Immigration Law

HCS/SB 75 – Changes the eligibility requirements for a concealed carry permit. Non–citizens who are United States permanent residents are eligible. If an applicant is not a U.S. citizen, the application must include his or her country of citizenship and any alien or admission number issued by the federal Bureau of Customs and Immigration Enforcement. An applicant must show government–issued photo identification only for the purpose of verifying the person’s identify for permit renewal. (See also Local Government Law)

CCS/HCS/SB 127 – Modifies provisions relating to public assistance benefits. (See also Labor & Employment Law)

Adds definitions for modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) methodologies and adds new federal requirements for all MO HealthNet applicants and participants to qualify for benefits regarding residency, citizenship or qualified alien status, and a Social Security number.

Effective January 1, 2014, the Department of Social Services shall conduct an annual redetermination of all MO HealthNet participants’ eligibility as provided under federal rule. (Signed 7/8/13)

SS/HB 184 – If a qualified company participates in a job training program authorizing retention of withholding tax, the company will not retain withholding tax under this program but will be issued a refundable tax credit for the amount of the benefit they would be allowed under this program. Companies employing individuals that are not legally allowed to work in the United States will be ineligible for benefits under the program. Companies that become delinquent on their taxes will have their benefits authorized under this program reduced by the delinquent amount. The Missouri Works Program will sunset on August 28, 2019. (See also Taxation Law)