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Statement of Economic Interests 

General Information 


 
 
Who files a Statement of Economic Interests Form?

Any person appointed to fill the unexpired term of an elected official;

All public officials;

All candidates for public office (excluding Federal offices);

Any person who serves on a state board, commission or council whether salaried or not;

Chief and Deputy or assistant chief administrative official or employee or director of a division, institution or facility of any agency or department of state government.  The chief administrative official of each political subdivision including school districts, libraries, regional planning councils, airport commissions, hospitals, community action agencies, water and sewer districts, and development commissions;

County and city administrators, managers, supervisors, or chief administrative official, by whatever title;

School District Board Members, superintendents of education, county superintendents of education, and county board of education members; and

Chief Finance and Chief Purchasing Official/employee of each agency, institution, or facility of state government, & of each county, municipality, or other political subdivision including school districts, libraries, regional planning councils, airport commissions, hospitals, community action agencies, water and sewer districts, and development commissions.

  

What information is disclosed on the Statement of Economic Interests Form?

Name, address, phone # of the filer;

Source, type, and amount or value of income received from a governmental entity by the filer or a member of the filer's immediate family;

Description, value, & location of any real property owned & options to purchase real property by the filer or a member of the filer's immediate family if there have been any public improvements of more than $200.00 on or adjacent to the real property within the reporting period and the public improvements are known to the filer or if the filer sales, leases, or rents personal property to the state, county, or municipal government. A copy of the contract must be attached to the Statement of Economic Interests Form when being submitted;

Name of each organization which paid for or reimbursed any expenses of the filer for speaking before a public/private group. The amount, purpose, date, & location of the speaking engagement must be disclosed;

Identity of each business or entity in which the filer or a member of the filer's immediate family held/controlled, in the aggregate, securities or interests constituting 5% or more of the total issued AND which constitute a value of $100,000.00 or more;

List name/address of each creditor to whom the filer or member of the filer's immediate family owed a debt in excess of $500.00 at any time during the reporting period if the creditor is subject to regulation by the filer's agency or department. This does not include credit card installments, mortgage payments, or automobile payments;

The name of any lobbyist who is a member of the filer's immediate family or an individual with whom or business with which the filer or member of the filer's immediate family is associated;

Any compensation received from an individual or business which contracts with the governmental entity with which the filer serves or is employed; and

Any gifts received during the previous calendar from any person if the gift was believed to be given because of the filer's position or if the gift is given in hopes of seeking a contractual, business, or financial relationship with the filer's agency.

   

When is the form due?

March 30th at noon covering the previous calendar year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31);

When registering as a candidate with a political party for public office;

Upon entering the official responsibilities; and

Any person required to file a Statement of Economic Interests Form who is no longer holding office as of March 30th of the year following the previous filing is not required to submit the form.

Where are the forms submitted?

All Statement of Economic Interests Forms must be filed electronically.  Electronic filing is accessed through the Quick Links above.  Upon filing, the information is immediately available to the public through public reporting, also accessed in Quick Links.  If you are filing a Statement of Economic Interests as a candidate, you must file your form using the electronic filing system.