Disclosure of Consulting Services and Campaign Services
The Disclosure of Consulting Services form is used to report to the Tennessee Ethics Commission those disclosures that are required by T.C.A. §§ 2-10-125 & 126. Effective August 15, 2022, this includes disclosure of contracts relating to both “consulting services” and “campaign services” pursuant to Public Chapter 1087 (2022).
Consulting Services: This form is to be used to disclose contracts by or between any person or entity (other than the state, a county, or a municipality) and:
· Any staff or employee of the general assembly
· Any member of a commission established by and responsible to the general assembly or either house of the general assembly;
· Any member or employee of a state regulatory commission (including, but not limited to, directors of the Tennessee regulatory authority); or
· Any member or employee of any executive department or agency or other state body in the executive branch
to pay a fee, commission, or any other form of compensation for consulting services. The term “consulting services” is defined by T.C.A. § 2-10-122, subsections (1) & (2).
Campaign Services: This form is also to be used to disclosed contracts by and between any person or entity (other than the state, a county, or a municipality) and:
· Any member of the general assembly, or,
· A staff person or employee of the general assembly
for the provision of campaign services to a candidate for state office. The term “campaign services” is defined by T.C.A. §§ 2-10-125(f) and 2-10-126(f).
Who must file the Disclosure form?
Under T.C.A. § 20-10-125, any individual or business/other entity that contracts to PAY a fee, commission, or any other form of compensation for either consulting or campaign services must file a disclosure. In addition, under T.C.A. § 2-10-126, the individual who has contracted to RECEIVE the fee, commission, or any other form of compensation for either consulting or campaign services must also file a Disclosure.
Are disclosure forms required to be updated?
Under current law, both consulting services and campaign services disclosures must be updated quarterly. However, until the Ethics Commission establishes quarterly reporting dates for these filings, those who are required to file either the consulting services or campaign services disclosures are not required to submit updated quarterly filings.