The plan from Rep. Ryan Silvey calls for the Department of Revenue to "rescind all current fee agent contracts" by September 2007 and seek fresh bids. Notes from the Silvey camp, peddled to the media on Monday, outlined the process (typos and all) of who gets to bid, and in what order:
(A) First to non profit organizations and entities that have 501(c) status with the Internal Revenue Service. Types of entities would include, but not be limited to, chamber's of commerce, veterans' organizations, and local school foundations;
(B) Second to local political subdivisions. These would include, but not be limited to, county or city collectors, clerk's, or fire districts.
(C) No individual or for profit entity would be eligible for selection.
No customer shall have to wait any longer than thirty minutes for service or their fee is waved.
The Blunt Administration refuses to acknowledge any sort of problem with the fee offices, despite reports of an active FBI investigation. On Monday a man from the governor's revenue department was blunt: "We would disagree with the representatives' assessment that the system is broken."