The Indiana Legislative Council has approved the appointment of Bob Rudolph as chief counsel for the Office of Legislative Ethics. The move is part of a bipartisan ethics bill passed during the 2015 legislative session. Rudolph currently serves in the Office of Bill Drafting and Research for the Legislative Services Agency. He has served the state as a licensed attorney since 1989.

The ethics bill, HEA 1002, was passed to strengthen reporting and conflict of interest disclosure requirements. The Office of Legislative Ethics is charged with helping legislators with complying with ethics rules and completing statements of economic interests.

Rudolph begins his new role on July 1, which is the date the new ethics law takes effect.

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