|Posted:||March 3, 2016 09:21 AM|
|From:||Representative Daryl D. Metcalfe|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Statements of Financial Interest|
|In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that will correct an inconsistency within the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act.
Currently, if an elected member of government fails to file a statement of financial interest, that individual can no longer remain in his or her elected office; however, if a public employee fails to file a statement of financial interest, that individual is subject only to a fine.
Taxpayers deserve the same degree of transparency from public employees as public officials. That is why the consequences for failure to file a statement of financial interest should be the same for both public officials and employees, to achieve the same desired outcome of transparency across all levels of government.
My legislation will prohibit a public employee from continuing as an employee of the Commonwealth if that individual fails to file a statement of financial interest. Failing to filing a statement of financial interest should result in serious consequences, regardless of the position that person holds in the public sector of our Commonwealth.
Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation. If you have any questions please contact Gina Buffington at email@example.com or 717-783-1707.
Introduced as HB2204