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CS/HB 7131: Ethics

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Ethics and Elections Subcommittee ; Boyd

Ethics; Prohibits public officers from accepting additional employment with state or political subdivisions under specified conditions; prohibits former legislator from acting as lobbyist before executive branch agency, agency official, or employee for specified period following vacation of office; requires constitutional officers to complete annual ethics training; establishes requirements for creation of blind trusts; requires qualifying officer to electronically transmit full & public disclosure of financial interests of qualified candidate to Commission on Ethics; requires all disclosures of financial interests filed with commission to be scanned & made publicly available on searchable Internet database beginning with 2012 filing year; authorizes withholding of portions of salary for unpaid fines; authorizes specified parties to submit written referrals of possible violation of the Code of Ethics.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/24/2013 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36), CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2013-38) -HJ 744
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/26/2013 House • Filed
3/27/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 348
3/28/2013 House • Referred to State Affairs Committee -HJ 370
4/5/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/09/13, 2:30 pm, Morris Hall --Temporarily deferred
4/12/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/16/13, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
4/16/2013 House • CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 686
4/18/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 680
4/22/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 702
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/13
4/24/2013 House • Substituted CS/SB 2 -HJ 744
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36), CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2013-38) -HJ 744