Pre-filed December 1, 2001, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.

TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.



To amend chapter 105, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to inaugural committees.

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

Section A. Chapter 105, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 105.459, to read as follows:

105.459. 1. A committee formed to receive contributions or make expenditures on behalf of a person elected to serve in a state office shall file a statement of organization with the Missouri ethics commission within thirty days after the committee is formed. The statement shall include:

(1) Identification of the major nature of the committee;

(2) The name, mailing address and telephone number of the chairperson or treasurer of the committee; and

(3) The anticipated duration of the committee's existence.

2. The committee shall file disclosure reports with the ethics commission which itemizes receipts, expenditures, and indebtedness incurred by the committee. The first disclosure report shall be filed not later than thirty days after the statement of organization is filed. Subsequent disclosure reports shall be filed every six months for the duration of the committee's existence.

3. The disclosure reports shall also include a separate listing by name, address, employer or occupation if self-employed, of each person from whom the committee received one or more contributions, in money or other things of value, which in the aggregate total in excess of twenty-five dollars, together with the date and amount of each such contribution. No committee shall accept any contribution without such information.

4. Upon termination of the committee, a termination statement indicating dissolution shall be filed with the ethics commission not later than ten days after the date of dissolution. The termination statement shall include:

(1) The distribution made of any surplus funds and the disposition of any deficits; and

(2) The name, mailing address and telephone number of the individual who shall preserve the committee's records and accounts pursuant to subsection 4 of this section.

5. The chair or treasurer of any committee covered by this section shall maintain accurate records and accounts which shall be maintained in accordance with accepted normal bookkeeping procedures and shall contain the bills, receipts, deposit records, canceled checks and other detailed information necessary to prepare and substantiate disclosure reports. All records and account of receipts and expenditures shall be preserved for at least three years after a termination statement is filed.

6. Any complaint that the provisions of this section are not followed shall be filed with the ethics commission. Such complaints shall be in the form described in section 105.957 and shall be investigated by the commission pursuant to section 105.961.

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