The House passed a bill today that protects investors and punishes those that sell bogus investments.
Nishi Gupta has the story.
The bill, known as Securities Reform, comes in response to last year's Enron scandal. The bill would fine violators up to one million dollars for selling phony investments. It would also allow state courts to tell fraudulent dealers to turn over any profits and pay their victims back. Bill sponsor and Kirkwood area Representative Richard Byrd says restoring investor confidence is what matters.
If the bill is approved by the governor, Missouri would have the first law of its kind in the nation.
From Jefferson City, Nishi Gupta, KMOX News.