Section 3 of chapter 268A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (f) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(f) The state ethics commission shall adopt regulations: (i) defining ''substantial value,''; provided, however, that ''substantial value'' shall not be less than $50; (ii) establishing exclusions for ceremonial gifts; (iii) establishing exclusions for gifts given solely because of family or friendship; (iv) establishing an one-time exemption within a calendar year for public employees to accept a gift larger than $50, subject to the decision of the state ethics commission pursuant to rules promulgated for permissible one-time exemptions; and (v) establishing additional exclusions for other situations that do not present a genuine risk of a conflict or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
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