Florida Attorney General Calls for Ethics Reform

Charlie Crist is proposing legislation to tighten ethics laws for so-called “quasi-public agencies,” like Citizens Property Insurance and “PRIDE,” the organization that oversees prison labor contracts.

Both have recently come under fire for allegations that executives used their positions for personal gain.

Crist says tighter laws are necessary to keep these agencies accountable.

Charlie Crist says, “The idea here is to do the right thing. It’s to make sure the people who have a public trust honor it, always.”

The ethics reform legislation would require former employees of the “quasi-public agencies” to wait two years before coming back as private contractors.

It would also prevent employees, consultants and board members from contracting with those entities for more money.

Sen. Mike Fasano of New Port Richey is sponsoring the measure in the Senate.