Opinion Letter No. 143-93
Contents of letter
July 30, 1993
The Honorable Judith K. Moriarty
Missouri Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Dear Secretary Moriarty:
You have submitted to us a statement of purpose prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 1986. The statement which you have submitted is as follows:
Shall a law be enacted to allow unlimited contributions to a candidate by the candidate, the candidate's immediate family or political party committees; limit all other contributions to candidates; prohibit contributions from political action committees and contributions by one candidate committee to another candidate committee; require excess campaign funds to be given to the Ethics Commission or returned to the contributors; prohibit contributions to legislators during the legislative session; and, provide for enforcement by the Ethics Commission or in circuit court?
See our Opinion Letter No. 129-93.
Pursuant to Section 116.334, we approve the legal content and form of the proposed statement. Since our review of the statement is mandated by statute, no action we take with respect to such review should be construed as an endorsement of the petition or as the expression of any view regarding the objectives of its proponents.
Under the provisions of Section 116.334, the approved statement of purpose, unless altered by a court, is the petition title for the measure circulated by the petition and the ballot title if the measure is placed on the ballot.
Very truly yours,
JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON