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Representative Rob Vescovo (r), House Republican Majority Leader [2019 file photo].

A bill pre-filed on Monday:

HB 1942
Creates criminal penalties for certain offenses committed against a body of the General Assembly
Sponsor: Vescovo, Rob (112)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2020
LR Number: 4310H.04I
Last Action: 01/08/2020 – Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 1942
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING

From the bill:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1942 [pdf]
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE VESCOVO.

4310H.04I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal sections 575.040, 575.050, 575.160, 575.270, 575.280, and 576.030, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof six new sections relating to offenses committed against a body of the general assembly, with penalty provisions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
[….]
575.040.
[….]
8. The offense of perjury committed in any proceeding before a body of the general assembly is a class D felony.
[….]
575.050.
[….]
6. The offense of making a false affidavit when done in any proceeding before a body of the general assembly is a class E felony.
[….]
575.160.
[….]
4. The offense of interference with legal process is a class E felony if the process is a subpoena issued by the house of representatives or senate.
[….]
576.030.
[….]
2. The offense of obstructing government operations is a class B misdemeanor, unless committed against a body of the general assembly, in which case it is a class E felony.

Does this also apply to members of the General Assembly? Just asking.

This is ironic on so many levels.