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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Private representation of public officials. Prohibits a public official who: (1) is sued in the public official's personal capacity and is alleged to have acted outside the scope of the public official's duties; or (2) is charged with a crime unrelated to the public official's duties; from using public funds to pay for private legal counsel. Prohibits the public official from using public funds to pay a judgment or settlement under certain circumstances. Declares certain nondisclosure agreements entered into after June 30, 2019, involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual discrimination as against public policy and void. Private representation of public officials. Prohibits a public official who: (1) is sued in the public official's personal capacity and is alleged to have acted outside the scope of the public official's duties; or (2) is charged with a crime unrelated to the public official's duties; from using public funds to pay for private legal counsel. Prohibits the public official from using public funds to pay a judgment or settlement under certain circumstances. Declares certain nondisclosure agreements entered into after June 30, 2019, involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual discrimination as against public policy and void.