February 23, 2021 •
Montana House Introduces Bill to Eliminate the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices
The House of Representatives introduced a bill eliminating the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices.
House Bill 535 establishes a Campaign Practices and Ethics Review Board appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the minority leaders.
The bill also transfers investigative duties and duties related to the filing of ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance report, statements, forms, and other documents to the Office of the Secretary of State.
Enforcement duties for ethics, lobbying, and campaign practices complaints will be transferred to the Campaign Practices and Ethics Review Board, the Attorney General, and county attorneys.
If passed, House Bill 535 becomes effective July 1, 2021.
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