Glenn Coffee & Associates staff works diligently to stay up-to-date on government rules and regulations, attending dozens of agency, board and commission meetings each year. Our newsletter shares the latest in ethics and administrative rules, and commentary on how it will affect your business.

Jan 18, 2018

The Ethics Commission has received a request from the Institute of Justice for an advisory opinion on whether the IOJ can gift a two books to legislators, one that costs less than $10 and one that costs more.
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Jan 18, 2018

The Ethics Commission is continuing to grapple with the “cooling-off period” Rule. The Commission voted to delay its decision on whether to adopt the Rule until its meeting on Feb. 5.
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Jan 18, 2018

As Legislative session approaches, it’s important to remember that the campaign funds cannot be used for fuel purchases, car maintenance or similar services for a personal vehicle.
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Dec 14, 2017

The Ethics Commission staff will no longer have to go to district court to enforce compliance orders against individuals who don’t pay fines.
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Dec 14, 2017

A new group of amendments make a number of clean-up changes and some more significant ones to many sections of Rules 1 and 2.
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Dec 14, 2017

The Ethics Commission is continuing to consider new and different versions of the “cooling off period” Rule. The latest version contains an important change–unlike previous versions, it does not include all state employees.
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Dec 14, 2017

Lobbyists are limited to $200 per year in gifting in recognition of “infrequently occurring occasions of personal significance,” and the limit drops to $100 on Jan. 1, 2018. Does this mean you can’t give Christmas or holiday gifts?
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Nov 9, 2017

Under a series of amendments to the Ethics Rules that became effective May 26, 2017, committees promoting or opposing state questions can no longer lawfully duck reporting requirements imposed on other political committees. Independent expenditure organizations will no longer be able to, either, under a series of amendments to the Ethics Rules became effective May 26, 2017.
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Nov 9, 2017

Candidates with surplus funds may expend those funds to purchase items for a donation to a charity for the charity’s fundraising purposes, under amendments to the Ethics Rules that are now effective. They may also make a direct contribution to the state, a state agency or a political subdivision such as a county, municipality or school district.
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Nov 9, 2017

Candidates now may authorize people to sign checks or debit cards on behalf of the candidate committee, thanks to an amendment to the Ethics Rules that became effective May 26, 2017.
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