Governor Signs Three Ethics Bills Into Law

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Main

Governor Ige has signed the following ethics measures into law, all of which were introduced at the Commission’s request:

  • Act 109 (SB144) updates the Lobbyists Law to provide that anyone who negligently fails to register as a lobbyist (or file an expenditure report) may be fined by the Commission
  • Act 119 (HB170) clarifies the fair treatment and conflict of interest laws with respect to legislators and task force members.
  • Act 120 (HB169) clarifies provisions of the Ethics Code relating to gifts disclosure statements, financial disclosure statements, and ethics training.

The Commission sincerely appreciates the Legislature’s and the Governor’s continuing support of strong ethics laws.