STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
LOCAL LAND USE PLANNING
67-6506. Conflict of interest prohibited. A governing board creating a planning, zoning, or planning and zoning commission, or joint commission shall provide that the area and interests within its jurisdiction are broadly represented on the commission. A member or employee of a governing board, commission, or joint commission shall not participate in any proceeding or action when the member or employee or his employer, business partner, business associate, or any person related to him by affinity or consanguinity within the second degree has an economic interest in the procedure or action. Any actual or potential interest in any proceeding shall be disclosed at or before any meeting at which the action is being heard or considered. For purposes of this section the term "participation" means engaging in activities which constitute deliberations pursuant to the open meeting act. No member of a governing board or a planning and zoning commission with a conflict of interest shall participate in any aspect of the decision-making process concerning a matter involving the conflict of interest. A knowing violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor.
[67-6506, as added by 1975, ch. 188, sec. 2, p. 515; am. 1999, ch. 396, sec. 4, p. 1102; am. 2006, ch. 213, sec. 1, p. 644.]