“…’but we didn’t know that the leopards would eat people,’ said the people who voted for the Leopards Eating People Party…”
A bill, introduced on January 3, 2018:
Requires candidates in political subdivision and special district elections to declare a political party.
Sponsor: Brattin, Rick (055)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2018
LR Number: 4953H.01I
Last Action: 01/04/2018 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 1909
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
The bill text:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1909 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BRATTIN. 4953H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 115.124, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to elections.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 115.124, RSMo, is repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 115.124 and 115.354, to read as follows:
115.354. In any declaration of candidacy for an office in a political subdivision or special district, a candidate shall declare an affiliation with a political party, as defined in section 115.013.
Hmmm. Does this mean there would no longer be “stealth’ ideologues running for office in population centers under 1000 people? Just asking.