Thursday, March 31, 2011
House Judiciary Committee defers SB671, the un-ethics bill
by Larry Geller
It’s not disappeared news because it will be everywhere. The chair of the House Judiciary Committee recommended that the bill be deferred. That usually means it is dead, though it could be resurrected up until April 8. Considering the almost universal condemnation of this bill, that probably won’t happen.
For those who have not seen prior articles, this is the bill that would have opened the floodgates for gifts, junkets, boondoggles, etc., to legislators and state employees.