AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRE RECUSAL IN THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST ANALYSIS UNDER THE STATE GOVERNMENT ETHICS ACT.
Enacts new GS 138A-31(d) in the State Government Ethics Act to require covered persons (legislators, public servants, or judicial officers) to recuse themselves from any legislative, executive, or official action if that action might result in a reasonably foreseeable financial benefit to a registered lobbyist or liaison personnel, or that lobbyist's principal, or that liaison personnel's state agency or governmental body, if that covered person is married to or has a current dating relationship or sexual relationship with the lobbyist or liaison personnel. Sets out and defines dating relationship.
Effective July 1, 2015, applying to legislative, executive, and official actions taken on or after that date.
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