Code Of Ethics
CHAPTER 10* CODES OF ETHICS
Revised to January 1, 2023
*Cited. 39 CS 99.
Table of Contents
PART I - CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS
- Sec. 1-79. Definitions.
- Sec. 1-79a. Calculation of dollar limit on gifts.
- Sec. 1-80. Office of State Ethics. Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board. Members; appointment; qualifications; vacancies; compensation; restrictions. Hearings.
- Sec. 1-80a - 1-80d. Repealed.
- Sec. 1-80e. Designation of judge trial referees.
- Sec. 1-81. Duties of the board, Office of State Ethics. Employment of executive director, general counsel, ethics enforcement officer. Legal and enforcement divisions of the Office of State Ethics. Regulations. State personnel training in ethics.
- Sec. 1-81a. Recommended appropriations. Allotments.
- Sec. 1-81b. Summary of ethics laws re bidders, proposers and state contractors.
- Sec. 1-81c. Mandatory ethics training for public officials. Frequency. Exception.
- Sec. 1-82. Complaints. Procedure. Time limits. Investigation; notice; hearings. Attorneys' fees. Damages for complaints without foundation.
- Sec. 1-82a. Confidentiality of complaints, evaluations of possible violations and investigations. Publication of findings.
- Sec. 1-82b. Continuation of certain probable cause hearings.
- Sec. 1-83. Statements of financial interests. Filing requirements. Ethics statements.
- Sec. 1-84. (Formerly Sec. 1-66). Prohibited activities.
- Sec. 1-84a. Disclosure or use of confidential information by former official or employee.
- Sec. 1-84b. Certain activities restricted after leaving public office or employment.
- Sec. 1-84c. Donation of goods or services to state or quasi-public agencies.
- Sec. 1-84d. Foundations or alumni associations established for the benefit of a constituent unit of public higher education or technical high school.
- Sec. 1-85. (Formerly Sec. 1-68). Interest in conflict with discharge of duties.
- Sec. 1-86. Procedure when discharge of duty affects official's or state employee's financial interests. Lobbyists prohibited from accepting employment with General Assembly and General Assembly members forbidden to be lobbyists.
- Secs. 1-86a to 1-86c. Reserved
- Sec. 1-86d. Legal defense fund established by or for a public official or state employee. Reports. Contributions.
- Sec. 1-86e. Consultants and independent contractors. Prohibited activities.
- Sec. 1-87. Aggrieved persons. Appeals.
- Sec. 1-88. Authority of board after finding violation.
- Sec. 1-89. Violations; penalties. Disciplinary powers of the legislature, agencies and commissions. Civil action for damages.
- Sec. 1-89a. Conferences on ethical issues.
- Sec. 1-90. Commission to review oath of office for members of General Assembly.
- Sec. 1-90a. Exemption re student state employee of a public institution of higher education. Policies and procedures re standards of student conduct.
PART II - CODE OF ETHICS FOR LOBBYISTS
- Sec. 1-91. Definitions.
- Sec. 1-92. Duties of board and Office of State Ethics. Regulations. Advisory opinions.
- Sec. 1-93. Complaints. Procedure. Time limits. Investigation; notice; hearings. Damages for complaints without foundation.
- Sec. 1-93a. Confidentiality of complaints, evaluations of possible violations and investigations. Publication of findings.
- Sec. 1-94. Lobbyist registration with the Office of State Ethics.
- Sec. 1-95. Registration procedure. Fees.
- Sec. 1-96. Financial reports of registrants. Requirements.
- Sec. 1-96a. Maintenance of substantiating documents. Random audits of registrants.
- Sec. 1-96b. Filing of registrants' financial reports in electronic form.
- Sec. 1-96c. Public access to computerized data from financial reports.
- Sec. 1-96d. Statement whether expenditures for legislative reception are reportable.
- Sec. 1-96e. Statements of necessary expenses paid or reimbursed by registrants.
- Sec. 1-97. Restrictions on activities of registrants and lobbyists. Report to recipient required.
- Sec. 1-98. Appeal from board decision.
- Sec. 1-99. Authority of board after finding violation.
- Sec. 1-100. Violations; penalties.
- Sec. 1-100a. Reserved
- Sec. 1-100b. Suspension or revocation of communicator lobbyist's registration. Finding by Office of State Ethics.
- Sec. 1-101. Lobbyists to wear badges. Regulations.
- Sec. 1-101a. Prohibition re employment as lobbyist by public official or state employee convicted of a crime related to state or quasi-public agency office.
- Secs. 1-101b to 1-101z. Reserved
PART III - LOBBYING: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
- Sec. 1-101aa. Provider participation in informal committees, task forces and work groups of certain state agencies not deemed to be lobbying.
- Sec. 1-101bb. Quasi-public agencies and state agencies prohibited from retaining lobbyists.
- Secs. 1-101cc to 1-101ll. Reserved
PART IV - ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING BIDDING AND STATE CONTRACTS
- Sec. 1-101mm. Definitions.
- Sec. 1-101nn. Solicitation of information not available to other bidders from public official or state employee by contract bidder or contractor. Charging agency for work not performed. Information concerning donation of goods and services to state or quasi-public agencies. Prohibition re consultant to agency serving as consultant to bidder. Nonresponsible bidder.
- Sec. 1-101oo. Jurisdiction over nonresidents. Secretary of the State as process agent. Service of process.
- Sec. 1-101pp. Reporting of ethics violations by agency commissioners and persons in charge of state agency procurement and contracting.
- Sec. 1-101qq. State ethics law summary provided to persons seeking large state construction or procurement contract. Affirmation of receipt. Summary and affirmation re subcontractors and consultants. Failure to submit affirmation. Incorporation of summary in contract terms.
- Sec. 1-101rr. State agency ethics compliance officers. Duties. Liaisons.