SB 0128 Modifies definition of conflict of interest for judges
LR Number:S0442.05P Fiscal Note:0442-05
Last Action:02/02/99 - Hearing Conducted H Judiciary Committee Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 128
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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SCS/SB 128 - This act removes the presence of a possible indirect financial gain as a prohibition for a judge to hear a proceeding. Language added in 1997 provided that judges shall not hear cases when they knew of potential direct or indirect financial gain to themselves.

This act also clarifies that judges shall have the same conflict of interest standard as public officials under Section 105.452, RSMo, when dealing with financial interests. Financial gain is referenced to the Canons of Judicial Conduct as they are written at the date of passage of this act.

A similar provision is contained CCS/HS/HCS/SCS/SBs 1, et al (TAT).

This act has an emergency clause.