The Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) is a constitutionally created independent commission and is charged with the implementation of Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution. The purpose of the IEC is to give advice and guidance on ethics issues arising under Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution and any other standards of conduct or reporting requirements as provided by law; and to hear complaints, issue findings, and assess penalties and sanctions where appropriate. The Commission has jurisdiction over all State executive and legislative branch elected officials and employees; the Commission also has jurisdiction over local officials and employees, unless a county or municipality is a home-rule entity that has adopted charters, ordinances, or resolutions that address the matters covered by Article XXIX. The Commission does not have jurisdiction over judges or employees of the judicial branch. See the IEC's Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Commission's jurisdiction.
Meetings of the Independent Ethics Commission are open to the public. If you wish to attend a meeting but cannot do so in-person, the Commission will make every effort to accommodate a request for telephonic participation. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Advisory Opinion or Letter Ruling requests and other materials must be submitted to the Independent Ethics Commission at least ten (10) days prior to the next scheduled meeting.
|December 05, 2023||Regular Meeting||9:30 a.m.||See Agenda for location information|
|January 16, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|February 20, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|March 19, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|April 16, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|May 21, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|June 18, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|July 16, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|August 20, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|September 17, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|October 15, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|November 19, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
|December 17, 2024||Regular Meeting||9:00 a.m.||TBA|
Draft Home Rule Position Statement
The Independent Ethics Commission ("IEC") is considering the adoption of a new Position Statement concerning its jurisdiction over the officials and employees of home rule cities and counties. The IEC welcomes public comments. Please follow this link for detailed information, including the draft Position Statement, deadlines, and how to provide comments.
Adjustment to the Gift Ban Dollar Limit
Pursuant to the requirements of Colo. Const. art. XXIX, the Independent Ethics Commission announced its adjustment to the gift ban dollar limit in Position Statement 23-01, in which the dollar limit was adjusted to $75.00.
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