A state Senate panel Wednesday advanced a three-bill package pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to correct problems that have hindered the enforcement of state ethics and campaign finance laws.
The legislation addresses legal and administrative disputes that have cropped up since the 2008 passage of Jindal-pushed legislation. The 2008 laws gave the Louisiana Board of Ethics the authority to investigate and prosecute cases. The laws also spun-off the judicial function to newly formed Ethics Adjudicatory Board, called EAB.
The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee approved the three House-passed measures without objection.