The pool of potential nominees for the Louisiana Board of Ethics would be expanded under legislation that cleared a state House committee Tuesday.
Senate Bill 248 would remove the bar to service for people who may be serving on state and local boards or commissions. Under current law, people cannot have served on a board or commission in the last six months.
SB248 would allow the people to be nominated and appointed but they would have to resign before joining the Ethics Board.
The private independent college presidents who must submit names of potential nominees sought the change to increase the pool of those who could serve.