Labor leader Shelly
Yacimovich plans to revive her bill requiring elected officials to reveal their
business and other interests, she announced on Tuesday.
follows Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision on Monday not to make
changes in his personal investment portfolio, even though his request to do so
was approved by the State Comptroller's Office.
The Labor leader plans to
put her 2009 bill back on the agenda when the Knesset's winter session begins in
October, which would require elected officials to submit an annual disclosure
report, detailing his or her connections that could lead to potential conflicts
purpose of the legislation, Yacimovich explained, is to reveal to the public
officials' affairs, in order to prevent conflicts of interest and putting
personal priorities over the good of the public.