Bill Status of HB3478 95th General Assembly
Short Description: ETHICS-TRAVEL REPORTING
Rep. Fred Crespo
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. With respect to (i) each officer, member, and State employee who receives a gift excepted from the gift ban as an educational mission or as travel expenses for a meeting to discuss State business and (ii) each officer and employee of a governmental entity who receives a gift excepted form the provisions of an ordinance or resolution that are equivalent to the State exceptions, provides that within 30 days after returning from the travel, the person must submit to the Secretary of State, in the form and manner required by the Secretary, certain information concerning the travel. Further provides that the Secretary shall compile the information into a database and shall establish a searchable website for the public to access the data. Subject to appropriation for that purpose, authorizes the Secretary to contract with a private entity to establish and maintain the database and website.