Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 4



            JR6-4-306.   Finding and order.

            (1) (a) If the committee determines that no allegations in the complaint were proved, the committee shall prepare a finding and order that:

            (i) lists the name of each complainant;

            (ii) lists the name of the respondent;

            (iii) states the date of the finding and order;

            (iv) for each allegation contained in the complaint:

            (A) provides a reference to the code of conduct or criminal provision alleged to have been violated; and

            (B) states the number and names of committee members voting that the allegation was proved and the number and names of committee members voting that the allegation was not proved;

            (v) order that the complaint is dismissed because no allegations in the complaint were found to have been proved;

            (vi) provide any general statement that is adopted for inclusion in the recommendation by a majority of the committee members; and

            (vii) states the name of each committee member.

            (b) Each committee member shall sign the finding and order.

            (2) (a) If the committee determines that one or more allegations in the complaint were proved, the committee shall issue a finding and order that:

            (i) lists the name of each complainant;

            (ii) lists the name of the respondent;

            (iii) states the date of the finding and order;

            (iv) for each allegation contained in the complaint:

            (A) provides a reference to the code of conduct or criminal provision alleged to have been violated;

            (B) states the number and names of committee members voting that the allegation was proved and the number and names of committee members voting that the allegation was not proved;

            (C) if the allegation was not found to have been proven, orders that the allegation be dismissed; and

            (D) if the allegation was found to have been proven, contains:

            (I) a description of any actions that the committee recommended be taken;

            (II) the number and names of committee members voting in favor of each recommendation and the number and names of committee members voting against each recommendation;

            (III) at the option of those members voting in favor of a recommendation, a statement by one or all of those members stating the reasons for making the recommendation; and

            (IV) at the option of those members against a recommendation, a statement by one or all of those members stating the reasons for opposing the recommendation;

            (v) contains any general statement that is adopted for inclusion in the finding and order by a majority of the committee members;

            (vi) contains a statement directing that the finding be delivered to:

            (A) for the Senate Ethics Committee, to the president of the Senate, the Senate majority leader, and the Senate minority leader; or

            (B) for the House Ethics Committee, to the speaker of the House of Representatives, the House majority leader, and the House minority leader; and

            (vii) states the name of each committee member.

            (b) Each committee member shall sign the finding and order.

            (3) A copy of the finding and order shall be made publicly available.

            (4) A written copy of the finding and order shall be provided to:

            (a) the respondent;

            (b) the first complainant named on the complaint; and

            (c) any individuals required to receive a copy as stated in the finding and order.