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TO AMEND RULE 4.16 H. OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS OF ITEM (3) WHICH PROHIBITED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE FROM DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ESTABLISHING, FINANCING, MAINTAINING, OR CONTROLLING ANY ENTITY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE THAT RECEIVES OR MAKES CONTRIBUTIONS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8-13-1300.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That Rule 4.16 H. of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read:
"H. General Provisions
(1) Unless otherwise indicated by rule or statute, all meetings, deliberations, actions, issuance of advisory opinions, debates, recommendations, and other activities of the committee are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 4, Title 30).
(2) In an instance when the statutory process of amending a required disclosure form cannot adequately correct an error or omission contained in the form, persons subject to the jurisdiction of the committee may request that the committee correct the original filing electronically. All requests must be made to the committee in writing, containing the specific error or omission to be corrected and an explanation as to why the statutory amendment process is not adequate. The request is considered public and must be supported by a vote of a majority of the committee to be carried out. The committee will maintain a record of requests made and changes made for no less than five years.
Notwithstanding Section 8-13-1340, a member of the House shall not, directly or indirectly, establish, finance, maintain, or control any entity including, but not limited to, a noncandidate committee that receives or makes contributions as defined in Section 8-13-1300. This rule does not apply to a candidate committee or a legislative caucus committee.
(4) The Clerk of the House shall, in consultation with the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, cause to be employed by the House of Representatives, counsel exclusively for the purpose of providing legal advice and counsel to the Ethics Committee. Counsel employed for this purpose shall not be employed by or with any office within the House of Representatives other than the office of the Clerk of the House."
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