SB 355 - Currently, a prospective gubernatorial appointee to a board or commission must file a financial statement detailing all political contributions made within the four-year period prior to such appointment. This act increases that time period to the ten year period prior to such appointment.
For all gubernatorial appointments made after August 28, 2011, where the appointee is designated as a "public member", "consumer representative", "patient advocate" or similar designation where specialized knowledge is not a prerequisite to appointment, this act requires that such members shall not have, or have had, a financial interest in the subject regulated by the board or commission within at least the five years immediately preceding appointment. Further, such appointees shall not be, or have been, an employee of the state of Missouri within at least the five years immediately preceding appointment.
When state law requires that an organization or association recommend a prospective member of a board or commission, such organization or association must send a written letter of recommendation to the governor prior to the prospective member being appointed to such board or commission. No employee, or person on behalf of an employee, of the executive branch of the state of Missouri shall request that the organization or association recommend a specific individual for membership on such board or commission.