HB 655: Governmental Ethics
GENERAL BILL by Hood
Governmental Ethics; Requires elected municipal officials to participate in annual ethics training; revises format for disclose of abstentions & conflicts by state, local, and appointed public officers; provides for issuance of advisory opinions upon request of reporting individual or procurement employee regarding honoraria & prohibited gifts; requires Commission on Ethics to impose civil penalty on person who has filed complaint with malicious intent; requires commission to dismiss complaint against state, county, municipal, or school district officer or employee if certain circumstances are met; prohibits political subdivision from imposing additional standards of conduct upon officers & employees of another political subdivision.
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 846 (Ch. 2014-183)
Location: In committee/council (EES)
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Local and Federal Affairs Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 57
• Introduced -HJ 56
• Died in Ethics and Elections Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 846 (Ch. 2014-183)
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