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2.46.030. Municipal Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act

            (1)        Elected and appointed officials of Layton City are required to comply with the Municipal Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act (Utah Code ยง 10-3-1301 et seq) as amended, which is incorporated herein by reference.

            (2)        Included in the Municipal Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act is the obligation of elected and appointed officials to:

                        (a)        Not disclose or improperly use private, controlled, or protected information acquired by them by reason of their position or in the course of their duties in order to further substantially their personal economic interest or to secure special privileges or exemptions for the elected or appointed official or others; and avoid the use of their office for personal benefit;

                        (b)        Not use or attempt to use their position to further substantially their personal economic interest or secure special privileges for the elected or appointed official or for others;

                        (c)        Not knowingly receive, accept, take, seek, or solicit, directly or indirectly, for the elected or appointed official or for another, a gift of substantial value or a substantial economic benefit tantamount to a gift that:

                                    (i)         would tend improperly to influence a reasonable person in the elected or appointed official's position to depart from the faithful and impartial discharge of the person's public duty; or

                                    (ii)        the elected or appointed official knows or that a reasonable person in that position should know under the circumstances is primarily for the purpose of rewarding the elected or appointed official for official action taken.

                        (d)        The Municipal Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act also requires public disclosures and filings in certain circumstances as described in the Act, including:

                                    (i)         Where an elected or appointed official receives or agrees to receive compensation for assisting any person or business entity in any transaction involving Layton City;

                                    (ii)        Where an elected or appointed official is an officer, director, agent, or employee or the owner of a substantial interest in any business entity which is subject to regulation by Layton City;

                                    (iii)       Where the elected or appointed official is an officer, director, agent, employee, or owner of a substantial interest in any business entity which does or anticipates doing business with Layton City; and

                                    (iv)       Where an elected or appointed official has a personal interest or investment which creates a conflict between the elected or appointed official's personal interests and the elected or appointed official's public duties.


Ord. No. 13-04, Enacted, 1/17/2013

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