2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:9-22.22 - Powers of municipal ethics board

40A:9-22.22. Powers of municipal ethics board

A municipal ethics board shall have the following powers:

a. To initiate, receive, hear and review complaints and hold hearings with regard to possible violations of the municipal code of ethics or financial disclosure requirements by local government officers or employees serving the municipality;

b. To issue subpoenas for the production of documents and the attendance of witnesses with respect to its investigation of any complaint or to the holding of a hearing;

c. To forward to the county prosecutor or the Attorney General or other governmental body any information concerning violations of the municipal code of ethics or financial disclosure requirements by local government officers or employees serving the municipality which may become the subject of criminal prosecution or which may warrant the institution of other legal proceedings by the Attorney General;

d. To render advisory opinions to local government officers or employees serving the municipality as to whether a given set of facts and circumstances would constitute a violation of any provision of the municipal code of ethics or financial disclosure requirements;

e. To enforce the provisions of the municipal code of ethics and financial disclosure requirements with regard to local government officers or employees serving the municipality and to impose penalties for the violation thereof as are authorized by this act; and

f. To adopt rules and regulations and to do other things as are necessary to implement the purposes of this act.

L.1991,c.29,s.22.

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