AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 13 – Ethics Reform, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe:
“I congratulate Sen. Creighton and the Texas Senate on passing Senate Bill 13, the Ethics Reform Bill, and taking a principled stand against unethical practices in elected office. Texans deserve to know their elected officials must adhere to a stringent ethics code and this important bill ensures lawmakers have a clear ethical standard.”
Among other things, Senate Bill 13 prohibits outgoing state lawmakers from lobbying the legislature immediately following their departure from elected office.