Caveat limits information Colorado officials must share with voters

Posted at 10:40 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 00:40:24-05

DENVER (AP) — A change to a Colorado conflict-of-interest rule limits information elected officials must share with voters.

The Denver Post reports Colorado's Sunshine Law requires state lawmakers, statewide elected officials and candidates to list "all offices, directorships and fiduciary relationships" on a personal financial disclosure form to expose conflicts of interest.

But Secretary of State Wayne Williams approved a caveat in October that allows candidates and elected officials to avoid disclosing memberships on boards or committees if they do not receive compensation or individually control how money is spent.

The rule applies to members of the General Assembly; statewide officials including the governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer; judges and district attorneys; members of the state board of education and University of Colorado board of regents; and the Public Utilities Commission.