Erika Navarrete (Nahv-ah-rett) has more from the State Capitol.
It was during the House Tax Committee hearing that Republican Representative Jeff Grisamore identified with his own bill on a personal level.
He told the committee about the death of his daughter who had been his seventh child.
Grisamore said it's difficult to deal with taxes and expensive funeral costs while suffering someone's death.
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Grisamore's bill would authorize an income tax deduction for all funeral costs up to five-thousand dollars.
No one testified against the bill that remains pending before the committee.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Erika Navarrete, KMOX News.