To fairly administer the Ethics Act and to always be aware of the long-term effects that Board decisions may have on the legislative branch of government and the public trust.
To emphasize training and the utilization of ethics advisers so that, whenever possible, questions may be addressed in an educational rather than a confrontational setting.
Request for Public Comment
The Legislative Ethics Board is interested in receiving public comment at its next meeting on the draft Rule 7 implementing ESHB 2018 – Legislators and Legislative Employees—Harassment. The Board is also contemplating adding a rule that would require the names of the complainants in a complaint filed under ESHB 2018 to remain confidential. Currently, once the Board issues its opinion the name of the complainant is no longer confidential. The Board would like public comment on this possible rule change as well.
The Board’s next meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2019 from 10 to noon in the Senate Rules Room.