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Public Meeting Agenda - December 1, 2020

11/24/2020

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
Event Café
Griffin Boardroom
206 3rd Street
New Cumberland, PA 17070 

Public Meeting Agenda
December 1, 2020
1:30 p.m.


Ethics Opinion:
1. Valentine, No. 20-051: Whether an individual who is a Pennsylvania Certified Sewage Enforcement Officer (“SEO”), and who previously provided SEO services to three particular townships (the “Townships”) in Pennsylvania as an employee of a private engineering firm (“Firm”) with which he is no longer associated, would be considered a “former public official” of the Townships, and therefore subject to the restrictions of Section 1103(g) of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act, 65 Pa.C.S. § 1103(g), where:  (1) each Township appointed the Firm as SEO, with one Township naming the individual as “the specific officer” in its approved motion; (2) an SEO is an “official” of the local agency(ies) served, 35 P.S. § 750.2; and (3) by law, where a local agency—such as a township—contracts with a company or corporation for SEO services, it has a duty to adopt by resolution a list of the individual SEOs employed by the company or corporation to perform SEO services, 35 P.S. § 750.8(b)(2.1).

Lobbying Opinion
2. Simpson, No. 20-1002: Whether the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s provision of continuing legal education (“CLE”) credit to a public official/public employee for the teaching of a CLE course would be reportable on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s quarterly expense report filed pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Lobbying Disclosure Law, 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A01 et seq.


Administrative Matters:
3. Public Comment:  Receipt of testimony or input from persons or organizations which represent any individuals subject to the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act or from other interested parties.



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