Secretary of State Jason Kander has approved a second initiative petition that would ask Missouri voters on the general election ballot in November 2014 if they want to change the state Constitution to add limitations on political campaign fundraising. St. Louis lawyer Brad Ketcher submitted both petitions, which would affect lawmakers and potential lawmakers in three different ways.
When running for office, they would have contribution limits from individuals of $1,000 for state Senate candidates and $500 for House candidates.
The amendment, if passed by voters, also would prohibit fund-raising activities “on any premises, property, or building owned, leased or controlled by the House, Senate or General Assembly.”
Once elected to a legislative office, they — and their staff members — could not accept “directly or indirectly a gift of any tangible or intangible item, service, or thing of value in excess of $5 from any lobbyist.”