Learn more about ethics reform proposals

February 17, 2013 

  • Learn more about ethics reform

    •  To read the report from Gov. Nikki Haley’s Ethics Reform Commission, chaired by former attorneys general Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock, go to http://1.usa.gov/12SMooX •  A brief overview of that report, provided by the governor’s office, is available at http://1.usa.gov/YnZwAX •  Several bills have been introduced in the Legislature to reform our state’s ethics laws. Among those most likely to see action are three bills proposed by former House and Senate Ethics Chairman Wes Hayes and other Senate leaders, and one from Speaker Bobby Harrell and other House leaders. You can read them at Senate bill 338 - http://bit.ly/VXq9k5 Senate bill 346 - http://bit.ly/14YKMwE Senate bill 347 - http://bit.ly/XgLJv5 House bill 3422 - http://bit.ly/XX6E7E •  If you don’t know who your senator and representative are, go to http://www.scstatehouse.gov/ and fill out the “Find Your Legislator” box at the bottom of the page. Once you have their names, you can use the “Contact Your Legislator” box to send an email, or click on “Senators” or “Representatives” in the center section of the page to locate phone numbers and mailing addresses.

•  To read the report from Gov. Nikki Haley’s Ethics Reform Commission, chaired by former attorneys general Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock, go to http://governor.sc.gov/Documents/SC%20Commission%20on%20Ethics%20Reform%20Final%20Report.pdf

•  A brief overview of that report, provided by the governor’s office, is available at http://governor.sc.gov/Documents/Background%20on%20the%20South%20Carolina%20Commission%20on%20Ethics%20Reform.pdf

•  Several bills have been introduced in the Legislature to reform our state’s ethics laws. Among those most likely to see action are three bills proposed by former House and Senate Ethics Chairman Wes Hayes and other Senate leaders, and one from Speaker Bobby Harrell and other House leaders. You can read them at

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/338.htm

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/346.htm

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/347.htm

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/3422.htm

•  If you don’t know who your senator and representative are, go to http://www.scstatehouse.gov/ and fill out the “Find Your Legislator” box at the bottom of the page. Once you have their names, you can use the “Contact Your Legislator” box to send an email, or click on “Senators” or “Representatives” in the center section of the page to locate phone numbers and mailing addresses.

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