HB 1474 Modifies provisions of law relating to the manner in which certain documents are filed with the Missouri ethics commission
Sponsor: Kraus
LR Number: 4593S.04T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 9/14/2016 - No motion made to override Governor's veto Journal Page: H28
Title: SCS HCS HB 1474 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2016
House Handler: Dugger

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SCS/HCS/HB 1474 - This act modifies provisions relating to the appropriate filing officers for the filing of reports under campaign finance laws. Currently, the appropriate filing officers are the Missouri Ethics Commission and the local election authority of the district of the candidate for all committees and for candidates for the following offices:

• state senator;

• state representative;

• county clerk;

• associate circuit court judges;

• circuit court judges;

• elective municipal offices in municipalities of more than 100,000 people; and

• county elective offices in counties of more than 100,000 people.

This act changes that so that the appropriate officer is only the Ethics Commission.

The act further requires electronic filing for certain financial disclosure reports and statements filed with the Ethics Commission, as prescribed by the Ethics Commission.

Currently, only continuing committees which make contributions more than $15,000 in an applicable calendar year are required to file disclosure reports in electronic format. All other continuing committees are required to file reports in paper format. This act repeals those requirements and instead requires all committees to file electronically.

The act further repeals obsolete language relating to the establishment of an electronic reporting system by the Ethics Commission.

This act is similar to provisions in CCS/HCS/SS/SB 786 (2016).

SCOTT SVAGERA