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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint House Resolution


J.R.H.  41

Joint resolution creating an interim study committee on legislative ethics

Offered by: Committee on Rules

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That an interim committee on legislative ethics is created and shall consist of five persons, with the current and former legislative members representing each political party currently represented in the general assembly,  including: two former members of the general assembly, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house and one by the senate committee on committees; two members of the general assembly who have each served a minimum of 10 years in the legislature, one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house and one by the senate committee on committees; and one person who shall not be a current or former member of the general assembly to be appointed jointly by the speaker of the house and the president pro tempore of the senate, and be it further

Resolved: That the committee shall be directed to:

(1) Evaluate and make recommendations on whether more guidance needs to be provided to members of the general assembly on legislative ethics; and

(2) Review other states that have a citizen legislature and compare those states’ legislative ethics laws and rules with those of Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the committee is authorized to meet no more than three times during the 2007 legislative interim and shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the house and senate committees on rules on or before December 15, 2007, and be it further

Resolved: That all persons serving on the committee shall be entitled to per diem compensation and reimbursement as provided to members of standing committees under section 406(a) of Title 2.    

 

____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House

 

____________________________              ____________________________

Brian E. Dubie                                             Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                               Clerk, House of Representatives



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