HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) will serve on the House Ethics Committee for the 2021-22 Legislation Session.
“At a time when the people’s trust in their government is quite low, it is more important than ever to uphold the highest ethical standards for the people elected, appointed and hired to serve our Commonwealth,” said Owlett. “I am honored by this appointment and take very seriously the role this committee will play as we work to restore the public trust.”
The House Ethics Committee is charged with conducting investigations and hearings about individuals on matters such as conflicts of interests and misconduct while carrying out legislative duties.
When a complaint is made, the committee conducts a preliminary investigation to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with a formal investigation or to dismiss the complaint. After a formal investigation, the committee may recommend punishment to the House if the committee determines that a violation has occurred.
“Ethics are the foundation of good government,” Owlett said. “To quote former Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart, ‘Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”
Representative Clint Owlett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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