Municipal Ethics Board

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On December 10, 2013, the Township Council adopted an ordinance which transferred the responsibility of ethics complaints to the State of New Jersey, Local Finance Board.  Effective January 1, 2014, there is no longer a Franklin Township Municipal Ethics Board. Below is information regarding how to file an ethics complaint against a Franklin Township local government officer or employee.

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  • How do I file an ethics complaint?

  • Who is subject to the Local Government Ethics Law?

  • What is the jurisdiction of the Local Finance Board?

  • Who may file an ethics complaint?

  • Does Franklin Township have a local municipal ethics board?

  • What are the penalties for violating the Local Ethics Law?

  • What is an advisory opinion and who may request an advisory opinion from the Local Finance Board?

  • What are the responsibilities of the Local Finance Board for the implementation of the Local Government Ethics Law?

  • What constitutes a violation of the Local Government Ethics Law?

  • What should be included in my written ethics complaint?

  • What can I expect after an ethics complaint is filed?

  • How are ethics hearings conducted by the Local Finance Board?

  • How long are written materials involving a complaint required to be preserved?