A Legislator may ask for advice on a legislative ethics issue from the Commission or from its staff.
Informal Advice from the Commission Staff
Please telephone, e-mail, or write to the Commission’s Executive Director, Jonathan Wayne. His telephone number is 287-4179 and his e-mail is Jonathan.Wayne@maine.gov. Any information provided to Mr. Wayne by telephone will be kept confidential, but all documents and e-mails relating to ethics advice are public records. Depending on the question, he may request that the question be submitted in writing. Mr. Wayne will respond by telephone, e-mail, or by letter, depending on the needs of the Legislator and the nature of the question.
Formal Advisory Opinion from the Commission
To request a formal advisory opinion from the Commission, please submit the question in the form of a letter addressed to the Commission Chair. The Commission may offer advice only through a public meeting. As soon as possible after reaching a conclusion at a public meeting, the Commission will issue a written advisory opinion. Advisory opinions are public documents and may be used for educational purposes.