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The Commission held its 10th meeting of 2009 on June 30, 2009.

Ethics Commission Meeting June 16, 2009

At the 9th meeting of the Commission in 2009, the Commission issued the following advisory opinion:

A.O. 2009-24 to Michael P. Jolin, former Deputy Chief of Legal Services at the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from accepting a part-time instructor position with the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

Discussion was had of William V. Irons v. The Rhode Island Ethics Commission, No. 2008-335-M.P. and 2009-01-M.P.

Discussion was had of the Commission's current Legal Counsel’s contract. Subsequently, a vote was taken in open session to renew Legal Counsel's contract for another year.

A public comment workshop regarding the participation of public officials who are union members in actions involving a different bargaining unit of the same umbrella labor union was held.

The Commission voted to withdraw General Commission Advisory No. 1: Nepotism. The Commission then voted to adopt General Commission Advisory 2009-1: Nepotism.

Discussion was had re: Third-party Posting of Financial Disclosure Statements on the Internet.

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