Barnes’ Bill Redefines AG

Rep. Jay Barnes’ HB 2586 would create qualifications for attorney general.   See the bill here.   It’s not clear that all the current candidates for attorney general would meet this standard.

  1. The attorney general shall be an attorney licensed and in good standing in the state of Missouri who has:  (1) Tried a criminal case before a judge or jury in Missouri as a prosecutor on behalf of the state or as counsel for the accused; (2) Tried a civil case before a judge or jury in Missouri as counsel for the individual, business, association or other entity bringing the claim or as counsel for the individual, business association or other entity defending the claim; (3) Tried an administrative case before a hearing officer in Missouri as counsel for the individual, business, association, or other entity in interest or as counsel for the state or governmental entity; (4) Represented any party to an appeal in a Missouri court and participated in oral argument; or (5) Participated in any motion hearing in a Missouri court involving the rules of civil or criminal procedure.

 

Originally in February 22 MOScout.