Board Bill No. 41 | Session 2019-2020

Campaign Finance Donor

An ordinance submitting to the qualified voters of the City of St. Louis, a proposal to amend the Charter of the City of St. Louis by adding a new Article, Article XXVII which shall pertain to Campaign Finance, and a new Section thereunder mandating that no contribution to a candidate for an elective public office of the City of St. Louis shall be made or accepted, directly or indirectly, in a fictitious name, in the name of another person, or by or through another person in such a manner as to, or with the intent to, conceal the identity of the actual source of the contribution, with a rebuttable presumption that a contribution to a candidate for an elective public office of the City of St. Louis is made or accepted with the intent to circumvent the limitations on contributions imposed by any City ordinance or the Charter of the City of St. Louis, or other applicable state or federal law, when a contribution is received from a committee or organization that is primarily funded by a single person, individual or other committee or organization that has already reached its contribution limit under any City ordinance or the Charter, or other applicable state or federal law, and a committee or organization shall be deemed to be primarily funded by a single person, individual, or other committee when the committee or organization receives more than fifty percent of its annual funding from that single person, individual, or other committee; and providing for an election to be held for voting on the proposed amendment thereat and for the publication, certification, deposit, recording of the ordinance; and containing an emergency clause.

Legislative History

Overview

Session:2019-2020
Sponsor: Megan E. Green
Co-Sponsors: Christine Ingrassia
Annie Rice
Dan Guenther
Jesse Todd
Cara Spencer
Bret Narayan
Heather Navarro
Committee: Legislation
Actions: 05/17/2019 First Reading

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