19A.04.03.04

.04 Enforcement.

A. The Commission and its staff shall make reasonable efforts to assist counties and municipalities in developing local laws that reflect the intent of the Public Ethics Law and take account of local circumstances and needs in avoiding conflicts of interest within that jurisdiction.

B. Nonconformance Remedies.

(1) If the Commission determines that a county or municipality has not complied with and has not made good faith efforts toward compliance with the requirements of the Public Ethics Law, the Commission may issue a public notice:

(a) Concerning the failure of compliance by the local jurisdiction; and

(b) Listing the specific areas of noncompliance in the proposed or enacted local ethics law.

(2) If the Commission determines that a county or municipality has not complied with the requirements of the Public Ethics Law, the Commission may seek appropriate relief in a court exercising equity jurisdiction in the county or city having proper venue for the purposes of requiring compliance with the Public Ethics Law.

(3) A court may grant any available equitable relief, including imposition of a model law developed by the Commission on the local jurisdiction.