For Immediate Release - June 26, 2007

Ethics Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Regulations

The State Ethics Commission has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 2 p.m. at its office at 1 Ashburton Place, Room 619, Boston to hear comments on proposed regulations that will provide exemptions to certain sections of the conflict of interest law, G.L. c. 268A.

The proposed regulations will include exemptions related to public employees receiving gifts, benefits and payments of travel and admissions; state employees receiving payments from the Department of Social Services; and public employees participating in and disclosing interests in school fees.