STATE OF WASHINGTON
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD
March 15, 2002
The Executive Ethics Board convened in regular session at 10:30 a.m. at 2425 Bristol Ct SW in Olympia. Please note the following is a summary of the minutes.
Marilee Scarbrough, Vice-Chair
James M. Vaché, Member
Sutapa Basu, Member
Brian Malarky, Executive Director
Linda Dalton, Counsel to the Executive Director
Jean Wilkinson, Counsel to the Board
Robert McGuire, Investigator
Debbie O'Dell, Information & Training Specialist
1. Preliminary Business
a. Roll Call
b. Approval of Agenda – The agenda was approved with deletion of case report and addition of State Ethics Conference information, CR103 filing for March 18, 2002, and line-out version of agenda item number four.
c. Approval of February 8, 2002 meeting. Member Vaché moved to accept and members unanimously voted to approve the minutes
2. Staff Report
a. Letter to the Governor (nothing yet on a new board member);
b. Budget Update - As it looks at the moment, $8K in the red for this year; shared information regarding Linda Moran and her role in assisting EEB with Budget and staffing issues. The Executive Director suggested going to meeting every other month. Vice-Chair Scarbrough asked what we would save. Mr. Malarky indicated that he didn't have any figures yet. Vice-Chair Scarbrough thought it’s a good idea. Member Vaché expressed concern on whether we could take care of everything because of backlog. Member Basu likes the every other month idea. Vice-Chair Scarbrough asked that we come back with figures and workload numbers;
c. Legislative Update – No bills related to the Ethics in Public service Act. Public Hearing and Initiative bills did not pass out.
d. State Ethics Conference - Member Vaché will make an effort to be there, Vice-Chair Scarbrough glad to see the collaboration between business and governmental ethics programs,
e. CR103 Filing - The "de minimis" use CR103 will be filed on March 18, 2002. The effective date for the amended rule will be April 19, 2002.
3. Draft Advisory Opinion - WAC 292-110-010 Examples and FAQ's
5. Public Comment/Board Member Comments – None
Break at 11:50
6. Executive Session
Began at 12:05 and ended at 2:15 p.m.
7. Miscellaneous Matters/Adjournment
Board announced a reasonable cause finding in EEB Case 01-23/01-52.
Board issued final orders in their request to review Executive Director dismissals of EEB Case 01-41 and 01-42.
Final Adjournment at 2:19 p.m.