SB 92 would set contribution limits at a much higher rate than they were when the legislature decided it knew more than the people and removed all limits (Missourians voted in the '90s to place a cap on political contributions).
The bill summary reads as follows:
SB 92 - The act imposes contribution limits for individuals and committees in support of candidates running for public office. Surcharges will be imposed upon committees that accept or give contributions exceeding the limits.The limits are as follows for contributions made by or accepted from any person other than the candidate and all committees:
• $10,000 for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, or Attorney General.
• $5,000 for Senators.
• $2,500 for Representatives.
• $2,500 for any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is under 100,000.
• $5,000 for any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is between 100,000 and 250,000.
• $10,000 for any other office, including judicial office if the population of the area is over 250,000.
The passage of a bill like this one would go a long way toward improving Missouri's image as one of the most corrupt states in the union.