WSR 02-20-027

PERMANENT RULES

TOBACCO SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY


[ Filed September 23, 2002, 1:20 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 18, 2002.

Purpose: Ethics policy, the rule adopts ethics standards for the authority, its members and employees in accordance with chapter 42.52 RCW.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.340.030 [(1)](h).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-13-095 on June 18, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 18, 2002

Paul Edwards

Deputy Director

Chapter 465-40 WAC

Ethics policy
NEW SECTION
WAC 465-40-010   Ethics policy.   The authority hereby adopts the declaration of the legislature found in RCW 42.52.900 that ethics in government are the foundation on which the structure of government rests and that state officials and employees of government hold a public trust that obligates them, in a special way, to honesty and integrity in fulfilling the responsibilities to which they are appointed. Paramount in that trust in the principal that public office may not be used for personal gain or private advantage. The authority acknowledges that it is an agency as defined in RCW 42.52.010(1) and its members and employees are subject to the applicable terms and conditions of chapter 42.52 RCW with respect to ethics in public service.

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