June 1, 2020 •
Missouri Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
The Second Regular Session of the 100th General Assembly adjourned sine die, officially ending the session, on May 27.
Before adjourning lawmakers sent House Bill 1386 to the governor, modifying the definition of legislative lobbyist for purposes of lobbying laws.
The definition will exclude legislative liaisons, defined as any state employee hired to communicate with members of the General Assembly on behalf of any elected official of the state, the judicial branch of state government, or any department, agency, board, or commission of the state, provided such entity is a part of the executive branch of state government.
The Legislature also passed Senate Joint Resolution 0038, placing a constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot enacting a lobbyist gift ban.
Additionally it will reduce contribution limits made to or accepted by any candidate or committee from $2,500 to $2,000.
And finally it will repeal a redistricting plan enacted by voters in 2018.
The veto session is scheduled for September 16.
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