CS/HB 7131: Ethics
GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Ethics and Elections Subcommittee ; Boyd
Ethics; Prohibits public officers from accepting additional employment with state or political subdivisions under specified conditions; prohibits former legislator from acting as lobbyist before executive branch agency, agency official, or employee for specified period following vacation of office; requires constitutional officers to complete annual ethics training; establishes requirements for creation of blind trusts; requires qualifying officer to electronically transmit full & public disclosure of financial interests of qualified candidate to Commission on Ethics; requires all disclosures of financial interests filed with commission to be scanned & made publicly available on searchable Internet database beginning with 2012 filing year; authorizes withholding of portions of salary for unpaid fines; authorizes specified parties to submit written referrals of possible violation of the Code of Ethics.
Last Action: 4/24/2013 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36), CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2013-38) -HJ 744
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 348
• Referred to State Affairs Committee -HJ 370
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/09/13, 2:30 pm, Morris Hall --Temporarily deferred
• On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/16/13, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
• CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 686
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 680
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 702
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/13
• Substituted CS/SB 2 -HJ 744
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36), CS/SB 4 (Ch. 2013-38) -HJ 744
Companion bills that are identical word-for-word, including titles. However, Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions are considered identical if the only difference is the word "House" or "Senate."
Companion bills that are substantially similar in text or have substantial portions of text that are largely the same.
Bills that have selected provisions that are similar in text.
A bill that is contingent upon passage of another bill within the same chamber, e.g., a trust fund bill, a bill providing a public record exemption, or an implementing bill.
The page numbers, when listed, for citations are constantly under review. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted as the official documents of the Legislature.
The links for the page numbers are formatted to open the bill text PDF directly to the page containing the citation. However, if your browser is set to open PDFs in a new window, as is often the case with 64-bit browsers, the bill text will open to the first page.