Tony Lovasco's Voting Record

Vote explanations will be listed below for recorded "roll call" votes made on pertinent matters (amendments, bill passage, etc). Roll call votes on routine procedural actions such as approving the daily House journal are not generally listed. If a particular action is notable for special or unusual reasons, it may be included in this list despite falling into a category not normally documented.

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04/08/19 -- HB 501 -- Designates an official tartan for the State of Missouri

Bill Number: 
HB 501
Bill Purpose: 
Designates an official tartan for the State of Missouri
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 501, introduced by Representative Derek Grier (Republican - District 100) designates an official tartan for the State of Missouri.  If you wish to see what it looks like, click here to visit a 3rd party website that showcases the proposed design.

I know basically nothing regarding tartans, nor their significance to the culture or history of Missouri.  So I'm not sure this bill fills any particular need or purpose.  But there is no cost to the state and there is no burden being imposed on anyone, so I voted in favor of this bill out of courtesy to its sponsor.

04/08/19 -- HB 485 -- Modifies accreditation standards for special school districts

Bill Number: 
HB 485
Bill Purpose: 
Modifies accreditation standards for special school districts
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 485, introduced by Representative Shamed Dogan (Republican - District 98) requires the State Board of Education to develop modified accreditation standards for special school districts to reflect the needs of those students.

I am not an expert in this area, but this seems reasonable and does not appear to be expanding government or otherwise adding to any taxpayer's burden.

04/08/19 -- HB 815 -- Increases the max duration of credit transactions subject to certain regulations

Bill Number: 
HB 815
Bill Purpose: 
Increases the max duration of credit transactions subject to certain regulations
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 815, introduced by Representative John Black (Republican - District 137) increases the time period that insurance policies that are written in connection with a loan can run before they are subject to regulation.  The current time period is 10 years - this bill increases that to 15 years.

I admit I'm not 100% sure what the motivation behind this bill is, however it is clearly reducing regulation, which is generally a safe bet.

04/08/19 -- HB 831 -- Establishes a special license plate for the Association of MO Electric Cooperatives

Bill Number: 
HB 831
Bill Purpose: 
Establishes a special license plate for the Association of MO Electric Cooperatives
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 831, introduced by Representative Greg Sharpe (Republican - District 4) establishes a special license plate for the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives.  The idea is that line workers and similar personnel can purchase these special plates it identify their vehicles, in a similar fashion as State Representatives are able to with their special plates.  While I'm not sure this is a particularly necessary addition, the cost to the state is minimal, so I did not object.

04/08/19 -- HB 841 -- Designates September 9th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day

Bill Number: 
HB 841
Bill Purpose: 
Designates September 9th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

My blanket statement on dedication bills:

I am not generally a fan of bills that dedicate days or months for particular causes.  That's not to say that I have problem with the underlying cause, only that using government time to express a sentiment is more often than not unlikely to actually make any difference regarding the cause being supported or opposed.  That said, such bills do not cost the taxpayers any money, and are typically debated for only a short time on the House floor.  As a result, out of courtesy to the bill sponsor, it is my policy to vote yes on such measures unless special circumstances apply.  Accordingly, I voted yes on this bill.

04/08/19 -- HB 898 -- Establishes a Back the Blue special license plate

Bill Number: 
HB 898
Bill Purpose: 
Establishes a Back the Blue special license plate
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 898, introduced by Representative Sarah Walsh (Republican - District 50) establishes a new "Back the Blue" special license plate that can be purchased upon registering one's vehicle.  I'm not sure this is particularly necessary, however the cost to the state is minimal and it seems to be a popular idea so I did not oppose it.

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