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.  The 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 CommissionLink to Website
Ethics Commission Overview   History and General Information
Disclosure FormsLink to available Disclosure Forms


Ethics Reform Overview
Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009Legislation
Conflict of Interest Law SummaryLast revised on 11/14/16
Receipt for copy of Summary & OML - 2019          Fill -- Sign -- File with Town Clerk
On-Line Training Information Introduction
On-Line Training ProgramLink to Ethics Website Training
Exemptions to COI RequirementsPositions exempt from COI Requirements