Forms and Publications

FORMS:

Statement of Interest (ss-8004)

T.C.A. §2-10-115 and T.C.A. §2-10-128 require the​

  • Governor
  • General Assembly members
  • Governor’s cabinet members
  • Governor's cabinet level staff members
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer

to file this form by April 15.

Appointees to these positions must file this form within thirty (30) days of appointment.

Go to https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/ to file electronically.


Statement of Interest (ss-8005)

Local elected officials and certain State officials must file this form by January 31. (T.C.A. §8-50-504)

Appointees to these offices must file this form within 30 days of appointment.  (T.C.A. §8-50-501(b))

Non-incumbent candidates for all state and local elected offices must file this form within thirty (30) days of the qualifying deadline. (T.C.A. §8-50-501(b) and (c))

Go to https://apps.tn.gov/conflict/ to file electronically.


Sworn Disclosure of Consulting Services (ss-8006)

T.C.A. §2-10-125 requires that a person or entity who pays a fee or commission for “consulting services” to:

  • any staff person or employee of the General Assembly
  • member of a commission established by and responsible to the general assembly
  • member or employee of a state regulatory commission
  • member or employee of the executive branch

to file a disclosure with the Tennessee Ethics Commission within five (5) days of entering into a contract.  Likewise, T.C.A. §2-10-126 requires that any of the above persons receiving the fee to file a disclosure.

“Consulting services” is defined in 2-10-122(1) as advising or assisting a person/entity in influencing legislative or administrative action.  It also means to advise or assist in applying for, soliciting or entering into a contract with the State of Tennessee.

The state, county and municipality are exempt from filing this disclosure, as is a person receiving the fee from one of these entities.


Disclosure of Relative Lobbyist (ss-8009)

T.C.A. §2-10-127 requires the

  • Governor
  • General Assembly members (member-elect)
  • Governor’s cabinet members
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer

to file form ss-8009 by February 1 if a sibling, spouse or child is required to register as a lobbyist.

 

Disclosure of Out of State Consulting Services (ss-8010)

T.C.A. §2-10-129 and §2-10-130 requires any person that contracts with the state of Tennessee who pays a fee of more than $200 to a

  • Governor
  • General Assembly member
  • Governor’s cabinet member
  • Governor’s cabinet level staff member
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller of the Treasury
  • Treasurer
  • Spouse of any of the above

for out-of-state consulting services to file form ss-8010 within 5 days of entering in to such a contract.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Executive Branch Manual

Guiding Principles of Ethical Conduct

Close Personal Friend Gift Guidelines

General Assembly Training Manual