March 13, 2015 •
North Dakota Resolution to Create Ethics Commission Fails in Committee
A House committee has failed to pass a resolution proposing to let voters decide whether to create a state ethics commission. House Concurrent Resolution 3060 would amend the state Constitution to provide for a commission with the authority to address unethical behavior of officials and to oversee campaign finance and lobbying activities.
The House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony before a 10-4 vote against the resolution.
North Dakota is one of eight states without an ethics commission. The other seven are Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.
Photo of the North Dakota Capitol by MatthewUND in Wikimedia Commons.
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