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  476.1300.  Citation of law — definitions. — 1.  Sections 476.1300 to 476.1310 shall be known and may be cited as the "Judicial Privacy Act".

  2.  As used in sections 476.1300 to 476.1310, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Government agency", all agencies, authorities, boards, commissions, departments, institutions, offices, and any other bodies politic and corporate of the state created by the constitution or statute, whether in the executive, judicial, or legislative branch; all units and corporate outgrowths created by executive order of the governor or any constitutional officer, by the supreme court, or by resolution of the general assembly; agencies, authorities, boards, commissions, departments, institutions, offices, and any other bodies politic and corporate of a political subdivision, including school districts; and any public governmental body as that term is defined in section 610.010;

  (2)  "Home address", a judicial officer's permanent residence and any secondary residences affirmatively identified by the judicial officer, but does not include a judicial officer's work address;

  (3)  "Immediate family", a judicial officer's spouse, child, adoptive child, foster child, parent, or any unmarried companion of the judicial officer or other familial relative of the judicial officer or the judicial officer's spouse who lives in the same residence;

  (4)  "Judicial officer", actively employed, formerly employed, or retired:

  (a)  Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;

  (b)  Judges of the United States Court of Appeals;

  (c)  Judges and magistrate judges of the United States District Courts;

  (d)  Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court;

  (e)  Judges of the Missouri supreme court;

  (f)  Judges of the Missouri court of appeals;

  (g)  Judges and commissioners of the Missouri circuit courts, including of the divisions of a circuit court; and

  (h)  Prosecuting or circuit attorney, or assistant prosecuting or circuit attorney;

  (5)  "Personal information", a home address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number, pager number, personal email address, Social Security number, federal tax identification number, checking and savings account numbers, credit card numbers, marital status, and identity of children under eighteen years of age;

  (6)  "Publicly available content", any written, printed, or electronic document or record that provides information or that serves as a document or record maintained, controlled, or in the possession of a government agency that may be obtained by any person or entity, from the internet, from the government agency upon request either free of charge or for a fee, or in response to a request pursuant to chapter 610 or the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552, as amended;

  (7)  "Publicly post or display", to communicate to another or to otherwise make available to the general public;

  (8)  "Written request", written or electronic notice signed by:

  (a)  A state judicial officer and submitted to the clerk of the Missouri supreme court or the clerk's designee; or

  (b)  A federal judicial officer and submitted to that judicial officer's clerk of the court or the clerk's designee;

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that is transmitted by the applicable clerk to a government agency, person, business, or association to request such government agency, person, business, or association refrain from posting or displaying publicly available content that includes the judicial officer's personal information.

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(L. 2023 S.B. 103)


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