Opinion Letter No. 151-94
Contents of letter
April 29, 1994
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 prohibiting any candidate for public office, or any person or committee acting in the candidate's behalf, from accepting campaign contributions from political parties in excess of $1,000 and $5,000 (depending on the population of the political district or subdivision) and $20,000 for statewide candidates, per election; and prohibiting organizations, group, or associations whose affiliation are with a political party from making contributions in excess of $1,000 and $5,000 (depending on the population of the political district or subdivision) and $20,000 for statewide candidates, per election; and, allowing persons to file complaints with the Missouri Ethics Commission or file a civil action?
See our Opinion Letter No. 150-94.
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