SB 737 Creates the crime of obstruction of an ethics investigation
Sponsor: Walsh
LR Number: 4755S.01I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 2/6/2014 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S232
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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SB 737 - This act creates the Class A misdemeanor crime of obstruction of an ethics investigation if one knowingly bribes a person in exchange for withholding information, knowingly accepts such a bribe for withholding the information, knowingly makes a false statement to a member or employee of the Ethics Commission.

This is the same crime created in CCS#3/HCS#2/SB 844 (2010) that was, along with many other provisions, ruled unconstitutional on procedural grounds and identical to SB 144 (2013).

CHRIS HOGERTY