Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 2/17/1997 
Number 97-01 
Topic Contracts - State Agencies - Filing 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
Legislator or legislative employee, or spouse of either, has a personal services contract with a private firm which in turn has a contract with a state agency.  Must the contract be filed with, or approved by, the Ethics Board?
Summary
Not unless other factors are present.  The Board discusses timing as a key issue and the opinion reviews precedent on the issue of state contracts.  Board concludes that member's and staff have a "beneficial interest" in their spouse's contract.  RCW 42.52.030 and 42.,52.120.
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