HB 1983 Creates new provisions of law relating to elected officials acting as paid political consultants
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 4197H.09T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 4/14/2016 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: H1849
Title: CCS SS SCS HB 1983 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2016
House Handler: Dogan

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CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1983 - This act prohibits members of the General Assembly and all statewide elected officials from accepting or receiving compensation of any kind as a paid political consultant for:

1) A candidate for a statewide office, state senator, or state representative;

2) The candidate committee of a candidate, statewide office-holder, or member of the General Assembly;

3) The Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, or any member of the General Assembly;

4) Any continuing committee; or

5) Any campaign committee.

Pursuant to Section 105.478, any knowing violation of the provisions of this act is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor for a first violation, and a Class D felony for all subsequent violations.

This act is similar to certain provisions in HB 1395 (2016), HB 2267 (2016), HB 2393 (2016), HB 2394 (2016), SS#2/SCS/SB 11 (2015), SB 147 (2015), HB 327 (2015), HB 331 (2015), HB 417 (2015), HB 509 (2015), SB 512 (2014), SB 629 (2014), SS/SB 966 (2014), HB 1267 (2014), HB 1340 (2014), and HB 1851 (2014).

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