Efforts by Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich to pass ethics reforms for the state's retirement systems failed to pass the General Assembly before it adjourned Friday, killing chances for passage this year. The state Senate did not vote on a House-amended version of the bill that had tougher restrictions than a version the Senate had passed earlier.
Mr. Blagojevich had proposed the reforms last August to address concerns stemming from indictments connected to the Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois, including alleged abuses in the manager selection process.
The House version would have barred a manager from paying any individual for successfully marketing an investment service to any of the systems. Also, it would have required consultants to accept fiduciary responsibility and would have required disclosure of direct and indirect fees.
Becky Carroll, a spokeswoman for the governor's office, did not respond to a call for comment on whether Mr. Blagojevich would revive the reform effort when the Legislature reconvenes in January.