Ethics Committee Report – Week 15, 2018

SR 124 (SSB 3211) – Adds harassment retaliation to Senate Code of Ethics. 



SR 124 (SSB 3211) amends the Senate Code of Ethics to add harassment and retaliation. The changes specify that senators, lobbyists and clients of lobbyist must not engage in conduct that constitutes harassment or retaliation as provided in the personnel guidelines for the Iowa Senate. The change also gives the Ethics Committee the authority to investigate complaints of harassment and/or retaliation, and to take disciplinary action.
[Committee 4/17: short form; Floor 4/17: voice vote]