March 8, 2018 •
Missouri Bill Would Increase Vendor Disclosure Requirements
Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill to increase transparency in the state procurement process.
Senate Bill 1060 would require individuals, corporations, associations, and other business entities entering into certain state contracts to disclose political contributions of $500 or more made to 501(c)(4) political organizations.
The bill would also require such persons or entities to file a new disclosure for any year a contract remains in effect.
Without the proposal, the identity of those contributing to political organizations would otherwise remain anonymous; current campaign finance law does not require such organizations to file reports of contributions and expenditures.
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