2010 Ethics Bill (SB844) Supreme Court Decision
The Missouri Supreme Court struck down all provisions in the 2010 Senate Bill 844 relating to ethics and campaign finance.
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Can a campaign finance committee now contribute money to another committee?
ANSWER: Yes, a committee can now receive money from or give money to any other
type of campaign finance committee, including to/from candidate committees and
political action committees (PACs).
As a reminder, campaign finance limits do not exist in Missouri law. However, some
local municipalities have enacted contribution limits and a candidate should check
with their local jurisdiction for any such restrictions in local ordinance or local law.
Are there other qualifications necessary for a campaign finance committee’s treasurer or
deputy treasurer other than being a resident of Missouri?
ANSWER: Yes, in addition, to being a resident of Missouri, a committee’s treasurer or
deputy treasurer must now reside in the district or county in which the committee sits.
(See MEC Advisory Opinion 2008-10.CF.009)
Is the 48 Hour Report of Contribution Received Over $5,000 report still required?
ANSWER: Any candidate or committee receiving a contribution or loan over $5,000 from a
single contributor must continue to report to the Commission within 48 hours of its receipt.
There is no longer a requirement for a legislative or statewide officeholder/candidate to
report contributions received over $500 within 48 hours of its receipt. The reporting of contributions over $500 within 48 hours of its receipt is
currently available in the Commission’s e-filing system; the Commission is awaiting
legislative action to restore the ethics provisions. Should legislative action not occur, the
e-filing option will be removed