AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS FROM THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAW.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 268B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out clause (a) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(a) prescribe and publish, pursuant to chapter 30A, rules and regulations: (1) to carry out this chapter, including rules governing the conduct of proceedings hereunder; and (2) to carry out chapter 268A; provided, however, that the rules and regulations shall be limited to providing exemptions from the provisions of sections 3 to 7, inclusive, sections 11 to 14, inclusive, sections 17 to 20, inclusive, and section 23 of said chapter 268A;.
SECTION 2. It is the intent of this act to authorize the state ethics commission to establish reasonable exemptions from chapter 268A of the General Laws. The establishment of such exemptions shall not be the basis for inferring that any conduct, items or other matters not so exempted are prohibited, permitted, restricted or otherwise regulated by said chapter 268A.