D.C. Council Passes Ethics Bill - State and Federal Communications

December 21, 2011  •  

D.C. Council Passes Ethics Bill

Wilson BuildingWASHINGTON, D.C.:  By a 12-1 margin, the D.C. Council has passed an ethics bill that seeks to increase accountability for council members.

The bill includes provisions to establish a new three-member ethics panel, bar felons from serving on the council or as mayor, and grant powers to the D.C. attorney general to prosecute elected officials accused of ethical misconduct.

The legislation will be sent to Mayor Vincent Gray for his approval.

Photo of the John A. Wilson Building by Awiseman on Wikipedia.

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