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CS/HB 7083: Ethics Reform

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Sullivan ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Metz

Ethics Reform; Repeals provisions relating to state, state university, & community college employee lobbyists; prohibits certain public service announcements by specified governmental entities, persons acting on behalf of such entities, & elected officials; revises applicability of certain provisions relating to contractual relationships; prohibits public officer or employee of agency from soliciting specified employment or contractual relationships; authorizes Commission on Ethics to investigate certain disclosures; prohibits legislators, statewide elected officers, appointed state officers, & agency directors from certain compensated representation for specified period following vacation of office; deletes provision prohibiting former legislators from acting as lobbyists before certain entities & persons for specified period following vacation of office; provides commission responsibilities; prohibits certain officers & employees from soliciting employment or contractual relationships from or negotiating same with certain employers; requires lobbyist to electronically register with commission; revises lobbyist registration, compensation report, principal designation cancellation, & investigation requirements; revises lobbyist registration fees; authorizes commission to dismiss certain complaints & investigations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/26/2017 Senate - Received -SJ 499
Location: In committee/council (EE)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/17/2017 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 387
3/20/2017 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 395
3/27/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/29/17, 11:30 am, Webster Hall
3/29/2017 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 494
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 494
4/4/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/06/17, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
4/6/2017 House • CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -HJ 610
4/10/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 609
4/12/2017 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 632
4/13/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/18/17
4/18/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/19/17
4/19/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 732
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/20/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 758
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 1 -HJ 758
4/25/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/26/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 499
• Received -SJ 499