Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 182, saying that the bill, as passed by the General Assembly, fails to protect Missourians’ right to vote on all the taxes the bill would impose.
Senate Bill 182 is a response to a 2012 Missouri Supreme Court decision, which invalidated local taxes on out-of-state and person-to-person vehicle sales. This created an incentive for consumers to purchase vehicles from out-of-state, rather than in-state, dealers. Last year, Gov. Nixon vetoed the General Assembly’s first attempt to address this circumstance, House Bill 1329, because it would have imposed a new tax retroactively and without a vote of the people.