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State Ethics Reform (Watch)

HB 7043 (Public Integrity & Ethics Committee) addresses public officer, public employee and third-party conduct regarding solicitation and negotiation of conflicting and potentially conflicting financial relationships, addresses post-service lobbying restrictions for certain state officers and revises executive branch lobbyist registration requirements. The bill prohibits public officers and employees from soliciting an employment or contractual relationship from entities from whom they are prohibited from entering into conflicting employment and contractual relationships. In addition, the bill requires public officers and employees to report or disclose particular solicitations and offers of employment or contractual relationships. The bill revises executive branch lobbying registration provisions to require electronic registration and affirmative consent of the principal to be represented by a lobbyist. (O’Hara)