Bill giving free metered parking to veterans passes House
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Bill giving free metered parking to veterans passes House

Date: March 12, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Veterans may not have to carry around as much change now that a bill giving free metered parking to some veterans has passed the Missouri House. Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the State Capitol.   RunTime:0:43
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One of the first democratic-sponsored bills to make it out of the Missouri House would give certain veterans free metered parking in places that choose to adopt the measure.

But Eureka Democrat Michael Frame, himself a veteran, questioned whether free parking for veterans was worth the loss in revenue.

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Description: "It's really nice to say we recognize these people, they're special.  Therefore, you need to offer them something free. And I'm not sure how much that costs us."


The bill's sponsor, Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis City said that the bill would cost the state nothing but would help thank veterans for their service.

The bill passed 152-3 and will now move to the Senate.

From Jefferson City, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.     


Intro: Parking could get cheaper for some veterans thanks to a bill passed by the Missouri House. Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the State Capitol.

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Some veterans may spend less time looking for change after the Missouri House passed a bill giving free metered parking to certain veterans.

Dixon Republican David Days said he supported the bill because the measure is optional.

 

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Description: This bill simply says that cities in the state of Missouri can decide if they want to do this. It's not a mandate at all from the state.

The bill passed 152-3 and will now move on to the Senate.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.