The fate of sound money in Missouri may be determined in a meeting tonight of Senate leadership.
In April, HB1637 passed the House by a 95 to 37 margin. Now however, the Missouri Senate is locked in a budget battle with the 2012 session slated to conclude on May 18. Despite the focus on budget issues, the bill passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously this morning.
HB1637 simply states: “The Missouri Sound Money Act of 2012 is established which changes the laws regarding legal tender as follows: (1) Specifies that gold and silver issued by the federal government is legal tender in Missouri;”
However, it seems as though Senate leadership may need some encouragement to let this “controversial” bill be heard this session. Urgent action is needed. If you live in the state of Missouri, please call and email Senate leadership, in particular Senator’s Tom Dempsey and Robert Mayer. It’s do or die time for constitutional tender in Missouri. NOW is the time to keep momentum on this vital issue spreading across our nation!