“In order to ensure that taxpayer money does not directly or indirectly support international acts of terrorism, the State of Missouri and its cities, counties and other political subdivisions shall not contract with or invest in any individuals, partnerships, corporations or other legal entities invested in or doing business with countries designated by the US State Department, as of January 1, 2015, as state sponsors of terrorism. 

Existing contracts and/or investments must not be renewed, and must be cancelled or divested at the earliest prudent opportunity. Under no circumstance shall such contracts and/or investments be in force past December 31, 2018.” 

Prohibited countries will be added to the list when designated by the US State Department as a state sponsor of terrorism. Countries can be removed from the prohibition list only upon their reclassification by the US State Department, and an affirmative majority vote of the State House and State Senate and the signature of the Governor, or by the overriding of the Governor’s veto by the State House and State Senate by a 2/3rds vote.

Sarah Steelman earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She served as Missouri state senator representing the 16th District, when she served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce and the Environment. She also served as a member of both the Senate Committee on Aging, Families, Mental and Public Health and of the Senate Committee on Education; and a member of the Senate Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight. Between 2004 and 2008, Steelman served as Missouri State Treasurer. She has also worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Revenue, and is currently an assistant professor in economics at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Eric Schmitt is a State Senator from Glendale, Missouri, first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He is currently seeking the office of State Treasurer in 2016. Senator Schmitt has focused on private sector job creation and lowering the tax burden on Missouri citizens and businesses. He has crafted legislation that focuses on removing impediments to job creation and economic growth. Schmitt authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history, both of which were enacted into law. These bills reduce the tax burden on small businesses by 25 percent and eliminate the corporate franchise tax. He was also a leader in cutting the tax burden for individuals from 6 percent to 5.5 percent. Schmitt is Chairman of Majority Caucus, Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee, and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. He serves on the Gubernatorial Appointments, Judiciary and Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committees as well. Schmitt lives in Glendale with his wife, Jaime, and their three children, Stephen, Sophia and Olivia.

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