The House bill would give cities the power to suspend driver's licenses for 10 unpaid parking fines.
Car owners would only have to collect three unpaid tickets to lose their licenses under the Senate bill.
Representatives say the bill is patterned after an Illinois law that has been effective in Chicago.
But Reprentative Fred Pouche of the House Motor Vehicle Committee says the bill would be ineffective in college towns like Columbia.
The St. Louis Mayor's office says that in 1997 315 people had 10 or more unpaid parking tickets within the city. In Jefferson City, I'm Liz Cafer