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State Ethics Commission 

Director's Message 

Effective January 1, 2017, all filers must disclose (1) the source (Company/Business) and (2) the type  (salary, wages, etc.) but not the amount of any private income received in the previous year by the filer or a member of the filer’s immediate family under the Income & Benefits section of the 2017 SEI. 

Immediate family means a child residing in the household, a spouse, or an individual claimed as a dependent for income tax purposes.  Income means anything of value received, which must be reported on a form used by the Internal Revenue Service. 

Income does not include the following:

1.  Retirement, annuity, pension, IRA, disability, or deferred compensation payments 

2.   Income from a court order

3.  Income from a savings, checking, or brokerage account with a bank, savings and loan, or other licensed financial institution which offers savings, checking, or brokerage accounts in the ordinary course of its business and on terms and interest rates generally available to a member of the general public without regard to status as a public official, public member, or public employee

4. A mutual fund or similar fund in which an investment company invests its shareholders' money in a diversified selection of securities.

 

Welcome to the State Ethics Commission. As the state agency responsible for enforcement of the state's ethics laws, we hope that this web site will provide public officials and public employees with the necessary tools to ensure compliance with the rules of conduct and financial, campaign, and lobbying disclosure, as well as the public and the media with the necessary information to be adequately informed.  All elected and appointed officials, and all lobbyists and their principals are required to file all forms using the electronic filing system. 

If you are filing for the first time or have questions about filing please click on the User Guide link above.  If you wish to view filings, please click on the Public Reporting link above.

If we can assist you further, please contact us using the link above, or call our office at (803) 253-4192.  All media questions should be directed to mediaquestions@ethics.sc.gov

Sincerely,

 

Ami R. Franklin
Interim Executive Director

 

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