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SB29, HB92 – Improving the Integrity and Ethics of the General Assembly

Senator Bryan Townsend has introduced SB29 as a first step in addressing Delaware’s horrid failing ethics grade of F given to us by the 2015 State Integrity Investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.

This bill will subject our State Senators and Representatives to the obligations of the State Employees’, Officers’ and Officials’ Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct rules.   It would also add a provision to the Legislative Conflicts of Interest chapter that limits a legislator’s use of public assets for private or partisan political purposes.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC INTEGRITY.


UPDATED: 6/8/2017


SPONSORS: Townsend, Baumbach, Bentz, Kowalko, Osienski


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HISTORY: Placed in the Senate Executive Committee on 3/21/17


STATUS: Waiting for a hearing in committee.


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Representative Kim Williams’ HB92 also delves into the ethics of our state legislature as her bill will require that every member of the General Assembly disclose as a part of their financial disclosure whether or not they have received more than $10,000 in the last 10 years as a result of a sale of land, development rights,  an agricultural conservation easement, a forest preservation easement or any other type of easement to the State of Delaware, any county, any municipality, any public instrumentality, or any government agency or organization.   This would address whether any legislator is self dealing or being unduly influenced by developers.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.


UPDATED: 6/8/2017


SPONSORS: Williams, Townsend, Baumbach, Bennett, Keeley, Kowalko, Lynn, Paradee, Spiegelman


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HISTORY: Placed in the House Administration Committee on 3/28/17


STATUS: Waiting for a hearing in committee.


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1 comment on “SB29, HB92 – Improving the Integrity and Ethics of the General Assembly

  1. Have to admit this one made me laugh, having said that it’s much needed. I moved to this state in 1974, it became obvious that it was a “It’s not what you know , it’s who you know situation”. Say what you will of New Jersey but at least they jail the crooks on a frequent basis, other than Kermit Justice and Mel Slawik when was the last time Delaware sent a politician to jail? And don’t tell me there are not a few who deserve it.

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