SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1482

90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES PHILLIPS, BENNETT (Co-sponsors), FROELKER, SALLEE,

LUETKEMEYER, TUDOR, POUCHE, PRYOR, BLUNT, LEVIN, GASKILL, MYERS, HARTZLER (124),

LINTON, REINHART, LOUDON, BARNETT AND HEGEMAN.

Read 1st time January 13, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk

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AN ACT

To repeal sections 115.641 and 115.646, RSMo 1994, relating to election offenses by public employees, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Sections 115.641 and 115.646, RSMo 1994, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 115.641 and 115.646, to read as follows:

115.641. Any duty or requirement imposed by sections 115.001 to [115.641 and sections 51.450 and 51.460, RSMo] 115.646, which is not fulfilled and for which no other or different punishment is prescribed shall constitute a class four election offense.

115.646. No contribution or expenditure of public funds shall be made directly by any officer, employee or agent of any political subdivision to advocate, support, or oppose any ballot measure or candidate for public office. In addition to any other prohibition authorized by this section, this section shall be construed to prohibit the employees of any state community college, college or university from using any public equipment or facilities of any kind, including electronic forms of communication, for such activities. This section shall not be construed to prohibit any public official of a political subdivision from making public appearances or from issuing press releases concerning any such ballot measure.



Missouri House of Representatives