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CS/HB 7021: Local Government Ethics Reform

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Metz

Local Government Ethics Reform; Provides that contractual relationships held by business entities are deemed held by public officers or employees in certain situations; provides ethics training requirements; prohibits certain governing board members from voting in official capacity on specified matters; requires certain members of municipality governing body to file disclosure; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to local government authority to enact rule or ordinance requiring lobbyists to register with local government; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to registration & reporting for lobbying water management districts; requires Commission on Ethics to create Local Government Lobbyist Registration System; requires lobbyists to register with commission before lobbying specified governmental entities; provides responsibilities of Governor; provides civil penalties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 3/23/2017 House - CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 449
Location: On Special Order Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/22/2017 House • Filed
2/28/2017 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 254
3/6/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/08/17, 3:30 pm, Webster Hall
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 254
3/8/2017 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 27 NAYS 0 -HJ 335
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 335
3/20/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 03/22/17, 9:15 am, Morris Hall
3/22/2017 House • CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -HJ 454
3/23/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 450
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/29/17
• CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 449