March 6, 2019 •
Two Ethics Bills on the way to Arkansas Governor for Signature
Senate Bills 249 and 256 have been passed by the Legislature are on the way to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk.
Senate Bill 249 increases the fines for violating ethics laws the Arkansas Ethics Commission may levy at violators from $2,000 to $3,500.
Senate Bill 256 prohibits an elected state official from registering as a lobbyist in any jurisdiction while serving as an elected state official.
If signed by the governor, the bills will become effective 90 days after the legislative session adjourns sine die.
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