Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 1



            JR6-1-201.   Declaring and recording conflicts of interest -- Financial disclosure form.

            (1) As used in this section, "conflict of interest" is as defined in Section 76-8-109.

            (2) A legislator shall file a financial disclosure form in compliance with Section 76-8-109 and according to the requirements of this section:

            (a) on the first day of each general session of the Legislature; and

            (b) each time the legislator changes employment.

            (3) The financial disclosure form shall include the disclosures required by Section 76-8-109.

            (4) (a) The financial disclosure form shall be filed with:

            (i) the secretary of the Senate, for a legislator that is a senator; or

            (ii) the chief clerk of the House of Representatives, for a legislator that is a representative.

            (b) The secretary of the Senate and the chief clerk of the House of Representatives shall ensure that:

            (i) blank financial disclosure forms are made available on the Internet and at the offices of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and

            (ii) financial disclosure forms filed under this rule are made available to the public on the Internet and at the offices of the Senate or the House of Representatives.

            (5) (a) Before or during any vote on legislation or any legislative matter in which a legislator has actual knowledge that the legislator has a conflict of interest which is not stated on the financial disclosure form, that legislator shall orally declare to the committee or body before which the matter is pending:

            (i) that the legislator may have a conflict of interest; and

            (ii) what that conflict is.

            (b) The secretary of the Senate or the chief clerk of the House of Representatives shall:

            (i) direct committee secretaries to note the declaration of conflict of interest in the minutes of any committee meeting; and

            (ii) ensure that each declaration of conflict declared on the floor is noted in the Senate Journal or House Journal.

            (6) This requirement of disclosure of any conflict of interest does not prohibit a legislator from voting on any legislation or legislative matter.