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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; Providing that contractual relationships held by business entities are deemed held by public officers or employees in certain situations; requiring certain ethics training for governing board members of special districts and water management districts; prohibiting governing board members of special districts or school districts from voting in an official capacity on specified matters; requiring certain mayors and members of a municipality governing body to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests; providing for the future repeal of provisions relating to registration and reporting for lobbying water management districts; requiring the commission to create the Local Government Lobbyist Registration System; requiring lobbyists to register with the commission before lobbying governmental entities effective a specified date; providing civil penalties, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/6/2017 Senate - Received -SJ 329
Location: In committee/council (EE)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Rules (RC)



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
3/29/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 474
• Amendment(s) adopted (441225) -HJ 475
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/30/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 500
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 500
4/4/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/5/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Rules -SJ 329
4/6/2017 Senate • Received -SJ 329