February 6, 2017 •
Vermont Legislation Looks to Strengthen State Ethics Laws
Lawmakers are currently considering a bill to strengthen the state’s ethics laws.
Senate Bill 8 would, among other things, prohibit legislators and executive officers from becoming a lobbyist for one year after leaving office; create an ethics commission to, in turn, create a state code of ethics; prohibit campaign donors from entering into no-bid contracts worth more than $50,000; and require municipalities to create conflict of interest policies.
The bill is expected to reach the full Senate this week.
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