Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tonight the Commission will discuss the Florida State Ethics Law

At tonight’s Deerfield Beach Commission meeting there will be a discussion on a training session on the STATE ethics law. For those who want to check out the law before attending the meeting go to: http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/

The State Commission on Ethics - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Commission on Ethics cannot conduct investigations of alleged violations of the Sunshine Amendment or the Code of Ethics unless a person files a sworn complaint with the Commission alleging such violation has occurred.

How do I file a complaint?
How do I request an opinion?
How do I obtain copies of materials, forms, instructions?
How do I order published opinions?

Ethics Related Sites
U.S. Office of Governmental Ethics
NY State
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL)

Florida Government Sites
The Official Guide to the State of Florida Legislature - Online Sunshine
Executive Office of the Governor - MyFlorida
Florida Attorney General's Office
Florida Elections Commission
The Florida Bar

The Commission's Staff
The Legal Section drafts legal opinions, orders, rules, and proposed legislation for consideration by the Commission, represents the Commission in litigation, and responds to inquiries about the ethics laws.

The Public Information Section provides information regarding Commission practices and procedures to other states, the press, and the public, and responds to inquiries about the Commission and the ethics laws.

The Investigative Section investigates complaints of violations of the ethics laws and writes narrative investigative reports.

The Financial Disclosure Section handles and supervises the disclosure notification process, receives and maintains disclosure forms, enforces the timely filing of disclosure forms, and responds to inquiries about financial disclosure laws.

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