Conflict of Interest Definitions
Updated February 2014
Whether it be in state constitution, statute or rule, all states address the potential of conflicts of interests for legislators. Definitions usually specify that a legislator may not have a personal or private interest or gain in a financial way by votes and in their legislative duties. States differ on how to handle the conflict - for more information on conflicts of interest and voting, visit our information on Voting Recusal Provisions and To Vote or Not To Vote.
This table is intended to provide general information and does not necessarily address all aspects of this topic. Because the facts of each situation may vary, this information may need to be supplemented by consulting legal advisors.
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