SB 767 - This act establishes the "Statewide Elected Official Aircraft Act." Under the act, the procurement, purchase, and maintaining of fiscal accounts of any aircraft to be used by state agencies shall come under the control and supervision of the commissioner of administration. This shall not apply to aircraft purchased by the state highway patrol. The operation, inspection, mechanical maintenance, and scheduled use of state controlled aircraft shall be under the control of the State Highway Patrol. Any aircraft procured or purchased for any state agency which is governed by an independent commission shall not be operated or maintained by the state highway patrol but by personnel of the respective agency, unless the governing commission of the agency contracts with the State Highway Patrol to engage in those duties.
The act requires the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, or Attorney General to use state controlled aircraft if they must fly within the state of Missouri to represent their respective offices for official state business. The act requires, if flying outside the state of Missouri, these state officials to consult with the office of administration to determine whether the use of a state controlled aircraft, a regularly scheduled commercial flight, or a private charter flight is the most economical and appropriate.