Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1761 -- Initiative and Referendum Petitions

Sponsor:  Storch

This bill changes the laws regarding initiative and referendum
petitions.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Requires petition circulators to be residents of Missouri;

(2)  Prohibits individuals who have been convicted of, found
guilty of, or pled guilty to a forgery offense from serving as
petition circulators;

(3)  Prohibits petition circulators from being compensated based
on the number of signatures collected; and

(4)  Increases the penalty for knowingly signing a name other
than one's own to a petition from a class A misdemeanor to a
felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison or a fine
not less than $2,500 or greater than $10,000.

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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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