Dozens Apply to Serve on North Dakota’s Ethics Commission

State News

AP ND– Nearly 70 people applied to serve on a voter-approved ethics commission to oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates, and lobbyists.

The panel is seen as key to implementing a voter-approved constitutional amendment to overhaul North Dakota’s government ethics.

Those who pushed for the ethics reform said the GOP’s bill that passed, goes against the will of the people. They are hoping that the new independent commission will write its own rules for ethics reform, which is allowed under the constitutional amendment.

Commission members will be paid a daily rate of $181 while meeting, or the same as lawmakers.

Governor Burgum and the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders must agree by consensus, on who sits on the five-member panel.

Members are expected to be chosen by July 1. 

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