Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest


Pursuant to the Missouri Constitution and Chapter 105 RSMo, the following individuals must follow conflict of interest laws: a) any public official or employee in this state (specific to nepotism); b) elected or appointed public officials & employees; c) certain elected or appointed public officials and employees serving in an executive or administrative capacity; d) members of the general assembly and statewide elected officials; e) members of governing bodies of political subdivisions; f) officials with a substantial personal or private interest in any measure, bill, order, or ordinance proposed or pending; g) persons with rulemaking authority; and h) persons in judicial or quasi-judicial positions; with noted exceptions as set out in §105.466 RSMo.

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Conflict of Interest Guide

A plain english summary of Missouri's conflict of interest laws.

Governmental Nepotism

Article VII, Section 6 of the Missouri Constitution prohibits public officials from naming or appointing relatives within the 4th degree to public office or employment.

Conflict of Interest Statutes

Common statutory provisions to aid understanding of the Conflict of Interest Law; refer to Chapter 105.450 through 105.467, RSMo.

Guide for Local Election Authorities

Step by step planning for annual MEC requirements.

Sample Ordinance

A sample of an ordinance/resolution/policy pertaining to conflicts of interest and personal financial disclosure.

Conflict of Interest


View frequently asked questions regarding conflict of interest (including Nepotism)

Resources & Training

View a variety of different resources regarding ethics laws, including publications and training opportunities.