League of Women Voters of Florida
LWVF RESPONDS TO SENATE’S PASSAGE OF ETHICS REFORM
Tallahassee, Florida — In response to the Senate’s passage of SB 2 today, Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, released the following statement:
The League of Women Voters of Florida congratulates Senate President Don Gaetz and the members of the Florida Senate for their Opening-Day passage of SB 2, the Senate’s ethics reform bill. What a telling message for the Senate to send to the people of Florida!
We are especially supportive of the provisions in this bill that offer increased ability to collect fines for ethics violations; new ways to refer complaints to the Ethics Commission; and the requirement for online placement of financial disclosure forms for public officials.
While additional issues remain to be addressed, SB 2 is a good start, and the League is cautiously optimistic that the full Legislature will pass effective ethics reform legislation this year. We now look to Speaker Will Weatherford and the Florida House to keep this important issue moving forward.
The League of Women Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit the League’s website at: www.TheFloridaVoter.org.Tweet