Mandatory Ethics Education
The State Government Ethics Act requires that public servants, legislators, legislative employees and ethics liaisons attend an ethics and lobbying education presentation within six months of assuming their positions and every two years thereafter. Those presentations cover:
- Filing a Statement of Economic Interest (“SEI”)
- Monitoring and avoiding conflicts of interest
- The gift ban and its exceptions
- Prohibition on use of public position for private gain
- Lobbying and how it affects individuals covered by the State Government Ethics Act
Failure to attend an ethics and lobbying education presentation is a violation of the State Government Ethics Act and may result in the individual being recommended for removal from their public position or disciplined in their State job.
Optional Lobbying Education
The Ethics Commission also periodically conducts lobbying education for lobbyists and representatives of lobbyist principals.