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Missouri minorities the focus of a new bill

Date: January 20, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 309

Intro: A bill is proposed in the Missouri House which may put the magnifying glass on minorities more often when drafting legislation.

Rebecca Beitsch (B-EYE-CH) has more from the capitol.

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One bill would add minority impact to the existing financial and legal matters examined when filing a bill.

St. Louis City State Representative Democrat Jamilah Nasheed sponsored the bill and she cites the 5 billion dollars in loans and grants given to Missouri minorities as a cause to explore their effectiveness.

 

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Description: We haven't really had the opportunity to see how many minorities really benefit from grants and contracts throughout the state of Missouri. My purpose was basically to put forth a bill that would really give us a look into the minority impact.  


The bill has yet to be assigned to a committee.

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


Intro: A bill is proposed in the Missouri House which may put the magnifying glass on minorities more often when drafting legislation.

Rebecca Beitsch (B-EYE-CH) has more from Jefferson City.

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OutCue: SOC

 

One bill would add minority impact to the existing financial and legal matters examined when filing a bill.

Democratic State Representative Talibdin El-Amin of St. Louis City co-sponsors the bill and said in addition to promoting fairness, if passed into law the bill would also provide better oversight of tax dollars.

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Description: What makes this bill particularly a good bill is the element of transparency. I think any time you could heighten or instill a level of transparency in government I think the people benefit; I think government benefits in terms of restoring credibility and trust.

The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee.

From the capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, 1120 KMOX News.