Ethics

State Ethics Commission

Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009 was signed into law on July 1, 2009

"An Act to Improve the Laws Relating to Campaign Finance, Ethics and Lobbying"

On September 29, 2009 the portions of the Bill that relate to the Conflict of Interest Law went into effect.  Provisions and regulations under this law continue to develop from the State Ethics Commission and are provided to municipal employees as required under the law, as well as maintained on this website.

The latest  Summary of the Conflict-of-Interest Law  was revised on November 14, 2016.

This Summary is required to be distributed annually to all Municipal Employees and an  Acknowledgement of Receipt  must be returned to the Town Clerk's Office by every municipal / public employee within 10 days of receipt of the Summary or, if a new employee, within 30-days of the date-of-hire.

In addition, the Ethics Commission has revised their On-Line Training to address municipal conflict-of-interest issues.

All municipal / public employees are required to take this training on a biennial basis, or within 30-days of date of hire.   A "Certificate of Completion" (which appears at the end of the training) must then be filed with the Town Clerk's Office.

Ethics Commission
Ethics Commission Overview
 

Conflict of Interest (Ch. 28 of the Acts of 2009)
Ethics Reform
Overview

Conflict of Interest Law
Summary -- Revised 11/14/2016

Acknowledgement
Acknowledgement of Receipt of COI--2017

Exemptions
Positions exempt from requirements of COI Law

Disclosure Forms
Link to all available Ethics Disclosure Forms

Online Training (Ch. 28 of the Acts of 2009)
Introduction
Overview

On-Line Training
Mandatory Training Required under the Law