(a)  Complaints shall be initiated in one of the following ways:

(1)           a written complaint.  A form is available on the Commission's website at www.ethicscommission.nc.gov or by contacting the Commission at (919) 715-2071.  The form is not mandatory for a complaint to be valid and considered;

(2)           an oral complaint.  Oral complaints shall be confirmed in writing by Commission staff;

(3)           a complaint based upon information through general notice.  Commission staff or a member of the Commission may take general notice of available information, even if not formally provided to the Commission in the form of a complaint; or

(4)           referrals from a local, state or federal agency.

(b)  Complaints shall include the following information:

(1)           the name and other contact information for the complainant;

(2)           the name of the lobbyist, lobbyist principal, or other individual(s) subject to the Lobbying Law (respondent) against whom the complaint is filed; and

(3)           the allegations and the basis upon which the complainant believes the allegations to be true, including specific facts about a potential violation as set forth in G.S. 120C.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 120C-101(a); 120C-601;

Eff. June 1, 2014.