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HB 233: Governmental Ethics

GENERAL BILL by Fasano

Governmental Ethics; Requires that disclosures be made in writing on forms prescribed by Commission on Ethics; provides that public officer may not act in way that suggests that officer can be improperly influenced while performing official duties; provides penalties if public official makes prohibited appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement decision; establishes criteria for qualified blind trusts for public officials; provides responsibilities of public officer when abstaining from vote; revises candidate's disclosure responsibilities for financial interests; defines "vendor"; prohibits reporting individual or procurement employee from soliciting or accepting gift in excess of certain value from vendor; requires reporting of certain gifts; increases civil penalties for violation of ch. 112, F.S.; establishes criminal penalties & attorney fees for certain violations; provides noncriminal infraction & fine for certain violations for persons required to register as lobbyist; provides procedures for investigation of complaints filed with commission.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36)
Location: In committee/council (EES)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/17/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 37
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 36
5/3/2013 House • Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36)