Gift Ban Proposal For Knox Co. Commissioners

Knoxville (WVLT) - A proposal to the Knox County Ethics Committee could put a $35 gift ban on any meal or entertainment county commissioners receive.

The ban applies to anything commissioners receive while they are performing official duties.

County Commissioner and Ethics Committee member, Mike Hammond says he thinks the committee needs to clarify the ethics policy, "We have a real crisis of confidence in our government right now. Everybody agrees with that, and I think one of the things we can do to eliminate this crisis and take a step in the right direction toward eliminating this crisis is to take a look at our ethics policy and strengthen that ethics policy and show the community that we mean business and that we're going to do things in a proper manner."

The Ethics Committee will meet in October to discuss the proposal further before the present it to county commissioners.

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