Persons subject to the State Government Ethics Act must file a Statement of Economic Interest ("SEI") prior to being appointed, employed, or elected and annually by April 15th of each year. The Ethics Commission evaluates SEIs filed by Executive Branch officials, referred to as public servants.
In addition, members of Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations ("MPO" and "RPO") Transportation Advisory Committees ("TACs") must file an SEI and a Real Estate Disclosure Form ("RED") prior to being appointed and annually by April 15th.
Those who do not file required initial and annual SEIs within 30 days of their receipt of a late notice from the Ethics Commission are subject to a $250 fine. In addition, members of State boards and State employees may be subject to removal from their position for late filing. MPO and RPO TAC members are subject to an additional $250 fine for failure to file a timely RED and may be subject to criminal penalties for late filing of their SEI and RED.