SB 516
Modifies provisions regarding gubernatorial appointments
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/18/2012 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 516-Schaaf, with SCS (pending)
Journal Page:
SCS SB 516
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 516 - 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.

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.

This act requires the Governor to give electronic notice to the General Assembly at least thirty days before the term ends for an appointed member of any board, commission, or committee that is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. This provision is similar to SB 775 (2012).

This act mandates that appointments by the Governor to the following boards, commissions, or committees must be made with the advice and consent of the Senate: Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission, Governor's Council on Disability, Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, Mid-America Port Commission, Missouri Local Government Employees' Retirement System, Missouri State Employees Retirement System Board, State Interagency Coordinating Council, Interstate Commission on Education Opportunity for Military Children, Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Educational Commission of the States, Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council, Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization Board of Directors, Missouri State Unemployment Council, Missouri Pet Spay/Neuter Fund Board, Residential Mortgage Board, Missouri Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board, Sentencing Advisory Commission, State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, Missouri Film Commission, Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee, Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Relief Taskforce, Missouri Medal of Valor Review Board, and Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact.

This act is similar to SB 355 (2011) and SB 650 (2012).