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Another right wingnut bill, introduced yesterday:





0958H.02I   D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


To repeal sections 143.111 and 408.010, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to legal tender.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

           Section A. Sections 143.111 and 408.010, RSMo, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 143.111 and 408.010, to read as follows:

           143.111. The Missouri taxable income of a resident shall be such resident’s Missouri adjusted gross income less:

           (1) Either the Missouri standard deduction or the Missouri itemized deduction;

           (2) The Missouri deduction for personal exemptions;

           (3) The Missouri deduction for dependency exemptions;

           (4) The deduction for federal income taxes provided in section 143.171; [and]

           (5) The deduction for a self-employed individual’s health insurance costs provided in section 143.113; and

           (6) The deduction for any capital gains income included in Missouri adjusted gross income from the exchange of gold or silver under subsection 3 of section 408.010.

           408.010. [The silver coins of the United States are hereby declared a legal tender, at their par value, fixed by the laws of the United States, and shall be receivable in payment of all debts, public or private, hereafter contracted in the state of Missouri; provided, however, that no person shall have the right to pay, upon any one debt, dimes and half dimes to an amount exceeding ten dollars, or of twenty and twenty-five cent pieces exceeding twenty dollars.]

           1. For purposes of this section, the term “nonbank depository” shall mean a private storage firm used for the safekeeping and depositing of gold and silver issued by the federal government.

           2. In furtherance of the inherent rights of privacy and private property, the extent and composition of a person’s monetary holdings, including those on deposit with any nonbank depository, shall not be subject to disclosure, search, or seizure except upon strict adherence to due process safeguards, including but not limited to:

           (a) Issuance of a lawful warrant or writ by a judicial officer sitting in the county within which such holdings exist;

           (b) Under an adequate showing of probable cause with respect to the particular person or entity in question; and

           (c) Such warrant or writ being executed only under the authority of the duly elected sheriff of such county.

           3. Any nonbank depository operating under the provisions of this section shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the secretary of state requires.

           4. A nonbank depository must have written authority from the depositors for all transactions.

           5. A method of establishing the value of gold and silver to be accepted by the state shall be based on the London PM fix for that day’s transaction.

           6. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly under chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rules are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2013, shall be invalid and void.

[bold emphasis in original, strikethrough emphasis added]

You get a tax break for speculating in the gold and silver market?

Heh. Pay your tax bills with silver coin, based on the afternoon price fix rather than the face value? Think of the possibilities.

“…A method of establishing the value of gold and silver to be accepted by the state shall be based on the London PM fix for that day’s transaction….”

Why London? Why not an American commodities market, eh? Just asking.

What is this, a precious metals market manipulator protection act?

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.

Benjamin: Yes, sir.

Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?

Benjamin: Yes, I am.

Mr. McGuire: Plastics.

Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean?