FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 464
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ZIMMERMAN (Sponsor), COLONA, MORRIS, GRILL, LOW, PACE, SCHIEFFER, CORCORAN, KANDER, LAMPE, WALTON GRAY, SCAVUZZO, ATKINS, HARRIS, WEBBER, ENGLUND, STORCH AND BROWN (73) (Co-sponsors).
0551L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 105.452, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to lobbying.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 105.452, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 105.452, to read as follows:
105.452. 1. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof shall:
(1) Act or refrain from acting in any capacity in which he is lawfully empowered to act as such an official or employee by reason of any payment, offer to pay, promise to pay, or receipt of anything of actual pecuniary value paid or payable, or received or receivable, to himself or any third person, including any gift or campaign contribution, made or received in relationship to or as a condition of the performance of an official act, other than compensation to be paid by the state or political subdivision; or
(2) Use confidential information obtained in the course of or by reason of his employment or official capacity in any manner with intent to result in financial gain for himself, his spouse, his dependent child in his custody, or any business with which he is associated;
(3) Disclose confidential information obtained in the course of or by reason of his employment or official capacity in any manner with intent to result in financial gain for himself or any other person;
(4) Favorably act on any matter that is so specifically designed so as to provide a special monetary benefit to such official or his spouse or dependent children, including but not limited to increases in retirement benefits, whether received from the state of Missouri or any third party by reason of such act. For the purposes of this subdivision, "special monetary benefit" means being materially affected in a substantially different manner or degree than the manner or degree in which the public in general will be affected or, if the matter affects only a special class of persons, then affected in a substantially different manner or degree than the manner or degree in which such class will be affected. In all such matters such officials [must] shall recuse themselves from acting, except that such official may act on increases in compensation subject to the restrictions of section 13 of article VII of the Missouri Constitution; [or]
(5) Use his decision-making authority for the purpose of obtaining a financial gain which materially enriches himself, his spouse or dependent children by acting or refraining from acting for the purpose of coercing or extorting from another anything of actual pecuniary value;
(6) Register or act as a lobbyist, other than as a lobbyist solely for a governmental entity within this state, within the one-year period after leaving office or leaving employment of the state or political subdivision. This subdivision shall apply only to an elected official or such official's staff.
2. No elected or appointed official or employee of any political subdivision shall offer, promote, or advocate for a political appointment in exchange for anything of value to any political subdivision.