§ 54-66-01 Definitions
§ 54-66-02 Disclosure of ultimate and true source of funds
§ 54-66-03 Lobbyist gifts – Penalty
§ 54-66-04 Ethics commission member terms – Meetings – Code of ethics – Compensation – Office
§ 54-66-04.1 Commission delegation of duties
§ 54-66-04.2 Advisory opinions – Authority – Effect
§ 54-66-05 Making a complaint – Summary dismissal of complaint
§ 54-66-06 Informing the accused individual – Written response permitted
§ 54-66-07 Informal resolution
§ 54-66-08 Investigations – Referrals
§ 54-66-09 Investigation findings – Ethics commission determinations
§ 54-66-10 Appeals
§ 54-66-11 Rulemaking
§ 54-66-12 Confidential information
§ 54-66-13 Restriction on lobbying by public officials – Penalty
§ 54-66-14 Attorney general to provide legal services
§ 54-66-15 Prohibition on delivering campaign contributions – Penalty
§ 54-66-16 Removal of ethics commission members
§ 54-66-17 Participation in quasi-judicial proceedings

Terms Used In North Dakota Code > Chapter 54-66 - State Government Ethics

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute means the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Individual: means a human being. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Rule: includes regulation. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • written: include "typewriting" and "typewritten" and "printing" and "printed" except in the case of signatures and when the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See North Dakota Code 1-01-37
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See North Dakota Code 1-01-33