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II. PROHIBITED REPRESENTATIONS

Relevant provisions of the Conflicts Law and the Code of Ethics: N.J.S.A. 52:13D-15 ; N.J.S.A. 52:13D-16 ;sections 2:2, 2:3, 2:4, 3:2, 3:3, 3:4 of the Code.

Summary: Legislators, full-time legislative employees and their firms are generally prohibited from representing, appearing for or negotiating on behalf of parties other than the State in connection with: the acquisition or sale by a State agency of any interest in property; the acquisition by a State agency of any interest in real property by condemnation proceedings; or any specific matter pending before a State agency, except as expressly authorized by the Law and the Code. Express authorization is given for the representation of local governmental entities before State agencies as long as the agency is not in the legislative branch of State government and the State is not an adverse party in the proceeding. A specific exception is made for legislators and legislative staff to intercede on behalf of constituents in State agency matters as long as nothing of value is received for the service. Part-time legislative employees and their firms are prohibited from representing, appearing for or negotiating on behalf of parties only in agencies in the legislative branch of government. Legislators and legislative employees are allowed to represent their own personal interests before State agencies.


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