Clarifying the Statute of Limitations for some Ethics Violations

H.3745 would specify that prosecutions for ethics violations can be commenced against non-legislative public officials and employees within four years of these officials or employees leaving office. The bill would also specify prosecutions for lobbying law violations can be commenced against member of the General Assembly or its staff within four years of legislators or legislative employees leaving office or employment.

There is already a four year statute of limitations on these violations, but it doesn’t hurt to specify that lawmakers, other public officials, and public employees cannot cut short their window for prosecution by leaving state office or employment.

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