HB 2100 -- Tobacco Settlement Fund
Co-Sponsors: Selby, Luetkenhaus, Kelley (47), Cierpiot,
O'Connor, Burton, Reynolds
This bill requires all funds received from the tobacco
settlement to be deposited in the Missouri Tobacco Settlement
Trust Fund. Moneys in the fund and any interest accruing on the
funds will not be classified as total state revenues.
The bill also declares that it is the policy of the state to
provide and promote alternatives to abortion services for women
with crisis pregnancies or unplanned pregnancies. Two percent
of the moneys available for appropriation from the Tobacco
Settlement Trust Fund will be transferred to the Missouri
Alternatives to Abortion Support Fund, created in the bill, to
be used for alternatives to abortion services and for entities
that provide those services. The bill also allows other
appropriations and other receipts to be deposited in the fund.
Only one-half of the funds in the Missouri Alternatives to
Abortion Support Fund can be appropriated until the fund exceeds
The bill also creates the Missouri Respect Life Commission to
administer and disburse moneys from the Missouri Alternatives to
Abortion Support Fund. The bill outlines membership and
administrative guidelines for the commission.
The bill contains a referendum clause.
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