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CCS HCS SS SB 786, 2016    (Amended Section - Proposed Language)

130.026. 1. For the purpose of this section, the term "election authority" or "local election authority" means the county clerk, except that in a city or county having a board of election commissioners the board of election commissioners shall be the election authority. For any political subdivision or other district which is situated within the jurisdiction of more than one election authority, as defined herein, the election authority is the one in whose jurisdiction the candidate resides or, in the case of ballot measures, the one in whose jurisdiction the most populous portion of the political subdivision or district for which an election is held is situated, except that a county clerk or a county board of election commissioners shall be the election authority for all candidates for elective county offices other than county clerk and for any countywide ballot measures.
     2. The appropriate officer or officers for candidates and ballot measures shall be as follows:
     (1) In the case of candidates for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, attorney general, judges of the supreme court and appellate court judges, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission;
     (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, in the case of candidates for the offices of state senator, state representative, county clerk, and associate circuit court judges and circuit court judges, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission ;
     (3) In the case of candidates for elective municipal offices in municipalities of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants and elective county offices in counties of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission ;
     (4) In the case of all other offices, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission;
     (5) In the case of ballot measures, the appropriate officer or officers shall be:
     (a) The Missouri ethics commission for a statewide measure;
     (b) The local election authority for any political subdivision or district as determined by the provisions of subsection 1 of this section for any measure, other than a statewide measure, to be voted on in that political subdivision or district.
     3. The appropriate officer or officers for candidate committees and campaign committees shall be the same as designated in subsection 2 of this section for the candidates or ballot measures supported or opposed as indicated in the statement of organization required to be filed by any such committee.
     4. The appropriate officer for political party committees shall be as follows:
     (1) In the case of state party committees, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission;
     (2) In the case of any district, county or city political party committee, the appropriate officer shall be the Missouri ethics commission .
     5. The appropriate officer for a continuing committee and for any other committee not named in subsections 2, 3, and 4 of this section shall be the Missouri ethics commission .
     6. The term "domicile" or "domiciled" means the address of the committee listed on the statement of organization required to be filed by that committee in accordance with the provisions of section 130.021.
     7. Any financial disclosure reports and statements filed with the Missouri ethics commission under this section shall be filed in an electronic format as prescribed by the commission.


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