SR 2 is the Code of Ethics governing the conduct of members of the Senate. It updates the reference to the new General Assembly and makes a clarification in three locations to include explicitly the joint rules governing lobbyists as a basis for complaint. The bill clarifies that discrimination, abuse or harassment, as provided and defined in the personnel guidelines of the Iowa Senate, applies to the Senate Code of Ethics. It removes language that a complaint must be filed within three years to be considered timely and also strikes provisions that senators with a conflict of interest can participate in floor debate.
[2/13: voice vote (Absent: Jochum, Nunn)]