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The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2013 on December 17, 2013.

The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2013 on December 17, 2013.

The Commission took the following actions:

Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-41 to Dawne Broadfield, the Administrative Support Specialist for the Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects, opining that she is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from working, on her own time, as the Executive Administrator for the New England Conference of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-42 to W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr., FAIA, a member of the Town of New Shoreham Historic District Commission, who is also an architect, opining that he qualifies for a hardship exception to the Code of Ethics' prohibition on appearing before his own board to help his clients obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness, in accordance with General Commission Advisory 2010-1 and provided that he recuses from participating in all Historic District Commission matters concerning his clients.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-43 to Roderick Da Silva, a member of the North Providence School Committee, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the School Committee's discussion and vote regarding whether to request arbitration for the contract negotiations with the Teachers' Union, given that his spouse is a member of the Teachers' Union and such a vote is part of the negotiations process.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2013-44 to Ronald Iannetta, a member of the North Providence School Committee, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the School Committee's discussion and vote regarding whether to request arbitration for the contract negotiations with the Teachers' Union, given that his daughter is a member of the Teachers' Union and such a vote is part of the negotiations process.

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Department or agency: Ethics Commission

Online: http://www.ethics.ri.gov/

Release date: 01-08-2014

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