Title 63A. Utah Administrative Services Code Chapter 1


A-15-604 Response to ethics complaint -- Filing -- Form



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63A-15-604 Response to ethics complaint -- Filing -- Form.

(1) The political subdivision officer or employee who is the subject of the complaint may file a response to the complaint no later than 30 days after the day on which the officer or employee receives delivery of an order issued by the commission under Subsection 63A-15-602(7).

(2) The respondent shall file the response with the commission and ensure that the response is in writing and contains the following information:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of the respondent;

(b) for each alleged ethics violation in the complaint:

(i) each affirmative defense asserted in response to the allegation, including a general description of each affirmative defense and the facts and circumstances supporting the defense to be provided by one or more affidavits, each of which shall comply with Subsection (4);

(ii) the facts and circumstances refuting the allegation, which shall be provided by:

(A) copies of official records or documentary evidence; or

(B) one or more affidavits, each of which shall comply with Subsection (4);

(c) a list of the witnesses that the respondent wishes to have called, including for each witness:

(i) the name, address, and, if available, telephone number of the witness;

(ii) a brief summary of the testimony to be provided by the witness; and

(iii) a specific description of any documents or evidence the respondent desires the witness to produce;

(d) a statement that the respondent:

(i) has reviewed the allegations contained in the complaint and the sworn statements and documents attached to the response; and

(ii) believes the contents of the response to be true and accurate; and

(e) the signature of the respondent.

(3) Promptly after receiving the response, the commission shall provide copies of the response to:

(a) each member of the commission; and

(b) the first named complainant on the complaint.

(4) An affidavit described in Subsection (2)(b)(i) or (2)(b)(ii)(B) shall include the following information:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of the signer;

(b) a statement that the signer has actual knowledge of the facts and circumstances alleged in the affidavit;

(c) the facts and circumstances testified to by the signer;

(d) a statement that the affidavit is believed to be true and correct and that false statements are subject to penalties of perjury; and

(e) the signature of the signer.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 461, 2018 General Session



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