Legislative Ethics Board Complaint Opinions

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99-0599-05Conflict of interest - state agency contract - filing 2000-02-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-05.aspx011786aspx120html
99-0499-04Mailing - newsletter - registered voters 1999-10-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-04.aspx011785aspx120html
99-0399-03Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-03.aspx011784aspx120html
99-0299-02Special privileges - campaign contributions - quid pro quo1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-02.aspx011841aspx190html
99-0199-01Special privileges - campaign contributions - quid pro quo 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-01.aspx011840aspx150html
98-0598-05Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-05.aspx011839aspx150html
98-0498-04Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-04.aspx011838aspx200html
98-0398-03Publication on ballot measure - normal and regular conduct - de minimis 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-03.aspx011837aspx180html
98-0298-02Personal use of public resources - printing 1998-05-26T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-02.aspx011836aspx130html
98-0198-01Use of public resources - order of withdrawal 1998-08-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-01.aspx011835aspx130html
97-0197-01Personal use - public resources1997-08-14T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/97-01.aspx011834aspx220html
96-1096-10Caucus Internet Page - mailing statutes 1996-12-12T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-10.aspx011833aspx130html
96-0996-09Newsletter Response - election year restrictions 1997-02-17T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-09.aspx011832aspx150html
96-0896-08Normal and regular conduct - caucus talking points - partisan document 1996-10-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-08.aspx011831aspx130html
96-0796-07Newsletter - partisan statements - normal and regular conduct 1996-10-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-07.aspx011830aspx160html
96-0596-05Executive officer - Jurisdiction1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-05.aspx011829aspx120html
96-0496-04Judicial officer - Jurisdiction1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-04.aspx011828aspx120html
96-0396-03Legislative newsletter - partisan messages - normal and regular conduct 1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-03.aspx011884aspx150html
96-0296-02Legislative Newsletter - content - normal and regular conduct 1996-05-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-02.aspx011883aspx120html
96-0196-01Use of public resources for personal use 1996-05-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-01.aspx011882aspx130html
95-0495-04Special privileges - soliciting campaign contributions 1996-01-05T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-04.aspx011881aspx180html
95-0395-03False political advertising - dismissal of complaint 1995-07-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-03.aspx011880aspx170html
95-0295-02Conflict of interest related to legislator's consulting contract 1995-06-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-02.aspx011879aspx260html
95-0195-01Special privileges and conflict of interest 1995-04-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-01.aspx011878aspx280html
14-0714-07Campaign Use of Public Resources2014-09-02T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-07.aspx011877aspx200html
14-05 and 0614-05 and 06Legislator's Written Remarks2014-09-02T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-05-and-06.aspx011876aspx280html
14-0414-04public resources in campaigns2014-09-02T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-04.aspx011875aspx270html
14-0314-03Gifts of Travel2014-10-17T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-03.aspx011874aspx430html
14-0214-02Private Benefit or Gain2014-07-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-02.aspx011873aspx420html
14-0114-01Violations of Constitution-conspiracy-Admin. Procedures Act2014-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-01.aspx011872aspx490html
13-0213-02Conduct at committee hearing2013-10-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/13-02.aspx011871aspx220html
13-0113-01Complimentary meals for legislators2013-12-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/13-01.aspx011870aspx270html
12-0412-04Ballot measure - use of public facilities to support 2012-12-27T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-04.aspx011923aspx180html
12-0312-03Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-03.aspx011922aspx170html
12-0212-02Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-09-04T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-02.aspx011921aspx190html
12-0112-01Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-09-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-01.aspx011920aspx200html
11-0311-03Use of public resources to assist campaign 2011-08-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-03.aspx011919aspx180html
11-0211-02Conflict of interest-special privileges-gifts 2011-09-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-02.aspx011918aspx310html
11-0111-01Conflict of Interest-Private Employer 2011-05-26T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-01.aspx011917aspx210html
10-0610-06 Campaign use of public resources 2010-12-15T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-06.aspx011916aspx270html
10-04 & 0510-04 & 05Use of public resources - campaigns 2010-12-15T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-0405.aspx011915aspx250html
10-0310-03Campaign use of public resources - links 2010-08-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-03.aspx011914aspx220html
10-0210-02Use of campaign website to advertise leg. event 2010-06-29T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-02.aspx011913aspx270html
10-0110-01Electronic newsletters-normal and regular conduct 2010-03-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-01.aspx011912aspx210html
09-0509-05Special Privileges - Gifts 2010-02-02T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-05.aspx011911aspx220html
09-0409-04Jurisdiction - PDC and Sec./State 2009-10-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-04.aspx011910aspx220html
09-0309-03Use of Public Resources - Advocacy and Special Privileges 2009-09-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-03.aspx011909aspx260html
09-0209-02Personal or campaign use of public resources 2009-06-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-02.aspx011783aspx220html
09-0109-01Use of public resources - links from campaign site to leg. site 2009-06-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-01.aspx011782aspx210html
08-0608-06Confidential information - special privileges - personal use 2009-06-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-06.aspx011781aspx210html
08-0508-05Approval of Contracts - Jurisdiction 2008-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-05.aspx011780aspx230html
08-0408-04Public Resources - Campaign use2008-09-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-04.aspx011779aspx150html
08-0308-03Public Resources - Campaign Use2008-07-16T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-03.aspx011778aspx190html
08-0208-02Definition of "agency" - Jurisdiction2008-03-29T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-02.aspx011777aspx190html
08-0108-01Comments by Legislator - Jurisdiction2008-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-01.aspx011776aspx230html
07-0507-05Campaign use of Public Resources2008-01-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-05.aspx011775aspx280html
07-0407-04Special Privileges2008-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-04.aspx011774aspx260html
07-0307-03Special Privileges - Private Benefit or Gain 2008-01-31T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-03.aspx011773aspx260html
07-0207-02Special privileges - use of office2007-05-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-02.aspx011772aspx220html
07-01B07-01BSpecial privileges - Use of Public Resources - Rep. Hankins 2007-12-06T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-01B.aspx011771aspx250html
07-01A07-01ASpecial privileges - Use of Public Resources - Rep. Haler 2007-09-27T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-01A.aspx011770aspx280html
06-1306-13Jurisdiction2006-12-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-13.aspx011827aspx210html
06-1206-12Personal use of public resources2007-02-27T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-12.aspx011826aspx250html
06-1106-11Jurisdiction - performance audits2006-11-03T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-11.aspx011825aspx200html
06-1006-10Jurisdiction - per diem 2006-12-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-10.aspx011824aspx190html
06-0906-09Use of Public Resources - Campaign - Press Release 2006-09-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-09.aspx011823aspx180html
06-0806-08Campaign and Personal Use of Public Resources 2006-11-30T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-08.aspx011822aspx290html
06-0706-07Campaign Use of Leg. Press Releases and Leg. Newsletters 2007-01-13T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-07.aspx011821aspx240html
06-0606-06Use of Public Resources - Leg. Web Site - Campaign 2006-10-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-06.aspx011820aspx220html
06-0506-05Campaign Use of Legislative Press Releases 2006-12-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-05.aspx011819aspx220html
06-0406-04 Improper Means, Special Privilege - Use of Office 2007-01-13T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-04.aspx011818aspx180html
06-0306-03Conflict of Interest - Special Privileges 2006-11-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-03.aspx011817aspx190html
06-0206-02Use of Public Resources - Campaign2006-08-30T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-02.aspx011816aspx250html
06-0106-01Undue influence - Special Privileges2006-05-03T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-01.aspx011815aspx260html
05-0905-09undue influence - state agency - special privileges - private benefit or gain 2005-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-09.aspx011814aspx180html
05-0805-08Newsletter - partisan language2005-12-06T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-08.aspx011813aspx180html
05-0705-07Personal use2005-12-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-07.aspx011812aspx360html
05-0605-06Incompatible offices - conflict of interest 2005-07-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-06.aspx011869aspx210html
05-0505-05Conflict of interest - legislation favorable to employer 2005-08-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-05.aspx011868aspx230html
05-0405-04Committee bill reports - failure to acknowledge testimony 2005-04-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-04.aspx011867aspx180html
05-0305-03Failure to respond to constituent - constitutional duty2005-04-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-03.aspx011866aspx210html
05-0205-02Personal use of public resources 2005-02-12T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-02.aspx011865aspx280html
05-0105-01Personal use of public resources - computer and phone 2005-05-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-01.aspx011864aspx240html
04-0304-03Use of public resources - campaign - legislative address 2005-01-20T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/04-03.aspx011863aspx150html
04-0204-02Personal use of public resources - private benefit or gain 2004-07-20T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/04-02.aspx011862aspx220html
04-0104-01Comments by legislator - jurisdiction2004-02-19T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/04-01.aspx011861aspx150html
03-1103-11Unemployment compensation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-11.aspx011860aspx150html
03-1003-10Campaign use of public resources - email 2003-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-10.aspx011859aspx160html
03-0903-09Personal use of public resources - email - order of dismissal 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-09.aspx011858aspx150html
03-0803-08Personal use of public resources - email - order of dismissal2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-08.aspx011857aspx150html
03-0703-07workplace speech - email2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-07.aspx011856aspx180html
03-0603-06Personal use of public resources - email - order of dismissal 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-06.aspx011855aspx120html
03-0503-05Workplace speech - email2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-05.aspx011908aspx130html
03-0403-04Failure to discipline - public records - retaliation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-04.aspx011907aspx180html
03-0303-03Public records request - retaliation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-03.aspx011906aspx150html
03-0203-02Confidential records - email - jurisdiction2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-02.aspx011905aspx220html
03-0103-01Personal use of public resources2003-03-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-01.aspx011904aspx250html
02-0202-02Mailing - Use of public resources by campaign 2002-10-25T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/02-02.aspx011903aspx250html
02-0102-01Gifts - reasonable expectation2002-05-27T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/02-01.aspx011902aspx230html
01-0501-05Use of public facilities in a campaign mailing2002-06-06T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-05.aspx011901aspx150html
01-0401-04solicitation of lobbyists - special privileges - personal gain 2002-01-23T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-04.aspx011769aspx120html
01-0301-03College personnel - jurisdiction2001-10-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-03.aspx011768aspx120html
01-0201-02Employment - jurisdiction2001-10-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-02.aspx011767aspx120html
01-0101-01Personal use - state facilities2001-09-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-01.aspx011766aspx160html
00-0900-09Ballot Information - electronic newsletter2001-04-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-09.aspx011765aspx180html
00-0800-08Constitutional claim - jurisdiction 2001-01-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-08.aspx011764aspx160html
00-0700-07Facilities of an agency - state seal - campaign use 2001-03-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-07.aspx011763aspx210html
00-0600-06Preference in hiring - jurisdiction 2000-10-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-06.aspx011762aspx150html
00-0500-05Conflict of interest - city employment - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-05.aspx011761aspx120html
00-0400-04Conflict of interest - county employment - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-04.aspx011760aspx150html
00-0300-03Conflict of interest - state agency contract - filing2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-03.aspx011759aspx150html
00-0200-02Conflict of interest - state agency contract - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-02.aspx011758aspx120html
00-0100-01Constituent mailing - email 2000-03-07T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-01.aspx011757aspx160html