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HB 7003: Local Government Ethics Reform

GENERAL BILL by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Ingoglia

Local Government Ethics Reform; Provides that contractual relationships held by business entities are deemed held by public officers or employees in certain situations; provides ethics training requirements; prohibits certain governing board members from voting in official capacity on specified matters; requires certain members of municipality governing body to file disclosure; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to local government authority to enact rule or ordinance requiring lobbyists to register with local government; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to registration & reporting for lobbying water management districts; requires Commission on Ethics to create Local Government Lobbyist Registration System; requires lobbyists to register with commission before lobbying specified governmental entities; provides responsibilities of Governor; provides civil penalties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/9/2017 House • Filed
11/13/2017 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 240
1/8/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/11/18
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 240
1/11/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 300
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/12/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 332
• Passed; YEAS 100 NAYS 2 -HJ 332
1/24/2018 Senate • In Messages
1/30/2018 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 252
1/31/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 251
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ethics and Elections