Senior Services And Growth Program Gets Thumbs Up In Senate

Will establish the Senior Services Growth and Development Program. Prefiled as Senate Bill 86 by Sen. Wayne Wallingford, R-Cape Girardeau, the program would fund senior services through area agencies on aging. Money would be generated by setting aside 5 percent of the insurance premium tax collected from certain companies and associations, other than the premium tax already dedicated to the education, phased in over two years.

The bill was voted DO PASS by the Seniors, Families and Childrens Committee on February 27 and is awaiting further action. As of April 1, there has been no substantive change in status.

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