Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 228 -- Circulation of Petitions

Sponsor:  Parson

This bill changes the laws regarding the circulation of
petitions.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Requires a petition circulator to be a United States citizen
and a Missouri resident;

(2)  Specifies that petition circulators cannot have been
convicted of, found guilty of, or pled guilty to any offense
involving forgery;

(3)  Prohibits the payment of petition circulators on a
per-signature basis;

(4)  Prohibits petition circulators from soliciting or receiving
signatures for two or more petitions simultaneously;

(5)  Requires petition circulators to supply information to the
Office of the Secretary of State verifying their eligibility and
to swear by affidavit that they will comply with the conditions
of the bill;

(6)  Specifies that anyone violating the provisions of the bill
will be guilty of a class A misdemeanor;

(7)  Specifies that signatures collected by unregistered
circulators will not be counted; and

(8)  Specifies that anyone who knowingly signs any name other
than his or her own to any petition will be guilty of a class one
election offense.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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