JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The first bill the Missouri House has passed this year would increase reporting of elected officials’ and others’ personal finances.
House members voted 143-11 in favor of the measure Thursday. It heads to the Senate.
The legislation would require personal financial disclosure reports to be filed twice a year. Currently, they are filed once a year.
In a 143-16 vote, the House also approved legislation to require reporting of lawmakers’ trips paid for by third parties.
The measures are part of a push to change ethics laws in the state following the resignations in 2015 of two former lawmakers accused of inappropriate behavior toward interns.
A bill to limit lawmakers from becoming lobbyists for a year after the end of their terms is expected to get a vote Thursday.