Agenda for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Legislative Ethics Board

Legislative Ethics Board -  04/15/14  12:00 pm

Full Committee
(360) 786-7540
Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA

  1. Approval of December and February minutes.
  2. Public testimony and Board discussion of gifts of food/beverage provided to legislators on infrequent occasions. This is the first step in a process whereby the Board plans to adopt a rule on the subject. Further discussion and public comment is contemplated at future meetings.
  3. *Informal advice: Travel by a legislator when all or a portion of the travel is provided on a complimentary basis.
    1. Itinerary of proposed trip to Turkey does not indicate that the trip is a trade mission or a trip which involves substantial services performed by legislators on behalf of the state or the legislature.
    2. Proposed trip to Wyoming to tour natural resource extraction and power productions is permitted.
  4. Employment disclosure filings.
  5. Recess public meeting. Convene in a non-public executive session to discuss quasi-judicial matters on a pending complaint prior to determination of reasonable cause. Time to be announced.
  6. Resume public meeting, call for public comment, and any unfinished business. Adjourn .

*RCW 42.52.010(9d) - gift does not include: Payments by a governmental or nongovernmental entity of reasonable expenses incurred in connection with a speech, presentation, appearance, or trade mission made in an official capacity. As used in this subsection, "reasonable expenses" are limited to travel, lodging, and subsistence payments incurred that day before through the day after the event.

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