Public Integrity Commission
Administering and implementing Delaware's code of conduct for the executive branch.
Pursuant to 29 Del. C., Chapter 58, the State Public Integrity Commission administers and implements Delaware's ethics law (Code of Conduct) for the Executive Branch; its financial disclosure law for all three branches; and its lobbyists' registration and expense reporting laws.
Code of Conduct
Ethical standards for all State Executive Branch employees (rank and file), officers (Senior level & Elected officials) and honorary State officials (appointees to State Boards & Commissions). The standards apply to all local governments unless they adopt their own Code of Conduct which this Commission must approve as being at least as stringent as the State law.
Sources of assets, debts, income, capital gains, reimbursements, honoraria and gifts of certain values must be reported by State elected officials in all three branches of government; Cabinet Secretaries, Division Directors & their equivalents; candidates for State office; other designated officials.
Registration and authorization laws for those lobbying the General Assembly or State agencies, whether paid or not. Quarterly expense reports required for direct expenditures on General Assembly members or agency employees or officials. Lobbying activity reports with the Bill Number of legislation and number or title of administrative action must be filed within 5 business days of Lobbying. PIC submits weekly reports on that lobbying activity to the General Assembly while in session.
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Delaware gift laws for public officials; and Ethics laws for the Legislative and Judiciary branches.
410 Federal St. Suite 3; Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 739-2399