Bill Status of SB0227 95th General Assembly
Short Description: ETHICS-LOCAL REFERENDA
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff - Dan Rutherford - Susan Garrett and Mike Jacobs
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and the Election Code. Provides that communication to the public by the corporate authorities of a unit of local government or school district explaining a decision to place a public question on the ballot or explaining support of or opposition to a public question does not constitute a prohibited political activity or election interference. Requires that the corporate authorities in the communication specify how the referendum will directly affect residents' health, safety, or welfare or the unit's or district's government or affairs. Effective immediately.