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  115.022.  Private moneys, expenditure of, prohibited — in-kind donations permitted — private moneys distributed, when. — 1.  Except as provided in subsection 5 of this section, neither the state of Missouri nor any political subdivision thereof that conducts elections shall receive or expend private moneys, excluding in-kind donations, for preparing, administering, or conducting an election, including registering voters.

  2.  Notwithstanding subsection 1 of this section to the contrary, in-kind donations shall not be received from any candidate, candidate committee, campaign committee, or continuing committee, as such terms are defined in chapter 130.

  3.  For purposes of this section, "in-kind donations" shall only include:

  (1)  Personal protective equipment;

  (2)  Water;

  (3)  Locations at which an election may be conducted; and

  (4)  Food for an election authority, staff of an election authority, election judges, watchers, and challengers.

  4.  The secretary of state is authorized to withhold funds from an election authority in violation of this section unless such funding is a federal mandate or part of a federal and state agreement.

  5.  In any even-numbered year in which the amount of state funds appropriated to proportionally compensate counties pursuant to sections 115.063 and 115.065 is less than the amount of such funds that were appropriated in the previous even-numbered year, private moneys may be received by the secretary of state to disburse to counties based on the amount of registered voters in each county. The amount of private moneys that may be received by the secretary of state shall not exceed the difference between the amount of state funds appropriated in the previous even-numbered year and the amount appropriated in the pending even-numbered year, plus ten percent of the total amount that was appropriated in the previous even-numbered year.


(L. 2022 H.B. 1878)

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