Title 63A. Utah Administrative Services Code Chapter 1


A-14-203 Independent Executive Branch Ethics Commission -- Meetings -- Annual summary report -- Staff -- Legal counsel -- Supplemental appropriations



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63A-14-203 Independent Executive Branch Ethics Commission -- Meetings -- Annual summary report -- Staff -- Legal counsel -- Supplemental appropriations.

(1) The commission shall meet for the purpose of reviewing an ethics complaint when:

(a) except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, called to meet at the discretion of the chair; or

(b) called to meet by a majority vote of the commission.

(2)

(a) A majority of the commission is a quorum.

(b) A majority vote of a quorum present constitutes the action of the commission.

(3)

(a) The commission shall prepare an annual summary data report that contains:

(i) a general description of the activities of the commission during the past year;

(ii) the number of ethics complaints filed with the commission;

(iii) the number of ethics complaints reviewed by the commission;

(iv) a summary description of ethics complaints that formed the basis for a commission finding that an allegation in a complaint has merit; and

(v) an accounting of the commission’s budget and expenditures.

(b) The commission shall submit the summary data report to the governor before December 1 each year.

(c) The summary data report is a public record.

(4) The commission:

(a) shall employ a director to provide administrative support to the commission and to assist the commission in fulfilling the commission’s duties;

(b) may employ additional staff, to work under the direction of the director;

(c) shall contract with private legal counsel to provide legal services to the commission, as needed; and

(d) may, in consultation with the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, request supplemental appropriations to pay the costs of legal fees and other staffing needs that exceed the commission’s budget due to the number or complexity of the ethics complaints filed with or considered by the commission in a fiscal year.

(5)

(a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), staff for the commission may not perform services for any other person in state government.

(b) A person employed as staff for the commission may be the same person employed as staff for the Independent Legislative Ethics Commission, if the staff ensures that proper protections are in place to preserve the confidentiality to both bodies and to avoid a conflict of interest.

(6) Except as expressly otherwise provided in this chapter, all meetings held under this chapter are closed to the public.


Amended by Chapter 461, 2018 General Session



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