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Section Numbers

Subject

Adopting Agency

Sec. 1-81-1 to 1-81-39

Code of Ethics

Office of State Ethics

Sec. 1-92-1 to 1-92-61

Description of Organization and Rules of Practice

Office of State Ethics

Sec. 5-266a-1

Conflicts of Interests

Office of State Ethics

State Of Connecticut
Office Of State Ethics
Agency Regulations

- INDEX -
Amended Effective May 11, 2023

 

Table of Contents

Description of Organization and Rules of Practice (1-92-1 to 1-92-61)

I - DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION

      Creation and authority - 1-92-1

      Functions - 1-92-2

      Official address - 1-92-3

      Public information - 1-92-4

      Office of State Ethics operation-signature of documents other than subpoenas - 1-92-5

      Clerk of the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board -1-92-6

      Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board - 1-92-6a

      Executive Director - 1-92-6b

      Enforcement Division - 1-92-6c

      Legal Division - 1-92-6d

      Hearing officers - 1-92-7

      Repealed - 1-92-8

      Voting - 1-92-9

      Reserved - 1-92-10

 

II - RULES OF PRACTICE

   Article 1-General Provisions

     Part 1 - Scope and Construction of Rules

      Procedure governed - 1-92-11

      Definitions - 1-92-12

      Reserved - 1-92-13

      Construction - 1-92-14

      Extensions of time - 1-92-15

      Consolidation of proceedings - 1-92-16

      Rules of conduct - 1-92-17

      Ex parte communication - 1-92-18

Part 2 - Formal Requirements

      Principal office - 1-92-19

      Date of filing - 1-92-20

      Signatures - 1-92-21

      Identification of communications to the Office of State Ethics - 1-92-22

      Subpoenas issued by the Office of State Ethics - 1-92-23

      Reimbursement of legal expenses - 1-92-23a

Article 2 - Preliminary investigations and evaluations under subsection (a) of section 1-82 and subsection (a) of section 1-93 of the Connecticut General Statutes

      Evaluations - 1-92-24

      Complaints - 1-92-24a

      Preliminary Investigations - 1-92-24b

      Repealed - 1-92-24c

Article 3 - Hearing Procedure for Determination of Violations under Subsection (b) of Section 1-82 and Subsection (b) of Section 1-93 of the Connecticut General Statutes

   Part 1 - General Rules Related to Hearings

      Repealed - 1-92-25

      Representation of parties - 1-92-26

      Reserved - 1-92-27

      Location of hearings - 1-92-28

      Notice of hearings - 1-92-29

      Filing and maintenance of papers related to hearings - 1-92-29a

   Part 2 - Probable Cause Hearings

      Probable Cause Hearings - 1-92-30  

      Repealed - 1-92-30a

   Part 4 - Hearings, Record and Decision

      Board Hearings - 1-92-31

   Part 5 - Remedies and Penalties 

      Amount of Civil Penalty to Be Imposed - 1-92-32

      Collection of Penalties and Forfeitures - 1-92-32a

      Failure to Pay Penalties or Comply with Orders - 1-92-32b

      Penalties Not a Bar to Further Action - 1-92-32c

      Procedures for Imposing Lobbyist Prohibition - 1-92-32d

Article 4 -Miscellaneous Proceedings

   Part 1 - Rule Making

      Rule-making functions - 1-92-33

      Form of petition - 1-92-34

      Procedure after petition filed - 1-92-35

      Procedure for the issuance, amendment or repeal of a regulation - 1-92-36

   Part 2 - Advisory Opinions

      General rule - 1-92-37

      Form of petition for advisory opinions - 1-92-38

      Procedure after petition for advisory opinion filed - 1-92-39

   Part 3 - Declaratory Rulings

      Requests for declaratory rulings - 1-92-39a

      Procedure after petition for declaratory ruling filed - 1-92-39b

   Part 4 - Miscellaneous Provisions

      Repealed - 1-92-40

      Repealed - 1-92-40a

      Personal data, definitions - 1-92-40b

      Categories of personal data in the Office of State Ethics’ personal data system - 1-92-40c

      General nature and purpose of personal data system - 1-92-40d

      Maintenance of personal data - 1-92-40e

      Disclosure of personal data - 1-92-40f 

      Procedures for contesting content - 1-92-40g

      Uses to be made of the personal data - 1-92-40h

Article 5 - Procedures Concerning Lobbyists Pursuant to Chapter 10, Part II of the Connecticut General Statutes

   Part 1 - Registration

      Definition of lobbyist who shall register - 1-92-41

      Application of "lobbying" and "utility rate" - 1-92-42

      Exceptions to the requirement to register as an administrative lobbyist - 1-92-42a

      Definitions of "representative of a manufacturer" and "salesperson" - 1-92-42b

      Application of contingent fee prohibition - 1-92-42c 

      Compensation, reimbursement, or expenditures requiring registration - 1-92-43

      Expert witnesses - 1-92-44

      Client lobbyist must disclose firm of retained individual communicator lobbyist - 1-92-45

      Communicator lobbyist must register as individual and disclose his firm as well as client - 1-92-46

      Registrant must disclose persons contributing three thousand dollars or more - 1-92-46a

      Issues Related to subcontractors - 1-92-46b 

      Registration fee - 1-92-47 

      Electronic payment of registration fee - 1-92-47a

   Part 2 - Financial Reports

      Financial reports of client and communicator lobbyists shall disclose compensation
      for lobbying and expenditures for the benefit of a public official, etc. - 1-92-48

      Financial reports of client lobbyists must disclose other expenditures for lobbying - 1-92-49

      When lobbyists influencing legislative or administrative action shall file financial reports - 1-92-50

      Financial reporting by former registrants - 1-92-50a

      Electronic filing of registrations and reports - 1-92-50b

   Part 3 - Miscellaneous  

      Gifts of goods and services to the state not prohibited - 1-92-51

      Distinguishing badge - 1-92-52

      Conflicts of interests - 5-266a-1

   Part 4 - Definitions

      Definition of major life event - 1-92-53

      Definition of dependent relative - 1-92-53a

      Definition of directly and personally received for purposes of benefit
      valuation - 1-92-54

   Part 5 - Random Audit of Lobbyist Financial Reports

      Records to be maintained -1-92-55

      Selection of registrants - 1-92-56

      Scope of and procedure for audit - 1-92-57

      Confidentiality of procedures - 1-92-58

      Findings - 1-92-59

      Procedures manual - 1-92-60

      Office of State Ethics action as result of audit - 1-92-61

 

Code of Ethics (1-81-1 to 1-81-39)

CODE OF ETHICS

      Definitions - 1-81-1

Article 6 -Filing of Statements Pursuant to Section 1-83 of the Connecticut General Statutes

   Part 1 - Annual Statement of Financial Interests

      Form of statement, filing requirements - 1-81-2

      Electronic filing of statement -1-81-2a

      Listing of names of those whose interests are required to be disclosed - 1-81-3

      Disclosure of businesses with which associated - 1-81-4

      Description of income - 1-81-5

      Repealed - 1-81-6 

      Disclosure of securities in excess of five thousand dollars,
      definition of "securities" - 1-81-7

      Disclosure of all real property and its location - 1-81-8

      Disclosure of the names and addresses of creditors - 1-81-9

      Disclosure of leases and contracts with the state - 1-81-10

      Disclosure of business affiliations - 1-81-10a  

      Confidentiality procedures regarding disclosures made pursuant
      to Section 1-83(b)(1)(F) of the Connecticut General Statutes - 1-81-11 

   Part 2 - Annual Statements of Financial Interests Required of State Marshals

      Repealed - 1-81-12

      Repealed - 1-81-13

Article 7 - Conflict of Interest Provisions - Sections 1-84, 1-85, and 1-86 of the Connecticut General Statutes

  Part 1 - Section 1-84, Connecticut General Statutes      

       Section 1-84(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
       use of inside information prohibited - 1-81-16
 
       Section 1-84(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
       “financial gain” defined - 1-81-16a 
 
       Section 1-84(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
       use of expertise for financial gain not prohibited - 1-81-17
 
       Section 1-84(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes: “appearing” or “taking any other action”
       defined, permitted activities explained - 1-81-18
 
       Section 1-84(i) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
       “open and public process” defined - 1-81-19
 
       Valuation of benefits - 1-81-20
 
      “Necessary expenses” payments do not extend to family members
       or other guests - 1-81-21
 
       Definition of “official capacity” as used in section 1-84(k)
       of the Connecticut General Statutes - 1-81-22
 
       Disclosure of necessary expenses; filing requirement, filing date - 1-81-23
 
       Form of disclosure - 1-81-24
 
       Specifics of disclosure - 1-81-25
 
       Donation of fee or honorarium - 1-81-26
 
       Gifts to the state - 1-81-27

   Part 2 - Section 1-85 of the Connecticut General Statutes

      Section 1-85 of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      substantial conflict of interest explained - 1-81-28

   Part 3 - Section 1-86 of the Connecticut General Statutes

      Subsection (a) of Section 1-86 of the Connecticut General Statutes: 
      procedure for avoiding a conflict of interest detailed - 1-81-29

      Subsection (a) of Section 1-86 of the Connecticut General Statutes: 
      definitions - 1-81-30

Article 8 - Post-State Employment Provisions - Sections 1-84a and 1-84b of the Connecticut General Statutes

   Part 1 - Section 1-84a of the Connecticut General Statutes

      Repealed - 1-81-31

   Part 2 - Section 1-84b of the Connecticut General Statutes

      Section 1-84b(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      "substantial participation" defined - 1-81-32

      Subsection (a) of Section 1-84b(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      "represent" defined - 1-81-33  

      Section 1-84b(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes: prohibitions apply
      to individual, not employer - 1-81-34  

      Section 1-84b(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      "substantial interest" defined - 1-81-35

      Section 1-84b(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes: interpretations
      and applications to be found in advisory opinions - 1-81-36

      Repealed - 1-81-37

      Section 1-84b(f) and (g) of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      definitions provided - 1-81-38

      Section 1-84b(c) to (g), inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes:
      “employment” defined - 1-81-39