SB 1007 -- GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS
SPONSOR: Goode (Byrd)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Judiciary
by a vote of 14 to 1 with 1 present.
This bill requires compliance with the constitutional provision
that certain gubernatorial appointments must be made with the
advice and consent of the Senate, regardless of whether the
statute which creates the appointed position specifically
requires the appointment to be subject to Senate approval.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill restates in statute
what is required in the Missouri Constitution for gubernatorial
appointments. Currently, some appointments are made without the
advice and consent of the Senate. The bill would require that
all appointments made by the Governor be made with the Senate's
Testifying for the bill was Senator Goode.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Amy Woods, Legislative Analyst