Section 110-270; Defeated B150-09; Amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to misuse of official information


Ordinance No. Defeated                        Council Bill No. B 150-09

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 16 of the City Code as it relates to misuse of official information; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 16-223. Misuse of official information.

    (a)     A public servant commits the crime of misuse of official information if, in contemplation of official action by himself or by a governmental unit with which he is associated, or in reliance on information to which he has access in his official capacity and which has not been made public, he knowingly:

     (1)    Acquires a pecuniary interest in any property, transaction, or enterprise which may be affected by such information or official action; or

     (2)    Speculates or wagers on the basis of such information or official action; or

     (3)    Aids, advises or encourages another to do any of the foregoing with purpose of conferring a pecuniary benefit on any person.

     (b)    A public servant commits the crime of misuse of official information if the public servant:

     (1)    Knowingly makes false statements to the city council, or

     (2)    Knowingly delivers false documents to the city council.

    ( b c)     Misuse of official information is a class A misdemeanor.

    SECTION 2.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    DEFEATED this 15th day of June, 2009.