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    Annotated Ethics Rules Prepared by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission

    Effective July 1, 2019. Operational as indicated in the History of each Rule.

    “This publication is issued by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission as authorized by Executive Director, Ashley Kemp, pursuant to Ethics Rule 1.8, and is located at the following website: http://www.ethics.ok.gov. This publication has been submitted in compliance with Section 3-114 of Title 65 of the Oklahoma Statutes.” Ethics Laws are updated annually in July. This document was updated on August 14, 2019.

    http://www.ethics.ok.gov/

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Oklahoma Constitution Article XXIX Ethics Commission

    § 1. Ethics Commission – Appointments – Qualifications – Terms – Vacancies – Quorum .................................................. - 11 -

    § 2. Appropriation – Compensation – Staff ......................... - 12 - § 3. Ethics Rules ................................................. - 13 - § 4. Investigation – Decision – Subpoena Power .................... - 14 - § 5. Ethics Interpretations ....................................... - 15 - § 6. Criminal Penalties ........................................... - 16 - § 7. Removal ...................................................... - 17 -

    Rule 1 Administration

    Rule 1.1. Purpose of Ethics Rules. .................................. - 18 - Rule 1.2. Purpose of Rule 1. ........................................ - 19 - Rule 1.3. Definition. ............................................... - 20 - Rule 1.4. Determination of Timely Filing. ........................... - 21 - Rule 1.5. Political Activity of Ethics Commissioners. ............... - 22 - Rule 1.6. Ethics Commissioner’s Disqualification. ................... - 23 - Rule 1.7. Advisory Opinions. ........................................ - 24 - Rule 1.8. Ethics Commission Publications and Continuing Education. .. - 26 - Rule 1.9. Section Headings. ......................................... - 27 -

    Rule 2 Campaign Finance

    Rule 2.1. Purpose of Rule 2. ........................................ - 28 - Rule 2.2. Definitions. .............................................. - 29 -

    Use of Public Funds, Property, Time Rule 2.3. Prohibited Uses of Public Funds for Political Fund-Raising. - 35 - Rule 2.4. Prohibited Uses of Public Funds to Influence Elections. ... - 37 - Rule 2.5. Elective Officer Prohibited From Soliciting Contributions from

    Employees. ................................................ - 38 - Rule 2.6. Political Fund-Raising Prohibited on State Property. ...... - 39 - Rule 2.7. Prohibition on Distribution of Campaign Materials on State

    Property. ................................................. - 40 - Rule 2.8. Use of Public Property for Political Purposes. ............ - 41 - Rule 2.9. Prohibitions on Activities of State Officers and Employees Designed

    to Influence Elections. ................................... - 42 - Rule 2.10. Use of Public Facilities for Voter Registration. .......... - 43 - Rule 2.11. Newsletters and Informational Materials by Elected State Officers

    .......................................................... - 44 -

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    Rule 2.12. Posting of Material by Elected State Officers Indicating Positions on Issues. ................................................ - 45 -

    Rule 2.13. State Employees Maintaining Schedule for Elected Officers. - 46 - Rule 2.14. Prohibition on Use of State Owned Equipment and Resources for

    Campaigns. ................................................ - 47 - Rule 2.15. Prohibition on Use of State Owned Equipment to Make a Campaign

    Contribution. ............................................. - 48 - Rule 2.16. Use of Social Media Account by State Officer. ............. - 49 -

    Contributions Rule 2.17. General Rule for Contributions. ........................... - 50 - Rule 2.18. Contribution in Name of Another. .......................... - 51 - Rule 2.19. Cash Contributions. ....................................... - 52 - Rule 2.20. Anonymous Contributions. .................................. - 53 - Rule 2.21. Contribution Deemed Accepted if Not Returned. ............. - 54 - Rule 2.22. Deposit of Contributions. ................................. - 55 - Rule 2.23. Corporate and Labor Union Contributions Prohibited. ....... - 56 - Rule 2.24. Contributions by Limited Liability Companies. ............. - 57 - Rule 2.25. Contributions by Partnerships. ............................ - 59 - Rule 2.26. Use of Corporate Funds for Political Action Committees. ... - 61 - Rule 2.27. Use of Labor Union Funds for Political Action Committees. . - 62 - Rule 2.28. Payroll Deduction. ........................................ - 63 - Rule 2.29. Corporate and Labor Union Communications Not Considered as

    Contributions. ............................................ - 64 - Rule 2.30. Candidate Committee Prohibited from Receiving Federal Candidate

    Committee Contributions. .................................. - 65 - Political Party Contribution Limits

    Rule 2.31. Contributions to Political Party. ......................... - 66 - Rule 2.32. Contributions by Political Party Committee. ............... - 68 -

    Political Action Committee Contribution Limits Rule 2.33. Contributions to and by Limited Committee. ................ - 69 - Rule 2.34. Contributions by Limited Committees Registered for Less than One

    Year or Fewer than Twenty-Five Contributors. .............. - 73 - Rule 2.35. Contributions to and by Unlimited Independent Expenditure or

    Electioneering Communication Committee. ................... - 76 - Rule 2.36. Contributions to State Question Committee. ................ - 77 -

    Candidate Committee Contribution Limits Rule 2.37. Individual Contributions to Candidate Committees. ......... - 78 - Rule 2.38. Candidate Contributions to Own Committee. ................. - 83 -

    Expenditures Rule 2.39. Personal Use of Contributions Prohibited. ................. - 84 - Rule 2.40. Political Party Expenditures. ............................. - 86 - Rule 2.41. Limited Committee Expenditures. ........................... - 87 -

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    Rule 2.42. Unlimited Committee Expenditures. ......................... - 88 - Rule 2.43. Candidate Committee Expenditures. ......................... - 89 - Rule 2.44. Officeholder Expenses. .................................... - 91 - Rule 2.45. Calculation of Travel Expenditures. ....................... - 93 -

    Surplus Funds Rule 2.46. Political Party Committee Surplus Funds. .................. - 95 - Rule 2.47. Political Action Committee Surplus Funds. ................. - 96 - Rule 2.48. Candidate Committee Surplus Funds. ........................ - 97 -

    Independent Expenditures Rule 2.49. Candidate Committee Prohibition on Independent Expenditures .....

    ......................................................... - 100 - Rule 2.50. Unlimited Independent Expenditures. ...................... - 101 -

    Electioneering Communications Rule 2.51. Electioneering Communications by Candidate Committees. ... - 102 - Rule 2.52. Unlimited Electioneering Communications. ................. - 103 -

    Identification of Funding and Authorizing Sources Rule 2.53. Political Party Electronic Advertisement Disclosure Requirements

    ......................................................... - 104 - Rule 2.54. Political Party Printed Advertisement Disclosure Requirements. ..

    ......................................................... - 105 - Rule 2.55. Candidate Committee Electronic Advertisement Disclosure

    Requirements. ............................................ - 106 - Rule 2.56. Candidate Committee Printed Advertisements Disclosure

    Requirements. ............................................ - 107 - Rule 2.57. Independent Expenditure, Electioneering Communication, and State

    Question Communication Electronic Advertisement Disclosure Requirements. ............................................ - 109 -

    Rule 2.58. Independent Expenditure, Electioneering Communication, and State Question Communication Printed Advertisement Disclosure Requirements. ............................................ - 110 -

    Fund-Raising Events Rule 2.59. Joint Candidate Fund-Raising. ............................ - 112 - Rule 2.60. Hosting Fund-Raising Events in Residence. ................ - 113 - Rule 2.61. Hosting Fund-Raising Events in Non-Residential Buildings. - 115 - Rule 2.62. Golf Fund-Raising Events. ................................ - 117 - Rule 2.63. Fund-Raising Auctions or Sales Events. ................... - 119 - Rule 2.64. Free Campaign Related Goods or Services and Sale of Campaign

    Related Goods or Services. ............................... - 120 - Loans

    Rule 2.65. Loans to Committees by Commercial Financial Institutions. - 121 - Rule 2.66. Loans to Political Party or Political Action Committees by Non-

    Financial Entities; Prohibited Loans. .................... - 122 - Rule 2.67. Loans to Candidate Committees by Candidate and Other Non-Financial

    Entities. ................................................ - 123 -

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    Candidate Committees Rule 2.68. Designation of Candidate Committee. .......