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2017 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to whistleblowing.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes Whistleblower Commission.
Directs commission to investigate complaints of government fraud, waste or corruption and to make public investigation findings. Authorizes commission to refer matters to Attorney General, Secretary of State or district attorney for further proceedings if warranted. Grants confidentiality to complainants and supplies complainants with immunity from criminal proceedings related to complaint. Exempts commission records from mandatory disclosure under public records law and exempts commission proceedings from public meetings law. Requires commission to prepare annual reports to Governor and Legislative Assembly outlining commission recommendations for reducing fraud, waste and corruption.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Judiciary
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Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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