March 19, 2015 •
NC Legislature Introduces Conflict of Interest Bill
State Reps. Grier Martin and Rick Glazier introduced a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives requiring public officials to recuse themselves from taking any official action if they are in a current dating or sexual relationship with a registered lobbyist who would financially benefit from the official action.
This legislation comes one month after the State Ethics Commission issued a ruling that sex between lobbyists and government officials does not constitute a gift in violation of state ethics law.
House Bill 252 was introduced March 17, 2015, and is currently in committee.
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