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Relevant provisions of the Conflicts Law and Code of Ethics: N.J.S.A. 52:13D-17.2 ; sections 2:8 and 3:10 of the Code.

Summary: Generally legislators, certain legislative employees, their firms and members of their immediate families are prohibited from holding an interest in, holding employment with or representing, appearing for or negotiating on behalf of any casino licensee or applicant or any holding or intermediary company with respect thereto. In some situations the Law allows for the Joint Committee to approve casino employment for certain employees and family members. Even part-time legislative employees have casino related restrictions. Legislators, legislative employees included within the definition of "person" in N.J.S.A. 52:13D-17.2a., their firms and members of their immediate families also have casino related restrictions for two years after State service has ended. These are referred to as post-employment restrictions. Casino related restrictions, especially those imposed on legislators pursuant to 2:8 of the Code, are extensive and highly fact sensitive. Legislators and legislative employees having any business relationship with a casino or a casino applicant, other than as a general patron, are strongly encouraged to contact Ethics Counsel with the details of the involvement and obtain specific advice.

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