OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 256

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF FACULTY CONSULTING AGREEMENT AUDITS UNDER THE CODE OF ETHICS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires annual, rather than semiannual, internal audits of public higher education institutions' compliance with their faculty consulting policies adopted pursuant to the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials. By law, institutions' consulting policies must address (1) the appropriate use of the institutions' proprietary information, (2) conflicts of interest, and (3) the appropriate use of a faculty member's association with the institution.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

HB 5279 (File 57), favorably reported by the Higher Education Committee, makes an identical change.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

15

Nay

0

(03/21/2012)