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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:11am

House To Vote On Ethics Reform

Updated: 4 years ago.
State House lawmakers are scheduled for a vote on ethics reform Wednesday at the Capitol. (GPB file photo)

Today the state House will finally vote on an ethics reform bill pushed by house speaker David Ralston.

The move for reform is the result former speaker Glenn Richardson resignation after accusation of an affair with a lobbyist who's bill he supported.

The ethics reforms bill now requires that lobbyists report everything they spend on lawmakers more frequently. The bill gives the State Ethics Commission more authority and includes a section on sexual harassment.

Ralston told the Rules Committee that the people want to see change.

"What I have tried to do is respond to concerns I believe the public has as a result of issues that arose at our House and basically trying to clean our House."

Democrats tried to limit lobbyist spending to 50 dollars, but that amendment failed.

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