A Mid-Missouri lawmaker, who admitted to striking "everything except a deer" with his car, could receive compensation for any future collisions under a proposed law.
Rep. Tim Taylor, R-Cooper County, would have to prove that he was legally operating the vehicle and, if proven, could receive up to $250 from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for any future collisions with wild animals. That money is intended to go toward repair costs for the damaged vehicle.
Taylor was concerned about which species would and wouldn't be covered by the proposed law. House Bill 1363 would compel the MDC to pay up to $250 for vehicular damage caused by an animal the department protects.