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Title IX SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS

Chapter 127

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  127.020.  State demographer, prohibited acts — limitation on lobbying — financial interest statement requirements. — 1.  During the term of the nonpartisan state demographer, the demographer shall not:

  (1)  Accept directly or indirectly from any interested party a gift of any tangible or intangible item, service, or thing of value;

  (2)  Accept directly or indirectly from any source other than the state of Missouri any compensation, grants, stipends, retainers, or remuneration of any kind in connection with the redistricting process, including from any political campaign, political party committee, continuing committee, federal political action committee, or organization exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

  (3)  Employ, contract with, or delegate authority to, directly or indirectly, any other person or entity, including but not limited to counsel, to perform any work or analysis for the redistricting process, provided the demographer may consult with or request opinions from the office of attorney general.  The demographer may additionally retain reasonably necessary technical and clerical assistance from the office of administration.  All such legal advice and technical and clerical assistance shall be disclosed pursuant to section 127.030; or

  (4)  Engage in written or oral communication regarding the redistricting process with any person or entity seeking to influence such process, provided that comments, records, documents, maps, data files, communication, and information of any kind may be received pursuant to section 127.030.

  2.  During the term of the demographer, the spouse and dependent children of such person shall not accept directly or indirectly from any interested party a gift of any tangible or intangible item, service, or thing of value.

  3.  The demographer shall be subject to all provisions of sections 105.452, 105.453, 105.454, and 105.456.

  4.  No person appointed to the post of demographer shall act, serve, or register as a lobbyist until two years after the expiration of the term to which he or she was appointed.

  5.  Any person selected by the state auditor as an applicant to be considered by the majority leader and minority leader of the senate for the post of demographer shall file with the Missouri ethics commission and the secretary of the senate the financial interest statement required by section 105.485 no later than fourteen days after the state auditor has delivered the list of applicants to the majority leader and minority leader of the senate.  In filing such statement, the person shall additionally include the following information with respect to himself or herself and his or her spouse and dependent children:

  (1)  The name and address of each organization exempt from taxation pursuant to Section* 501(c) or 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, in which such person was an officer, director, employee, trustee, analyst, advisor, or fellow at any time during the two years preceding selection as an applicant to be considered as demographer, and for each such organization, a general description of the nature and purpose of the organization;

  (2)  The name and address of each organization exempt from taxation pursuant to Section* 501(c) or 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, from which such person received a grant or payment of any kind during the two years preceding selection as an applicant to be considered as demographer, and for each such organization, a general description of the nature and purpose of the organization.

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(L. 2019 S.B. 213)

*Word "Sections" appears in original rolls.


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