CS/HB 199 (Hunschofsky, Daley) addresses ethical conflicts of officers of independent taxing districts. The bill clarifies that certain conduct by such officers, such as misuse of public position and disclosure of information for personal benefit, is prohibited despite the current law exemption relating to the officers' conflicting employment and contractual relationships. The bill also requires elected local officers of independent special districts to undergo four hours of annual ethics training.
Effective date: July 1, 2023. (O'Hara)