7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill clarifies the scope of the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ clarifies that the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act does not apply to
13 a conflict of interest that exists solely due to the fact that one individual holds more
14 than one government position.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 67-16-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 92
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 67-16-11 is amended to read:
25 67-16-11. Applicability of provisions.
26 (1) As used in this section, "government position" means the position of a legislator,
27 public officer, or public employee.
28 (2) The provisions of this chapter:
29 (a) apply to all public officers and public employees[
30 (b) do not apply to a conflict of interest that exists between two or more government
31 positions held by the same individual, unless the conflict of interest is also due to a personal
32 interest of the individual that is not shared by the general public.
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