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Somebody in a state of high dudgeon said that a while back.

A bill, filed Thursday by Representative Gina Mitten (D):

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1365 [pdf]

98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MITTEN.

2702L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 130.029, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to

campaign contributions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 130.029, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 130.029, to read as follows:

130.029. 1. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any corporation organized under any general or special law of this state, or any other state or by an act of the Congress of the United States or any labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association from making any contributions or expenditures, provided:

(1) That a Missouri corporation has included in its bylaws adequate procedures for assessing the will of the majority of the stockholders of the corporation regarding contributions and expenditures for any election that the corporation proposes to make. If a majority of the stockholders of the corporation are unable for any reason to participate in a vote regarding a contribution or an expenditure the corporation proposes to make, the corporation shall not make the contribution or expenditure. This subdivision shall only apply to contributions made at or above the following amounts:

(a) To elect an individual to the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, or attorney general, two thousand dollars;

(b) To elect an individual to the office of state senator, five hundred dollars;

(c) To elect an individual to the office of state representative, three hundred twenty-five dollars;

(d) To elect an individual to any other office, including judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit according to the latest decennial census does not exceed one hundred thousand, two hundred fifty dollars;

(e) To elect an individual to any other office, including judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit according to the latest decennial census is at least one hundred thousand but fewer than two hundred fifty thousand, five hundred dollars; and

(f) To elect an individual to any other office, including judicial office, if the population of the electoral district, ward, or other unit according to the latest decennial census is at least two hundred fifty thousand, one thousand dollars;

(2) That the board of directors of any corporation by resolution has authorized contributions or expenditures, or by resolution has authorized a designated officer to make such contributions or expenditures; or

[(2)] (3) That the members of any labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association have authorized contributions or expenditures by a majority vote of the members present at a duly called meeting of any such labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association or by such vote has authorized a designated officer to make such contributions or expenditures.

2. No provision of this section shall be construed to authorize contributions or expenditures otherwise prohibited by, or to change any necessary percentage of vote otherwise required by, the articles of incorporation or association or bylaws of such labor organization, corporation, cooperative or mutual association.

3. Authority to make contributions or expenditures as authorized by this section shall be adopted by general or specific resolution. This resolution shall state the total amount of contributions or expenditures authorized, the purposes of such contributions or expenditures and the time period within which such authority shall exist.

[emphasis in original, new material in bold]

Yeah, right, the republican majority in the General Assembly is gonna make this happen. Not.