House Bill 217
150th General Assembly (Present)
House Administration 6/13/19
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS ON FORMER MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
This Act is intended to promote, maintain, and bolster the public’s confidence in the integrity of State government, particularly as it relates to the employment of former members of the General Assembly within State government. This Act achieves this goal by prohibiting a former member of the General Assembly from being appointed to or employed in a position in a State agency for 1 year after the former member’s final term of office if either of the following applies: (1) The position was created during the former member’s final term of office. (2) The compensation for the position was increased, other than by an appropriation by the General Assembly that applies to all similarly situated State employees, during the former member’s term of office and the former member did not hold the position during the former member’s term of office. Existing law provides that a former member who knowingly or wilfully violates this Act is guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by imprisonment of not more than 1 year and by a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Takes effect upon being signed into law