Ethics Tutorial - Colorado General Assembly
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The "revolving door" provision of Article XXIX of the state constitution (commonly referred to as Amendment 41) prohibits statewide elected officeholders and members of the General Assembly from personally representing another person or entity for compensation before any other statewide elected officeholder or member of the General Assembly for a period of two years after leaving office. In addition, the statutory code of ethics prohibits a member of the General Assembly from lobbying, soliciting lobbying business or contracts, or otherwise establishing a lobbying business or practice prior to the expiration of the legislator's term. Section 24-18-106 (3), C.R.S.
Post-legislative employment on a board that participates in public policy issues
You are a term-limited legislator and you have been offered a paid position as a director on the board of directors of a nonprofit organization that focuses on health care issues. Although you will be a member of the board, you believe that there is an expectation, because of your former role as a legislator, that you will lobby members on certain issues important to the organization and even appear and testify before committees of the General Assembly when health care bills of interest to the organization are being considered.
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Last updated: 09 OCT 2015
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