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State Ethics Oversight Agencies

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Alabama
Committee: Senate Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections Committee; House Elections Committee
 
 
Arizona
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight:  Arizona Office of the Secretary of State
 
Arkansas
Committee: Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee; House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee
Commission: Arkansas Ethics Commission
 
California
Committee: Legislative Ethics Committee; Judiciary Committee
Commission: California Fair Political Practices Commission
 
Colorado
Committee: No standing committee
Commission: Colorado Independent Ethics Commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Colorado Office of the Secretary of State
 
Connecticut
Committee: No standing committee
Commission: Office of State Ethics
 
Delaware
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Delaware State Public Integrity Commission

 
Florida
Committee: Senate Ethics and Elections Committee; House Rules, Ethics and Elections Committee
Commission: Florida Commission on Ethics
Other Agency With External Oversight: Lobbyist Registration Office, Smarter Government Council
 
Georgia
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission
 
Hawaii
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee; House Legislative Management Committee
Commission: Hawaii State Ethics Commission
Idaho
Committee: Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee; State Affairs Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Office of the Secretary of State

Illinois
Committee: Senate Executive Committee; House Conflicts of Interest Committee and House Executive Committee
Other Agency With External Oversight: Illinois Secretary of State
 
Indiana
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee; House Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs Committee
Commission: Office of the Indiana Inspector General and Indiana State Ethics Commission; Indiana Lobby Registration Commission
 
Iowa
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board
 
Kansas
Committee: Senate Elections and Local Government Committee; House Government Organization and Elections Committee
Commission: Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission
 
Kentucky
Committee: Senate State and Local Government Committee; House State Government Committee
Commission: Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission; Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission
 
Louisiana
Committee: Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee
Commission: Louisiana Board of Ethics 
 
Maine
Committee: Senate Committee on Conduct and Ethics; House Ethics Committee / House Joint Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee
Commission: Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
 

Maryland
Committee: Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics; Commerce and Government Matters Committee
Commission: Maryland State Ethics Commission (Jurisdiction includes legislators, except for conflict-of-interest violations. The Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics has jurisdiction over legislators concerning conflict-of-interest.)

Massachusetts
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Massachusetts State Ethics Commission

 
Michigan
Committee: Senate Government Operations Committee; House Constitutional Law and Ethics Committee
Commission: Michigan State Board of Ethics
 
Minnesota
Committee: Senate Election Law Committee; House Committee on Ethics
Commission: Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board
 
Mississippi
Committee: Senate Management Committee, House Ethics Committee
Commission: Mississippi Ethics Commission
 
Missouri
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee, House Ethics Committee, Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics Committee
Commission: Missouri Ethics Commission
 
Montana
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee, Senate Rules Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Montana Commissioner of Political Practices
 
Nebraska
Committee: Government Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
Commission: Nebraska Accountability & Disclosure Commission
 
Nevada
Committee: Senate Government Affairs Committee; House Elections, Procedures, and Ethics Committee
Commission: Nevada Commission on Ethics
Other Agency With External Oversight: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
 
New Hampshire
Committee: Legislative Ethics Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: New Hampshire Secretary of State

New Jersey
Committee: Joint Committee on Ethical Standards; State Government Committee
Commission: New Jersey State Ethics Commission; New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
 
New Mexico
Committee: Senate Rules Committee; House Rules and Order of Business Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Office of the Secretary of State, Ethics Administration
 


North Carolina
Committee: Senate Rules and Operations Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: North Carolina State Ethics Commission

North Dakota
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Rules Committee; House Judiciary Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: North Dakota Secretary of State

Ohio
Committee: Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (legislators, employees and candidates); House Ethics and Standards Committee; House Rules, Ethics and Elections Committee
Commission: Ohio Ethics Commission
Other Agency with External Oversight:  Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline (judges, employees, and candidates)
 
Oklahoma
Committee: Government Operations and Agency Oversight Committee
Commission: Oklahoma Ethics Commission
 
Oregon
Committee: Senate Rules and Elections Committee; House Rules and Elections and Public Affairs Committee
Commission: Oregon Government Ethics Commission
 
Pennsylvania
Committee: Senate State Government Committee; House State Government Committee
Commission: Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission
Other Agencies With External Oversight: Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Pennsylvania Department of State 
 
Rhode Island
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee
Commission: Rhode Island Ethics Commission
 
South Carolina
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Committee on Ethics; House Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs Committee
Commission: South Carolina State Ethics Commission
 

South Dakota
Committee: Senate State Affairs Committee; House State Affairs Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: South Dakota Secretary of State

Tennessee
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Governmental Organization and Elections Committee
Commission: Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance

Texas
Committee: State Affairs Committee, Senate Committee on Administration; House General Investigating Committee
Commission: Texas Ethics Commission

 
Utah
Committee: Senate Ethics Committee; House Ethics Committee
Commission: Independent Legislative Ethics Commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Utah Attorney General

Vermont
Committee: Senate Rules Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Vermont Office of the Secretary of State

Virginia
Committee: Senate Rules Committee; House Rules Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Virginia Office of the Attorney General; Senate Ethics Committee; House Committee on Ethics; House Public Policy, Ethics and Veterans Affairs Committee
 
Washington
Committee: Joint Administration Rules Review Committee; House Rules Committee
Commission: Washington State Legislative Ethics BoardWashington State Public Disclosure CommissionWashington Executive Ethics Board
 
West Virginia
Committee: Senate Committee on Judiciary; House Ethics Committee
Commission: West Virginia Ethics Commission
 

Wisconsin
Committee: Joint Committee on Legislative Organization
Commission: Government Accountability Board


Wyoming
Committee: Senate Judiciary Committee; Rules and Procedures Committee
Commission: No commission
Other Agency With External Oversight: Office of the Secretary of State


 

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