Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 2



            JR6-2-104.   Independent Legislative Ethics Commission -- Meetings -- Staff.

            (1) The Independent Legislative Ethics Commission shall meet for the purpose of reviewing an ethics complaint when:

            (a) except otherwise expressly provided in this title, called to meet at the discretion of the chair; or

            (b) called to meet by a majority vote of the commission.

            (2) A majority of the commission is a quorum.

            (3) (a) The commission shall prepare, on an annual basis, a summary data report that contains:

            (i) a general description of the activities of the commission during the past year;

            (ii) the number of ethics complaints filed with the commission;

            (iii) the number of ethics complaints reviewed by the commission;

            (iv) the number of complaints filed against a member of the House of Representatives;

            (v) the number of complaints filed against a member of the Senate;

            (vi) a summary description of any ethics complaints that were recommended by the commission for review by a Legislative ethics committee; and

            (vii) an accounting of the commission's budget and expenditures.

            (b) The summary data report shall be submitted to an appropriate committee of the Legislature on an annual basis.

            (c) The summary data report shall be a public record.

            (4) (a) The Senate and the House of Representatives shall employ staff for the commission at a level that is reasonable to assist the commission in performing its duties as established in this chapter.

            (b) The Legislative Management Committee shall:

            (i) authorize each staff position for the commission; and

            (ii) approve the employment of each staff member for the commission.

            (c) Staff for the commission shall work only for the commission and may not perform services for the Senate, House of Representatives, or other legislative offices.