Secretary of State Kander is asking lawmakers to cut filing fees
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is asking lawmakers to cut dozens of filing fees to help the state attract new businesses.
On Thursday, Kander announced the fee cut as part of his agenda for the 2015 legislative session.
The measure would slash numerous fees for corporations, limited liability companies and nonprofits filing paperwork with the secretary of state.
The proposal follows the July 2014 creation of a secretary of state website that allows businesses to file almost all forms online.
Other measures backed by Kander include bills to give some members of the military more time to register to vote or request an absentee ballot.
One bill also would give emergency workers longer to request absentee ballots, which could be faxed or emailed to them.