DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Local government ethics. Establishes ethics requirements for officers and employees of political subdivisions. Authorizes a political subdivision to adopt a local ethics ordinance. Requires that a local ethics ordinance must establish a local ethics commission. Provides that a local ethics ordinance may impose requirements that exceed the requirements of the statute and are not inconsistent with the statute. Requires local officers, employees, and special appointees to file annual statements of economic interests. Requires registration and reporting by persons who seek to have or have a business relationship with a political subdivision. Provides that the statements of economic interests and the lobbyist registration and reporting requirements apply even if a political subdivision does not adopt a local ethics ordinance. Provides that failure to file statements of economic interests and lobbyist registration and activity reports is a Class A infraction.