Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on House Bill 1329:
"In January, the Missouri Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that invalidated local taxes on out-of-state vehicle transactions that have not been approved by the voters. Following that ruling, my administration began working with the legislature, local government officials and Missouri auto dealers to identify a solution to the issues raised by the Court and state law. As passed by the General Assembly, House Bill 1329 would bypass a vote of the people and improperly impose a tax increase. My administration remains committed to working with the legislature and others to resolve these issues, but the people of Missouri must have the opportunity to make their voices heard."