JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House is moving forward with changes to the rules of procedure for the ethics committee.

On Tuesday, lawmakers perfected HR 137, filed by Rep. J. Eggleston, with a vote of 155-4. The bill makes changes to the rules that govern the conduct of an investigation of complaints of ethical misconduct by a member of the House.

The changes including wording updates, defines expulsion as an action the ethics committee can take, outlining confidentiality measures, timing alterations, and steps to be taken in a person rejects the committee’s recommendation.

The proposed changes can be found below: