March 19, 2015 •
South Carolina Ethics Reform Back in Senate
Ethics reform is again in the hands of the Senate after the House voted overwhelmingly to overhaul ethics laws.
House Bill 3722 would give the State Ethics Commission authority to investigate legislators, would amend certain unconstitutional campaign finance definitions, and would remove a lobbyist employer’s ability to pay for American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conventions.
The Judiciary Committee has reported the bill as favorable with an amendment to remove certain whistleblower protections.
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