Where Do You Stand on These Issues?

Posted October 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm


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District 125 Survey Questions

1. Term Limits – Under current law, state legislators are allowed to serve up to 8 years in the Missouri House of Representatives and 8 years in the Missouri Senate for a possible maximum combined total of 16 years. Do you support keeping term limits for state legislators at the maximum combined total of 16 years, but allowing any combination of years served in the Missouri House and/or Senate up to 16 years total (i.e. a legislator could serve up to 16 years in either the Missouri House or Senate?)

Yes No Undecided

2. Currently the Governor appoints the Director of Agriculture. Would you be in favor of the Director of Agriculture being an elected position to be able to serve two 4-year terms?

Yes No Undecided

3. Because MoDOT relies primarily on fuel taxes as its funding source, improved vehicle gas mileage has caused a decrease in fuel tax collections while construction costs continue to increase. Consequently, the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission is proposing a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years earmarked for transportation. A 1-cent general sales tax raises about $700 million annually which would return MoDOT to the 2009-2010 construction program level. The current 17 cents per gallon state gas tax would need to be doubled to produce the same amount of money. Do you believe a better way to help pay for roads and bridges is with a dedicated state sales tax rather than a higher state fuel tax?

Yes No Undecided

4. Do you favor Missouri adopting the Medicaid Expansion for Health Care?

Yes No Undecided

5. Currently Missouri uses Standard Time during the winter months and Daylight Savings time during the summer months. Would you be in favor of adopting Daylight Savings time year round?

Yes No Undecided

6. In today’s modern technology many people use the Internet to purchase merchandise all over the United States. If the company has no brick & mortar store or warehouse in the state of Missouri, they are not required by Federal law to collect our state sales tax. Do you think that this tax needs to be collected and sent to our Department of Revenue?

Yes No Undecided

7. Current state law requires state prevailing wage on all public works projects with the exception of school construction in 3rd class counties. Would you favor all public works projects in 3rd class counties to opt out of having to pay the state prevailing wage, which is usually based on the Kansas City/St. Louis pay scale?

Yes No Undecided

8. All of Missouri’s border states, except Illinois, have “Right to Work” laws that allow workers to work without having to join a union and pay union dues. Would you be in favor of Missouri becoming a “Right to Work” state?

Yes No Undecided

9. Do you favor a photo I.D. to vote?

Yes No Undecided

10. Do you favor a photo I.D. on food stamp cards to help reduce fraud?

Yes No Undecided

11. Would you be in favor of school district lines to be redrawn to help reduce transportation costs?

Yes No Undecided

12. Do you feel that a military veteran who has been taught how to use a firearm should be required to attend a hunter safety course in order to purchase a hunting license to hunt?

Yes No Undecided

13. Currently, an owner of farm land in Missouri who lives out of state due to work, must purchase an out of state deer tag to hunt on his or her own land. Do you agree?

Yes No Undecided

14. Building Codes – Current law authorizes voters in only first and second class counties, which tend to be more urban, to adopt county building codes. Also, only those voters in the affected, unincorporated areas may vote on county building codes. Are you in favor of allowing voters to have building codes in 3rd class counties?

Yes No Undecided

15. A Missouri Supreme Court decision handed down in 2012 invalidated Missouri’s $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The cap was put in place by the Missouri General Assembly in a tort reform bill passed in 2005. That bill came in response to a 2002 court ruling that eliminated the state’s cap on noneconomic damages in tort lawsuits. In 2013, the Missouri General Assembly will again consider legislation that would reinstate the cap. Do you favor?

Yes No Undecided

Where do you stand on these issues? I would appreciate your input as we prepare to begin a new Legislative Session in January. Upon completion of the survey questions, please e-mail your answers to me at warren.love@house.mo.gov or fill out and mail back to me at: Rep. Warren D. Love, Missouri State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101

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“Looking Onward”

Warren D. Love, State Representative

Serving the good people of the 125th District