January 18, 2017
Ethics reform legislation passed the Missouri House Tuesday afternoon with wide bipartisan support.
House Bill 60 would prohibit lobbyists and lobbyist principals from making expenditures for state public officials or for their staff, spouses, or dependent children.
An exception would remain for event expenditures if all members of the Legislature or all statewide officials are invited in writing. For clarity, the bill would subsequently remove any unnecessary lobbyist reporting requirements.
The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.