2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 561.021. — Forfeiture of public office--disqualification.

561.021. 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 a crime shall, upon sentencing, forfeit such office if

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

(2) He is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a crime 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 a crime 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 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.

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

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