Jefferson County, MO
 
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[Order No. 08-20-2008D §1, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
The proper operation of County government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the government structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of those goals and in accordance with the provisions of Section 105.483 et seq., RSMo., there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the County.
[Order No. 08-20-2008D §2, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
A. 
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of Jefferson County shall comply with Section 105.450 et seq., RSMo., on conflicts of interest as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
B. 
Each member of the Jefferson County, Missouri, County Council or other required appointee or employee who has a substantial personal or private interest in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before the County Council shall disclose that interest to the Clerk of Jefferson County, and such disclosure shall be recorded in the journal of the County Council.
C. 
"Substantial personal or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his/her spouse or his/her dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly, of:
1. 
Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
2. 
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
3. 
The receipt of a salary, gratuity or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more, per year, from any individual, partnership, organization or association within any calendar year:
[Order No. 08-20-2008D §3, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
A. 
All Jefferson County elected officials, its Chief Administrative Officer, its Chief Purchasing Officer, its County Counselor, officials or employees authorized to promulgate or vote on rules and regulations with the force of law shall disclose, in writing, the following information by May 1 if any such transactions occurred during the previous calendar year:
1. 
For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the political subdivision, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision; and
2. 
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest had with the political subdivision, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision or transaction involving payment for providing utility service to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision; and
3. 
The members of the County Council and the Chief Purchasing Officer also shall disclose, in writing, by May 1 for the previous calendar year the following information:
a. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
b. 
The name and address of each sole proprietorship which he/she owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business of each general partnership and joint venture in which he/she was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or coparticipant for each partnership or joint venture unless such name and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partners' units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership which is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
c. 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of director, officer or receiver.
[Order No. 08-20-2008D §4, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
The report(s) shall be filed with the Clerk of Jefferson County and with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.
[Order No. 08-20-2008D §5, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
A. 
The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following time, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year;
1. 
Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
2. 
Every other person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December 31; provided that any person required to file may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
[Order No. 08-20-2008D §6, 8-20-2008; Ord. No. 10-0301, 8-19-2010; Ord. No. 11-0313 §1, 10-25-2011; Ord. No. 12-0610 §1, 8-13-2012; Ord. No. 14-0321 §1, 7-14-2014; Ord. No. 16-0393 §1, 8-8-2016; Ord. No. 18-0293, 6-27-2018]
The Clerk of Jefferson County shall send a certified copy of this Chapter to the Missouri Ethics Commission within ten (10) days of its adoption.