Indiana Governor Signs Ethics Bill into Law - State and Federal Communications

May 6, 2015  •  

Indiana Governor Signs Ethics Bill into Law

Flag of Indiana.svgIndiana Gov. Mike Pence signed House Bill 1002 into law on Monday, May 4. The ethics bill makes changes in the laws governing legislative ethics, lobbyist and legislative liaison reporting, and executive agency ethics.

Some changes include expanding disclosure requirements on legislators’ statements of economic interests, requiring both houses of the Legislature to adopt a code of ethics, requiring lobbyists to report the name of any legislator who is a close relative, limiting the circumstances in which post-employment restrictions on employees of the executive branch may be waived, and changing post-employment restrictions for state officers, employees, and special state appointees.

All provisions are effective July 1, 2015.

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