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Local Government Independent Ethics Commission

Concerning the scope of the independent ethics commission's jurisdiction over ethics complaints against local government officials and employees.
2023 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Under current law, the independent ethics commission created in article XXIX of the state constitution does not have jurisdiction over officials or employees of special districts or school districts. The bill gives the independent ethics commission jurisdiction to hear complaints, issue findings, assess penalties, and issue advisory opinions on ethics issues concerning a local government official or local government employee. "Local government" is defined to include a county, municipality, special district, or school district. Existing ethical standards apply to a local government official and a local government employee. The bill applies those standards to a local government official or local government employee through the independent ethics commission.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Parenti, Rep. T. Story
Sen. J. Marchman



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