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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 561

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  561.021.  Forfeiture of public office — disqualification. — 1.  A person holding any public office, elective or appointive, under the government of this state or any agency or political subdivision thereof, who is convicted of an offense shall, upon sentencing, forfeit such office if:

  (1)  He or she is convicted under the laws of this state of a felony or under the laws of another jurisdiction of an offense which, if committed within this state, would be a felony, or he or she pleads guilty or nolo contendere of such an offense; or

  (2)  He or she is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to an offense involving misconduct in office, or dishonesty; or

  (3)  The Constitution or a statute other than the code so provides.

  2.  Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, a person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere or is convicted under the laws of this state of a felony or under the laws of another jurisdiction of an offense which, if committed within this state, would be a felony, shall be ineligible to hold any public office, elective or appointive, under the government of this state or any agency or political subdivision thereof, until the completion of his or her sentence or period of probation.

  3.  A person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere or is convicted under the laws of this state or under the laws of another jurisdiction of a felony connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage shall be forever disqualified from holding any public office, elective or appointive, under the government of this state or any agency or political subdivision thereof.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1991 S.B. 262, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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