October 25, 2018 •
North Dakota Ethics Policy Finalized
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum finalized an ethics policy that applies to the governor, lieutenant governor, and employees of the governor’s office.
According to the new policy, lobbyists who request a meeting with the governor’s office will be encouraged to bring a principal of his or her client to the meeting. The policy also addresses conflicts of interests and gifts and honoraria.
No gift of any value may be accepted if offered with the intent to directly or indirectly influence the exercise of official action.
Any gift greater than $50 must be reported to the ethics officer and returned to the donor or given to charity.
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