WHEREAS, on April 28, 2017, by Executive Order 17-12, I declared a State of Emergency due to the severe weather that has caused damages associated with high winds, hail, heavy rains, flooding, and flash flooding in several areas throughout the State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, the severe weather beginning on April 28, 2017 has created a condition of distress and hazards to the safety and welfare of Missourians; and

WHEREAS, many Missourians living in the areas affected by the severe weather beginning on April 28, 2017 have suffered great hardship and have been impaired in their ability to conduct normal activities; and

WHEREAS, in order to respond to the emergency, it is necessary to adjust certain rules and regulations on a temporary and short-term basis.

NOW THEREFORE, I, ERIC R. GREITENS, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Chapter 44, RSMo, do hereby issue the following order:

The Director of the Department of Revenue is vested with full discretionary authority to temporarily waive or suspend the operation of any statutory or administrative rule or regulation currently in place under his purview in order to best serve the interests of the public health and safety during the period of the emergency and the subsequent recovery period.

This Order shall terminate on June 11, 2017, unless extended in whole or in part.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 11th day of May, 2017.

[Eric R. Greitens's signature]
Eric R. Greitens


[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
John R. Ashcroft
Secretary of State

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