Friday, April 13, 2007

Ethics Loophole Bill delayed but still Alive

Two Videos Below.

The Ethics Loophole bill,
HB1779/SB1287, is still alive but was delayed until Monday in the Senate. The bill gives candidates 10 days to correct "mistakes." The important question: is the intent of the bill to allow candidates to correct intentional mistakes? The bill was amended in the Senate but only as to the amount and number of mistakes, no language was changed to address the intent and as Sen Kyle says in this short clip, why do we need such a loophole anyway:



This short video shows that the intent of the bill as expressed in the Senate is completely different than the intent as expressed in the House. Sen Kurita says "I want to be sure we are not backtracking on ethics proposals." The bottom line is there is no good reason for this bill.