House Bill 1442 would create an oversight body
The House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee held hearings on February 14, 2013, regarding the establishment of an ethics commission to investigate alleged acts of wrongdoing by elected officials and lobbyists.
House Bill 1442 would create an ethics commission consisting of nine members. Four members are to be appointed by legislators and the remaining five would be appointed by the governor.
North Dakota is currently one of nine states without an ethics commission.
Michael Beckett, Esq. is a Research Associate at State and Federal Communications, Inc.