Missouri lawmakers approved the state's first limit on the size of political donations in July 1994.
The Campaign Finance Disclosure Law, sets the following contribution limits:
Statewide Offices $1,075
State Senate $ 525
State Representative $ 275
Limits also apply to local and judicial candidates, but the population of each election district determines the size of allowable contributions.
Penalties for Violation
Candidates must return illegal contributions. Plus, a $1,000 fine and an amount equal to the illegal contribution must be paid to the state ethics commission out of existing campaign funds. Unpaid fines are the personal liability of the candidate and committee treasurer.