Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 28, 1999
Scott Nachtrieb (303-866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR PERSONS INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENT.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would provide some additional restrictions on lobbyists' conduct, establish a board of ethics for the General Assembly, supply some additional civil remedies for violations, and allow executive departments to adopt codes of ethics. The bill would become effective 90 days after adjournment unless a petition is filed.
The changes this bill would make would not create additional workloads or expenditures for state or local government. The creation of the Ethics Board for the General Assembly would not require increased expenditures. Most executive agencies have codes of conduct for state employees. The additional restrictions on lobbyists would not require increased expenditures. The additional remedies that this bill would provide would not require new resources for the Department of Law or the Judicial Branch, the number of violations and lawsuits that would be filed are estimated to be minimal. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.