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House approves bill on ethics rules

The House passed a bill requiring ethics opinions to be issued on a more timely basis.

Under the legislation, the N.C. State Ethics Commission would be required to publish advisory opinions on ethical issues within 30 days of being issued. Currently, they are published once a year.

State Rep. Rick Glazier, a Fayetteville Democrat who sponsored the bill, said that would help other legislators learn from the problems of their colleagues.

It would "speed up the process so that we can all understand what our obligations are, which is hard to do until we have the full opinion issued," he said.

The bill also makes hundreds of technical changes to ethics rules which Glazier said came up over the past year. He said they were all approved unanimously by a bipartisan House ethics committee.

The House approved the bill 109-1 on its third reading. It now heads to the Senate.

The lone vote against the bill came from Republican Rep. John Blust of Greensboro. 


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Re: House approves bill on ethics rules

While the SEC will have to publish its opinions in 30 days the bill makes life a little easier for legislators and a little tougher for public servants,

Re: House approves bill on ethics rules

The SENATE probably WONT ALLOW it to be heard NOR voted on LIKE the
'NO forced annexation' bill they are stifling.

WHAT is the reason to refuse to do the right thing? HOW do these CROOKS SLEEP at night? HOW do they live with themselves?

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