April 18, 2019 •
Tallahassee Board Proposes Expansion of Ethics Code
On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board proposed changes to expand the city’s ethics code.
The proposal expands the Board’s jurisdiction to procurement employees and individuals required to file state financial disclosures.
Additionally, the proposal increases the fines faced by lobbyists to $1,000 for the first intentional violation, and prohibits covered individuals from accepting or soliciting all gifts regardless of value from vendors and lobbyists.
The draft ordinance will head to the city commission for final approval later this spring.
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