SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 915
88TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES HOSMER, BACKER (Cosponsors), GRATZ
Pre-filed December 21, 1995 and 1000 copies ordered printed.
DOUGLAS W. BURNETT, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 36.150, RSMo 1994, relating to certain state
employees, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating
to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri,
Section A. Section 36.150, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new
section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 36.150,
to read as follows:
36.150. 1. Every appointment or promotion to a position covered
by this [law] chapter shall be made on the
basis of merit as provided in this chapter. Demotions in and
dismissals from employment shall be made for cause under rules
and regulations of the board uniformly applicable to all positions
of employment. No appointment, promotion, demotion or dismissal
shall be made because of favoritism, prejudice or discrimination.
The regulations shall prohibit discrimination in other phases
of employment and personnel administration and shall provide such
remedy as is required by federal merit system standards for grant-in-aid
programs [and is not provided in chapter 296, RSMo].
2. Political endorsements shall not be considered in connection
with any such appointment.
3. No person shall use or promise to use, directly or indirectly,
for any consideration whatsoever, any official authority or influence
to secure or attempt to secure for any person an appointment or
advantage in appointment to any such position or an increase in
pay, promotion or other advantage in employment.
4. No person shall in any manner levy or solicit any financial
assistance or subscription for any political party, candidate,
political fund, or publication, or for any other political purpose,
from any employee in a position subject to this [law]
chapter, and no such employee shall act as agent in receiving
or accepting any such financial contribution, subscription, or
assignment of pay. No person shall use, or threaten to use, coercive
means to compel an employee to give such assistance, subscription,
or support, nor in retaliation for the employee's failure to do
5. [No employee selected under the provisions of this
law shall be a member of any national, state, or local committee
of a political party, or an officer of a partisan political club.
Such person shall take no part in the management or affairs of
any political party or in any partisan political campaign, except
that nothing in this section shall prohibit an employee from attending
and participating in a partisan presidential caucus held for the
purpose of determining a group of registered voters' preference
for the office of President of the United States. No such employee
shall be a candidate for nomination or election to any partisan
public office or nonpartisan office in conflict with that employee's
duties unless such person resigns, or obtains a regularly granted
leave of absence, from such person's position.
6.] No person elected to full-time partisan public
office shall, while holding such office, be appointed to any position
covered by this [law] chapter.
[7.] 6. Any officer or employee in a position
subject to this [law] chapter who purposefully
violates any of the provisions of this section shall forfeit such
office or position. If an appointing authority finds that such
a violation has occurred, or is so notified by the director, this
shall constitute cause for dismissal under section 36.390 and
a final determination by the board as to the occurrence of a violation.