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House Bill 1002


House Bill 1002

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1002 (Updated February 24, 2005 6:11 pm - DI 106)


Inspector general and state ethics. Creates the office of the inspector general, and allows the commission to refer a matter for investigation by the inspector general. Prohibits state officers, employees, and special state appointees from accepting employment or other benefits or from participating in any decision that would constitute a conflict of interest. Authorizes the department of administration to adopt rules requiring a person who lobbies the executive branch to register as an executive branch lobbyist. Mandates a one year waiting period before a former state officer, employee, or special state appointee may accept compensation as: (1) a lobbyist; or (2) an employee of an entity that the former state officer, employee, or special state appointee negotiated with, regulated, supervised, or licensed. Prohibits a former state officer, employee, or special state appointee from any involvement in a particular matter that the state officer, employee, or special state appointee personally and substantially participated in while a state officer, employee, or special state appointee. Allows the commission to: (1) issue reprimands; (2) terminate or suspend an employee or special state appointee; (3) recommend the impeachment of a state officer; and (4) bar a person from state employment; if the commission determines that the person has violated the ethics code or committed other misconduct. Makes: (1) unlawful retaliation against an employee for cooperating with the
Current Status:
 Passed 2nd reading - first House
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