2008 House Bill 6499

Require local government “ethics boards”

Introduced in the House

Sept. 24, 2008

Introduced by Rep. Marc Corriveau (D-20)

To require local government “ethics boards,” which would receive complaints concerning alleged unethical conduct by a public officer or employee from any person or entity, inquire into the circumstances, and make recommendations concerning individual cases to the appropriate enforcement authority. The bill amends a state law that provides penalties for bribery, conflict of interest, and related violations by officials.

Referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics

Nov. 13, 2008

Amendment offered by Rep. Marc Corriveau (D-20)

To expand to local an exception that allows a public officer to accept a gift that is for the state, to also apply to gifts to local political subdivisions.

The amendment passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 70 to 31 (details)

Received in the Senate

Dec. 2, 2008

Referred to the Committee on Local, Urban, and State Affairs