The move follows last week's decision regarding former Representative John Arnold. He was found guilty of abusing his public office by a 4-1 vote but will not be punished. He has since resigned.
Three commissioners were absent and one seat was vacant. The "no" vote came from one member who felt the commission didn't have the authority to punish a former lawmaker.
Supporters of the legislation say it would address those kinds of issues to be more clear to the ethics commission.