While the governor meets with top officials from the Centers for Disease Control, proposed ethics reforms are making their way to his desk.
Legislators say they have a unique perspective on issues up for debate at the Statehouse, but could it leave the door open for conflicts of interest?
The bill requires legislators to disclose more information about their business interests.
Sen. Brent Waltz, R-Indianapolis, authored an amendment to the ethics bill that would mandate greater transparency of legislators’ stock holdings.
Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, says the bill aims to maximize transparency in the General Assembly and bolster public trust.
The legislature last updated ethics laws for government employees about a decade ago.
The proposed code prohibits representatives from advocating in matters where they have a direct personal or financial interest.
Lawmakers are responding to ethics scandals of the past year by enacting reforms along two tracks.
The legislation is aimed at providing more transparency in both the legislative and executive branches of state government.
Common Cause Indiana held a panel discussion on ethics at the statehouse Friday.