November 18, 2014 •
Arkansas Lawmakers Prefile Ethics Bill to Clarify Recent Changes
Lawmakers have prefiled a bill to clarify new ethics laws contained in a constitutional amendment passed by voters on November 4, 2014.
The amendment prohibits lobbyist gifts and corporate contributions, but the Ethics Commission needs further legislative authority to enforce the constitutional changes.
Democratic Rep. Warwick Sabin and Republican Sen. Jon Woods filed House Bill 1002 as a shell bill, without any specific proposals, to publicize the issue ahead of the session start date on January 12, 2015.
Photo of the Arkansas State Capitol by jglazer75 on Wikimedia Commons.
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