Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 2



            JR6-2-201.   Authority to review complaint -- Grounds for complaint -- Limitations on filings.

            (1) Subject to the requirements of this chapter, the Senate Ethics Committee, the House Ethics Committee, and the Independent Legislative Ethics Commission are authorized to review an ethics complaint against a legislator if the complaint alleges:

            (a) a violation of the code of official conduct as provided in JR6-1-102;

            (b) a violation of JR6-1-103;

            (c) a conviction of, or a plea of guilty to, a crime involving moral turpitude; or

            (d) a plea of no contest or a plea in abeyance to a crime involving moral turpitude.

            (2) (a) For an alleged violation under Subsection (1)(a), the complaint must be filed within two years of the date that the action or omission that forms the basis of the alleged violation occurred or within two years of the date that the action or omission would have been discovered by a reasonable person.

            (b) For an alleged violation under Subsection (1)(c) or (d), the complaint shall be filed within two years of the date that the plea or conviction that forms the basis of the allegation was entered.

            (3) (a) A complaint may not contain an allegation if that allegation and the general facts and circumstances supporting that allegation have been previously reviewed by the commission or an ethics committee unless:

            (i) the allegation was previously reviewed by the commission and dismissed without being referred to an ethics committee for review;

            (ii) the allegation is accompanied by material facts or circumstances supporting the allegation that were not raised or pled to the commission when the allegation was previously reviewed; and

            (iii) the allegation and the general facts and circumstances supporting that allegation have only been reviewed by the commission on one previous occasion.

            (b) If an allegation in the complaint does not comply with the requirements of Subsection (3)(a), the allegation shall be summarily dismissed with prejudice by:

            (i) the chair of the Independent Legislative Ethics Commission, when reviewing the complaint under JR6-4-101; or

            (ii) the commission, when reviewing the complaint under JR6-4-201.