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VOL. 127 | NO. 84 | Monday, April 30, 2012

Disclosure Requirement Headed for Governor's Desk

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has given final approval to a bill requiring local and regional planning commissioners to file interest disclosures with the Tennessee Ethics Commission.

The House voted 88-2 Thursday to pass the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Gotto of Nashville. The measure would require the state's estimated 3,000 planning commissioners to submit the same disclosure requirements as many other public officials.

The companion bill unanimously passed the Senate last month.

The disclosure law already applies to most state and local officials. According to the state Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance, more than 7,500 officials have filed disclosure forms since the beginning of the year.

While several Republicans raised concerns about the bill in House committee, there was no debate about the measure on the floor Thursday.

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