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CS/SB 7014: Ethics

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Ethics and Elections

Ethics; Increasing the maximum fine for violations of specified lobbying provisions; authorizing attorneys who file full and public disclosures of their financial interests to indicate that a client meets disclosure criteria without providing further information relating to such client; prohibiting a member of the Commission on Ethics from serving more than two full terms, instead of two full terms in succession; providing that a complainant is liable for costs plus reasonable attorney fees for filing a complaint with malicious intent against a candidate for public office; requiring that allegations in written complaints submitted to the commission be based upon personal knowledge or information other than hearsay, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 6/17/2024 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/4/2023 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Ethics and Elections
• On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 12/13/23, 8:30 am, 110 Senate Building
12/13/2023 Senate • Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 7 NAYS 1
• Filed
12/14/2023 Senate • Referred to Rules
1/5/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 01/10/24, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
1/10/2024 Senate • CS by- Rules; YEAS 18 NAYS 0
1/12/2024 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
1/17/2024 Senate • CS by Rules read 1st time
1/30/2024 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/01/24
2/1/2024 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 252
• Amendment(s) adopted (170806, 317468, 562898, 932020) -SJ 252
• Read 3rd time -SJ 254
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 254
• Immediately certified -SJ 254
2/1/2024 House • In Messages
3/4/2024 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/5/2024)
• 1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
3/5/2024 House • Read 2nd time
• Amendment 598259 Failed
• Amendment 071005 Failed
• Amendment 456135 Failed
• Amendment 126105 adopted
• Amendment 444599 Failed
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/6/2024 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 81, NAYS 33
3/6/2024 Senate • In returning messages
• Amendment(s) to House amendment(s) adopted (844484) -SJ 888
• Concurred in House amendment(s) as amended (126105) -SJ 890
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 26 NAYS 4 -SJ 890
3/6/2024 House • In Messages
3/7/2024 House • Added to Senate Message List
• Concurred in 844484 amendment(s)
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 79, NAYS 34
3/7/2024 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
6/17/2024 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor