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CS/SB 86: Voting Conflicts

GENERAL BILL by Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Dockery ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Latvala ; Negron ; Detert ; Fasano ; Joyner ; Hill ; Rich ; Jones ; Bullard

Voting Conflicts; Cites this act as the "Restoring Trust in Government Act." Creates provisions pertaining to qualified blind trusts. Provides that if a covered public official holds an economic interest in a qualified blind trust, he or she does not have a conflict of interest that would otherwise be prohibited by law. Specifies the required elements necessary to establish a qualified blind trust. Prohibits a member of the Legislature from voting upon or participating in any legislation inuring to the personal gain or loss of the member or his or her relative, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections (EE)
  4. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/23/2010 Senate • Filed
11/29/2010 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Rules Subcommittee on Ethics and Elections; Rules -SJ 18
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
3/25/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 03/30/11, 3:45 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/30/2011 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -SJ 324
4/1/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 324
4/5/2011 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 338
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary