Effects: Limited committee-to-committee money transfers;
made it a crime to obstruct a Missouri Ethics Commission investigation;
allowed the Commission to initiate its own investigations;
required donations of $500 or more during legislative session
to be reported in 48 hours;
made it a crime for the governor to offer a lawmaker a job in return for a vote.
Effects: Campaign contribution limits: $250-$1000 (depending on the office)
“Voluntary” campaign spending limits: $30,000 to $1.5 mil.
$10,000 limits on contributions from state parties
Limits on “war chests” to 25% of spending limits for that office
Bars fundraising during session
(74% yes/26% no)
Effects: Campaign contribution limits: $100-$300 depending on office.
No spending limits
No limits on contributions from state parties
Limit on cash contributions: $25
Sets up “Commission on Fair Elections
Effects: Legislators can serve only eight years in each of the house and senate.
This is a lifetime limit.
1991: Legislature creates the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Section 105.955, RSMo
Effects: Created the Missouri Ethics Commission, changed the definition of lobbyists,
and required more disclosure of gifts and meals to legislators.