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April
15th

House revises Sen. Carrell’s ethics bill, then sends it back to Senate on a 96-1 vote

Ailing Sen. Mike Carrell’s bill to give whistle blowers more protections passed in the state House on a resounding 96-1 vote Monday evening. The measure, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5577, was amended so it must go back to the Senate for concurrence.

The original bill had passed unanimously in the Senate in early March. It let whistle blowers provide information to state ethics investigators without fear of being identified publicly. It also had provisions to punish any supervisor who retaliates with at least a reprimand and potentially a 30-day suspension and civil fines

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March
8th

Carrell’s bill adding protection for state-agency whistleblowers sails through Senate

The Senate voted unanimously Friday to pass a bill from Sen. Mike Carrell that lets whistle blowers provide information to state ethics investigators without fear of being identified publicly. It also has provisions to punish any supervisor who retaliates with at least a reprimand and potentially a 30-day suspension and civil fines of up to $5,000.

Carrell, a Republican senator from Lakewood, says that two whistle blowers at the Department of Corrections – whom he is not publicly identifying – suffered retaliation after bringing wrongdoing to light by a supervisor.

“One has already left the agency because of

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