Type Complaint Opinion 
Date 2/19/2004 
Number 04-01 
Topic Comments by legislator - jurisdiction 
Respondent Sen. Alex Deccio 
Question/Complaint
Respondent made a disparaging racist comment when referring to another legislator.
Summary
The Ethics Act does not address a legislator's use of a racist comment.  Dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. RCW 42.52.320
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