CCS HCS SB 997, 2016 (New Section - Proposed Language)
Section 1. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if the spouse of any full-time employee of a public institution of higher education incurs out-of-state travel costs that are paid for or reimbursed by such institution then such employee shall be required to file a quarterly travel report with the Missouri ethics commission listing the date or dates, location, purpose, and the full cost of any out-of-state travel made by such employee's spouse. Such costs shall include, but not be limited to, any transportation costs, lodging costs, and meal expenses that are paid for or reimbursed by the public institution. The commission shall publish travel reports in an electronic format on the commission's website and shall enable the reports to be easily searched by name, employee position, and institutional affiliation. The commission shall enable the electronic filing of reports.
2. In addition to the quarterly reports required under subsection 1 of this section, any spouse of a full-time employee of a public institution of higher education whose travels were funded by such public institution under the provisions of subsection 1 of this section during the one-year period immediately before the effective date of this section shall, no later than six months after the effective date of this section, file an additional travel report with the commission covering travel expenditures during that one-year period. This travel report shall be identical in content to the quarterly travel reports required under subsection 1 of this section.