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House Bill 1322


House Bill 1322

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


State and local government ethics. Reduces from $100 to $50 the minimum reportable amount for gifts made to state officers, employees, and special appointees on their financial disclosure statements. Requires these financial disclosure statements to be published on the state's Internet web site. Provides that a state employee or a special state appointee may not be required to make a political contribution, solicit political contributions, or participate in any other political activity. Provides that a state officer, employee, or a special state appointee may not solicit a political contribution or engage in any other political activity in a facility owned or leased by the state. Requires local officers, candidates for local offices, employees of political subdivisions, and local special appointees to file statements of economic interests that include a report of gifts given by vendors. Requires persons who make offers for contracts with political subdivisions to register with the county and to file certain reports. Requires registration and reports to be published on the county's Internet web site. Provides that an employee of a political subdivision or an appointee of a political subdivision may not be required to make a political contribution, solicit political contributions, or participate in any other political activity. Provides that a local officer, employee, or appointee may not solicit a political contribution or engage in any other political activity in a facility owned or leased by the political subdivision. Authorizes the state board of accounts to impose certain civil penalties for violations of the local ethics statute. Makes technical amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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