On November 4, 2013, the Ethics Commission voted to approve a draft regulation that would create a new exemption from the conflict of interest law. This is the first step in a legally required process for the adoption of a regulation. During that process, the public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed draft. The Commission will consider comments submitted by the public and may revise the proposed draft regulation prior to its final adoption. Public hearings have been scheduled for December on Cape Cod and in Boston. Read More
Welcome to the State Ethics Commission website!
The State Ethics Commission’s website has been redesigned to provide a new look consistent with that of the other websites in the Mass.Gov portal. The redesigned format should improve your online experience by enabling you to access information more easily by using the tabs located at the top of the homepage. You will be able to locate information with fewer clicks and less scrolling, and you should find the content easier to read.
On the website, you will find information about the Commission and the conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws, including educational materials as well as publicly available advisories, legal opinions and enforcement matters. You can learn more about the mandatory education and training requirements, and access the summaries of the law which are distributed to public employees each year (which are now available in Spanish and Portuguese). The Commission’s regulations, including the regulatory exemptions to the gift restrictions and certain other sections of the conflict of interest law, are also on the website.
Thank you for visiting the State Ethics Commission’s website. If you have any comments or suggestions about the website, you can submit them online to firstname.lastname@example.org.