CEO 76-185 -- October 25, 1976
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
INSURANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SELLING INSURANCE TO CITY
To: (Name withheld at the person's request.)
Prepared by: Roger Merriam
Were my municipality to appoint a committee comprised of city insurance agents for the purpose of setting up a planned program of city insurance needs, would those appointees be prohibited by the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees from selling insurance to the city?
Your question is answered in the affirmative.
Enclosed please find a copy of a previous opinion of this commission, CEO 76-85, the rationale contained in response to question 1 of which is equally applicable to your inquiry. Your question is answered accordingly in the affirmative.