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.aspx03485aspx120html
99-0499-04Mailing - newsletter - registered voters 1999-10-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-04.aspx03484aspx120html
99-0399-03Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-03.aspx03483aspx120html
99-0299-02Special privileges - campaign contributions - quid pro quo1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-02.aspx03482aspx190html
99-0199-01Special privileges - campaign contributions - quid pro quo 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/99-01.aspx03481aspx150html
98-0598-05Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-05.aspx03480aspx150html
98-0498-04Constituent mailing - partisan content - normal and regular conduct 1999-03-18T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-04.aspx03479aspx200html
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.aspx03478aspx180html
98-0298-02Personal use of public resources - printing 1998-05-26T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-02.aspx03477aspx130html
98-0198-01Use of public resources - order of withdrawal 1998-08-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/98-01.aspx03476aspx130html
97-0197-01Personal use - public resources1997-08-14T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/97-01.aspx03475aspx220html
96-1096-10Caucus Internet Page - mailing statutes 1996-12-12T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-10.aspx03474aspx130html
96-0996-09Newsletter Response - election year restrictions 1997-02-17T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-09.aspx03473aspx150html
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.aspx03472aspx130html
96-0796-07Newsletter - partisan statements - normal and regular conduct 1996-10-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-07.aspx03471aspx160html
96-0596-05Executive officer - Jurisdiction1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-05.aspx03470aspx120html
96-0496-04Judicial officer - Jurisdiction1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-04.aspx03469aspx120html
96-0396-03Legislative newsletter - partisan messages - normal and regular conduct 1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-03.aspx03468aspx150html
96-0296-02Legislative Newsletter - content - normal and regular conduct 1996-05-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-02.aspx03467aspx120html
96-0196-01Use of public resources for personal use 1996-05-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/96-01.aspx03466aspx130html
95-0495-04Special privileges - soliciting campaign contributions 1996-01-05T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-04.aspx03465aspx180html
95-0395-03False political advertising - dismissal of complaint 1995-07-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-03.aspx03463aspx170html
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.aspx03461aspx260html
95-0195-01Special privileges and conflict of interest 1995-04-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/95-01.aspx03462aspx280html
14-0714-07Campaign Use of Public Resources2014-09-02T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-07.aspx03930aspx200html
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.aspx03929aspx280html
14-0414-04public resources in campaigns2014-09-02T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-04.aspx0348aspx270html
14-0314-03Gifts of Travel2014-10-17T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-03.aspx03927aspx430html
14-0214-02Private Benefit or Gain2014-07-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-02.aspx03588aspx390html
14-0114-01Violations of Constitution-conspiracy-Admin. Procedures Act2014-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/14-01.aspx03587aspx460html
13-0213-02Conduct at committee hearing2013-10-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/13-02.aspx03586aspx220html
13-0113-01Complimentary meals for legislators2013-12-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/13-01.aspx03585aspx270html
12-0412-04Ballot measure - use of public facilities to support 2012-12-27T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-04.aspx03584aspx180html
12-0312-03Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-03.aspx03583aspx170html
12-0212-02Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-09-04T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-02.aspx03582aspx190html
12-0112-01Use of public resources to assist a campaign 2012-09-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/12-01.aspx03563aspx200html
11-0311-03Use of public resources to assist campaign 2011-08-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-03.aspx03562aspx180html
11-0211-02Conflict of interest-special privileges-gifts 2011-09-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-02.aspx03561aspx310html
11-0111-01Conflict of Interest-Private Employer 2011-05-26T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/11-01.aspx03560aspx210html
10-0610-06 Campaign use of public resources 2010-12-15T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-06.aspx03559aspx270html
10-04 & 0510-04 & 05Use of public resources - campaigns 2010-12-15T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-0405.aspx03558aspx220html
10-0310-03Campaign use of public resources - links 2010-08-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-03.aspx03557aspx220html
10-0210-02Use of campaign website to advertise leg. event 2010-06-29T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-02.aspx03556aspx270html
10-0110-01Electronic newsletters-normal and regular conduct 2010-03-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/10-01.aspx03555aspx210html
09-0509-05Special Privileges - Gifts 2010-02-02T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-05.aspx03554aspx220html
09-0409-04Jurisdiction - PDC and Sec./State 2009-10-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-04.aspx03553aspx220html
09-0309-03Use of Public Resources - Advocacy and Special Privileges 2009-09-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-03.aspx03552aspx260html
09-0209-02Personal or campaign use of public resources 2009-06-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/09-02.aspx03551aspx220html
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.aspx03550aspx210html
08-0608-06Confidential information - special privileges - personal use 2009-06-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-06.aspx03549aspx210html
08-0508-05Approval of Contracts - Jurisdiction 2008-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-05.aspx03548aspx230html
08-0408-04Public Resources - Campaign use2008-09-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-04.aspx03547aspx150html
08-0308-03Public Resources - Campaign Use2008-07-16T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-03.aspx03546aspx190html
08-0208-02Definition of "agency" - Jurisdiction2008-03-29T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-02.aspx03545aspx190html
08-0108-01Comments by Legislator - Jurisdiction2008-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/08-01.aspx03544aspx200html
07-0507-05Campaign use of Public Resources2008-01-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-05.aspx03543aspx280html
07-0407-04Special Privileges2008-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-04.aspx03542aspx260html
07-0307-03Special Privileges - Private Benefit or Gain 2008-01-31T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-03.aspx03541aspx260html
07-0207-02Special privileges - use of office2007-05-22T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-02.aspx03540aspx220html
07-01B07-01BSpecial privileges - Use of Public Resources - Rep. Hankins 2007-12-06T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-01B.aspx03539aspx250html
07-01A07-01ASpecial privileges - Use of Public Resources - Rep. Haler 2007-09-27T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/07-01A.aspx03538aspx280html
06-1306-13Jurisdiction2006-12-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-13.aspx03537aspx210html
06-1206-12Personal use of public resources2007-02-27T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-12.aspx03536aspx250html
06-1106-11Jurisdiction - performance audits2006-11-03T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-11.aspx03535aspx200html
06-1006-10Jurisdiction - per diem 2006-12-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-10.aspx03534aspx190html
06-0906-09Use of Public Resources - Campaign - Press Release 2006-09-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-09.aspx03533aspx180html
06-0806-08Campaign and Personal Use of Public Resources 2006-11-30T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-08.aspx03532aspx290html
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.aspx03531aspx240html
06-0606-06Use of Public Resources - Leg. Web Site - Campaign 2006-10-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-06.aspx03530aspx220html
06-0506-05Campaign Use of Legislative Press Releases 2006-12-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-05.aspx03529aspx220html
06-0406-04 Improper Means, Special Privilege - Use of Office 2007-01-13T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-04.aspx03528aspx180html
06-0306-03Conflict of Interest - Special Privileges 2006-11-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-03.aspx03527aspx190html
06-0206-02Use of Public Resources - Campaign2006-08-30T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-02.aspx03526aspx250html
06-0106-01Undue influence - Special Privileges2006-05-03T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/06-01.aspx03525aspx260html
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.aspx03524aspx180html
05-0805-08Newsletter - partisan language2005-12-06T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-08.aspx03523aspx180html
05-0705-07Personal use2005-12-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-07.aspx03522aspx360html
05-0605-06Incompatible offices - conflict of interest 2005-07-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-06.aspx03521aspx210html
05-0505-05Conflict of interest - legislation favorable to employer 2005-08-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-05.aspx03520aspx230html
05-0405-04Committee bill reports - failure to acknowledge testimony 2005-04-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-04.aspx03519aspx180html
05-0305-03Failure to respond to constituent - constitutional duty2005-04-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-03.aspx03518aspx210html
05-0205-02Personal use of public resources 2005-02-12T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-02.aspx03517aspx280html
05-0105-01Personal use of public resources - computer and phone 2005-05-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/05-01.aspx03516aspx240html
04-0304-03Use of public resources - campaign - legislative address 2005-01-20T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/04-03.aspx03515aspx150html
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.aspx03514aspx220html
04-0104-01Comments by legislator - jurisdiction2004-02-19T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/04-01.aspx03513aspx150html
03-1103-11Unemployment compensation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-11.aspx03512aspx150html
03-1003-10Campaign use of public resources - email 2003-10-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-10.aspx03511aspx160html
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.aspx03510aspx150html
03-0803-08Personal use of public resources - email - order of dismissal2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-08.aspx03509aspx150html
03-0703-07workplace speech - email2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-07.aspx03508aspx180html
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.aspx03507aspx120html
03-0503-05Workplace speech - email2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-05.aspx03506aspx130html
03-0403-04Failure to discipline - public records - retaliation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-04.aspx03505aspx180html
03-0303-03Public records request - retaliation - jurisdiction 2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-03.aspx03504aspx150html
03-0203-02Confidential records - email - jurisdiction2003-08-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-02.aspx03503aspx220html
03-0103-01Personal use of public resources2003-03-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/03-01.aspx03502aspx250html
02-0202-02Mailing - Use of public resources by campaign 2002-10-25T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/02-02.aspx03501aspx250html
02-0102-01Gifts - reasonable expectation2002-05-27T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/02-01.aspx03500aspx230html
01-0501-05Use of public facilities in a campaign mailing2002-06-06T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-05.aspx03499aspx150html
01-0401-04solicitation of lobbyists - special privileges - personal gain 2002-01-23T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-04.aspx03498aspx120html
01-0301-03College personnel - jurisdiction2001-10-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-03.aspx03497aspx120html
01-0201-02Employment - jurisdiction2001-10-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-02.aspx03496aspx120html
01-0101-01Personal use - state facilities2001-09-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/01-01.aspx03495aspx160html
00-0900-09Ballot Information - electronic newsletter2001-04-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-09.aspx03494aspx180html
00-0800-08Constitutional claim - jurisdiction 2001-01-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-08.aspx03493aspx160html
00-0700-07Facilities of an agency - state seal - campaign use 2001-03-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-07.aspx03492aspx210html
00-0600-06Preference in hiring - jurisdiction 2000-10-19T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-06.aspx03491aspx120html
00-0500-05Conflict of interest - city employment - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-05.aspx03490aspx120html
00-0400-04Conflict of interest - county employment - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-04.aspx03489aspx150html
00-0300-03Conflict of interest - state agency contract - filing2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-03.aspx03488aspx150html
00-0200-02Conflict of interest - state agency contract - filing 2000-05-11T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-02.aspx03487aspx120html
00-0100-01Constituent mailing - email 2000-03-07T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/ComplaintOpinions/Pages/00-01.aspx03486aspx160html