SB 115
Modifies requirements pertaining to petition circulators
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Last Action:
3/23/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2009

Current Bill Summary

SB 115 - Under this act, petition circulators shall be Missouri residents and shall not be paid on a per signature basis. Persons who have broken laws that would constitute forgery in this state shall not qualify as petition circulators.

Currently, persons who misrepresent themselves on petitions are guilty of a misdemeanor. Under this act, those who knowingly do so are guilty of a class one election offense.

This act is similar to SB 598 (2007), SB 934 (2008), SB 1003 (2008), SB 954 (2008), SB 909 (2008), HB 1763 (2008), HB 228 (2009), HB 808 (2009), HB 837 (2009) and SB 569 (2009).