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House Bill 1397

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1397 (Updated March 6, 2006 5:12 pm - DI 84)

State ethics standards. Changes the definition of "business relationship" in the executive branch ethics statute to include the relationship a lobbyist has with an executive branch agency. Defines "advisory body". Gives the state ethics commission (commission) certain jurisdiction over lobbyists. Provides that the inspector general may seek an advisory opinion from the commission. Changes the evidentiary standard applicable to commission findings from "competent and substantial" to a preponderance of the evidence. Shifts certain responsibilities from the commission to the inspector general. Authorizes a member of the commission to participate in commission meetings from a remote location under certain circumstances. Requires certain persons who have final purchasing authority for an agency to file an annual financial disclosure statement. Authorizes the commission to require revocation of licenses, permits, or registrations issued by an agency for violations of the ethics statutes or rules. Provides that members of advisory bodies are not subject to the one year prohibition on certain employment after leaving the advisory body. Provides that certain special state employees are not subject to the one year prohibition on certain employment after leaving service as a special state employee if the service ends before January 1, 2007. Requires registration of executive branch lobbyists with the department of administration. Authorizes the department to adopt rules to establish registration fees and to impose civil penalties and revoke registrations if an executive branch lobbyist violates the registration requirements. Imposes initial registration fees. Makes other technical changes. Repeals the current statute authorizing registration of executive branch lobbyists.
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