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.
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 387
• Referred to Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 395
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/29/17, 11:30 am, Webster Hall
• Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 494
• Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 494
• On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/06/17, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
• CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -HJ 610
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 609
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 632
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/18/17
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/19/17
• Read 2nd time -HJ 732
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 758
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 1 -HJ 758
• In Messages
• Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 499
• Received -SJ 499
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ethics and Elections
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