says his interpretation is correct because he's a CPA. Gallery responds and then gets gaveled.
Jones says he'll clear the gallery if there's any more outbursts.
Speaker Jones says he's passionate about the topic, too, but threat stands.
A lot of debate/questions about the triggers in 253 -- Does it apply only to individuals? Are they adequate failsafes?
If this bill comes back next year (like Speaker says), one would assume that this language will be cleared up.
Rep. Grisamore speaking in favor of 253 now -- says it wouldn't cut revenue for the state by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Rep. Koenig now speaking in favor of the bill, says he wants an override and a special session to fix some of the flaws -- like inadvertent Rx sales tax hike.
(Reminder: if you have questions or comments about the veto session please feel free to use the commenting function here in the liveblog - we'd love to hear from you).
"Rule 16. In case of disturbance or disorderly conduct in the lobbies or galleries, the Speaker,
temporary Speaker or Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House shall have power to order the
same cleared. They shall not, however, have the power to remove members from the floor of the
House, except by a majority vote of those present."
Now the House is getting into minutia of the bill -- what specific lawmakers would pay on their LLCs/in their W-2s.
Getting to a dichotomy in the 253 debate. Rhetoric that we need to pass it to compete with Kansas, yet proponents like the Rep currently speaking is that the bill is nothing like Kansas.
@Chris: To answer the question, HB 19 is an appropriations bill. Part of it was line-item vetoed by the Gov (meaning it wasn't entirely vetoed, just a portion). Here's the portion he vetoed.
Section 19.006. To the Office of Administration
2 For the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
3 For reconstruction of the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
4 From Fair Share Fund. ............................................... $1,000,000