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A bill, filed yesterday by Representative Bart Korman (r):

HB 2059
Specifies that sexual relations between lobbyists and members of the General Assembly or their staff shall be considered gifts subject to reporting with certain exceptions

Sponsor: Korman, Bart (042)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2016
LR Number: 5684H.01I
Last Action: 01/06/2016 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 2059
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING

The bill text:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2059 [pdf]
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KORMAN.

5684H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 105.473 as enacted by house bill no. 1900, ninety-third general assembly, second regular session, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to lobbyist expenditures.

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

[….]

….(3) For purposes of subdivision (2) of this subsection, the term “gift” shall include sexual relations between a registered lobbyist and a member of the general assembly or his or her staff. Relations between married persons or between persons who entered into a relationship prior to the registration of the lobbyist, the election of the member to the general assembly, or the employment of the staff person shall not be reportable under this subdivision. The reporting of sexual relations for purposes of this subdivision shall not require a dollar valuation…

[….]

[emphasis in original]

“…The reporting of sexual relations for purposes of this subdivision shall not require a dollar valuation…”

Think of the costs.

It’s going to be an epic legislative session.