Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1773 by Huffman (Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to review and make recommendations for substantive changes to ethics laws.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would create an interim committee, comprised of four members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, four members appointed by the Speaker of the House, and the Ethics Commission Executive Director, to review the statutes and regulations related to ethics. The bill would require the committee to provide a report on its findings and recommendations for statutory changes, no later than December 20, 2014. The bill would require the Ethics Commission and the Legislative Council to provide any staff and resources to the commission as necessary, and both agencies anticipate any additional costs could be absorbed within agency resources.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.