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Rank: 41 | Points: 53 | Grade: F

Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics & Election Practices

Requires financial disclosure filing?Yes1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)?Yes1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually?Yes1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates?No1
Employment information required?Yes5
Employment information not narrowly defined?Yes5
Employer/business name required?Yes5
Employment job title required?No0
Employer description required?Yes2
Value range/income amount required?No0
Spouse employment information required and clear?Required and Not Clear2.5Half points awarded because filers not required to
report name of the business.
Officer/director information required?No0Changes will take effect in 2010 to require
reporting of officer/director information.
Officer/director information not narrowly defined?No0
Officer/director entity name required?No0
Officer/director entity description required?No0
Spouse officer/director information required and clear?No0
Investment information required?Yes3
Investment information not narrowly defined?Yes3
Investment entity name required?Yes3
Investment entity description required?No0
Investment value range/holding amount required?No0
Spouse investment information required and clear?Required and Not Clear1.5Half points awarded because the filers not required to name spouse
Client information required?Yes2Filers required to report business with state agencies, though this does
not factor into points for this question.
Client name required?Yes2
Client value range/income amount required?No0
Spouse client information required and clear?Required and Not Clear1Half point awarded because filers not required to report name of spouse
client and spouse is not clearly indicated.
Real-property information required?No0
Real-property information not narrowly defined?No0
Real-property value range/amount required?No0
Spouse real-property information required and clear?No0
Spouse name required?Yes2Change from 2006: Filer now required to report name
of spouse.
Dependent name required?No0
Financial disclosure filings in central office?Yes1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information?Yes1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings?Yes1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page?Yes1
Blank disclosure form available on Web?Yes1Change from 2006: Blank
disclosure form now available on the Web.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format?Yes3Change from 2006: Filings now available online.
Late-filing penalties on the books?Yes1Change from 2006: Statute now includes late-filing penalty.
Misfiling penalties on the books?Yes1
State has auditing authority?Yes1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document?No0

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