The Missouri House has approved a set of bills that look to provide clarity to the state’s Personal Privacy Protection Act regarding nonprofit donor information.
The bills sponsored by Republican Representatives Ben Baker of Neosho and Sean Pouche of Kansas City looks to provide the public access to records.
Representative Ben Baker told Newstalk KZRG: “There’s a lot of things, a lot of contracts, a lot of money, a lot of things that go through OA. There’s a lot of ARPA funds right now for things like public safety and any of that, right now, that, you would, the public could get on there and access, they are not able to. So, I think, again, the quicker we can get this back on, the better for transparency for the public, which I think in many cases could transfer to the health and safety of our citizens.”
In opposition, Representative Maggie Nurrenbern, a Kansas City Democrat, says that this legislation is a perfect example of unintended consequences when legislation is passed and how it adversely affects residents across Missouri.
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.