When is a Conflicts Questionnaire required?

A person seeking to contract with the local government must fill out a conflict of interest disclosure questionnaire within 7 business days of
  • Beginning contract discussions or negotiations; or
  • Submitting an application, response to a request for proposal or bid; or
  • Other communication related to a potential contract.
Failure to file a questionnaire is a class C misdemeanor.

HB 914 requires the Ethics Commission to adopt the conflict of interest questionnaire, not later than December 1, 2005. The forms will be available on the Ethics Commission website after they are adopted.

A vendor or person is not required to file a conflict of interest questionnaire before January 1, 2006.