Policy Analysis | January 2008

What are the budgets and the staff sizes of the Southern states' ethics commissions?

Agency
Members / Commissioners
Staff (FTE)
General Fund Appropriation (FY 2007)
Alabama Ethics Commission
5 (t)
13 (s)
$1,373,223 (a)
Arkansas Ethics Commission
5 (u)
9 (b)
$630,232 (b)
Florida Commission on Ethics
9 (v)
22.5 (v)
$2,700,494 (c)
Georgia State Ethics Commission
5 (x)
19 (y)
$1,606,602 (d)
Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission
5 (aa)
6 (aa)
$435,000 (e)
Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission
9 (f)
5 (f)
$377,200 (f)
Louisiana Ethics Administration
11 (bb)
18 (bb)
$1,465,348 (g)
Maryland State Ethics Commission
5 (dd)
9 (cc)
$612,201 (h)
Mississippi Ethics Commission
8 (ee)
8 (z)
$556,049 (i)
Missouri Ethics Commission
6 (ff)
20 (j)
$1,162,669 (j)
North Carolina State Ethics Commission *
8 (gg)
3 (k)
$224,818 (k)
Oklahoma Ethics Commission
5 (hh)
7 (hh)
$504,039 (l)
South Carolina State Ethics Commission
8 (ii)
11 (n)
$472,824 (o)
Tennessee Ethics Commission
5 (jj)
7 (p)
$469,100 (p)
Texas Ethics Commission
8 (kk)
35 (q)
$1,714,085 (q)
West Virginia Ethics Commission
10 (ll)
5.5 (w)
$700,000 (w)
 
Average
6.8
11.8
$937,743
* North Carolina's current staff size is 6, and their general fund appropriation for FY 2008 is $740,610. (m)
Virginia is not included in the table because it does not have an ethics commission
Sources:
(a) State of Alabama, Executive Budget, 2007-2008.
(b) 2005-2007 Biennial Budget: Actions of the 85th General Assembly, Arkansas.
(c) Crist / Kottkamp Administration Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget Recommendations, Florida.
(d) Budget in Brief / AFY07-08, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, Georgia.
(e) 2006-2008 Budget of the Commonwealth, Office of State Budget Director, Kentucky.
(f) Telephone conversation with Tom Hampton, Budget Director, Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky.
(g) State Financial Plan: Fiscal Year 2006-2007, Office of Planning and Budget, Louisiana.
(h) Summary of Operating Budget Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007. Maryland Department of Budget & Management.
(i) State of Mississippi Budget, Fiscal Year 2007: Appropriations Made by the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2007 Compared with Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations.
(j) Fiscal Year 2008 Department Budget Requests, Office of Administration Book 2, Missouri.
(k) 2006-2007 Revised Certified Budget (BD-307). North Carolina.
(l) FY-2008 Executive Budget, Oklahoma.
(m) 2007-2009 Certified Budget (BD-307), North Carolina.
(n) Number of Employees by Agency, South Carolina Budget Control Board.
(o) Appropriations by Agency, South Carolina Budget Control Board.
(p) The Budget, Fiscal Year 2007-2008. State of Tennessee.
(q) Senate Bill 1 (General Appropriations Act), 79th Legislature, State of Texas.
(s) Email correspondence with Alabama Ethics Commission.
(t) Alabama Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.ethics.alalinc.net/contact.cfm>.
(u) Arkansas Ethics Commission web page: "About the Commission" <http://www.arkansasethics.com/>.
(v) Annual Report to the Florida Legislature for the Calendar Year 2006, State of Florida Commission on Ethics.
(w) Governor's FY 2008 Executive Budget--Volume II Operating Detail, West Virginia.
(x) Georgia State Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.ethics.ga.gov/EthicsWeb/references/commission.aspx>.
(y) Email correspondence with Jennifer Ward, HR/Budget Administrator, State Ethics Commission, Georgia.
(z) Email correspondence with Mississippi Ethics Commission.
(aa) Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission web page: <http://ethics.ky.gov/MEMBERS.HTM>.
(bb) Louisiana Ethics Administration web page: <http://www.ethics.state.la.us/general/index.html>.
(cc) Maryland State web page: <http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/25ind/html/35ethicb.html>.
(dd) State of Maryland, State Ethics Commission web page: <http://ethics.gov.state.md.us/commiss.htm>.
(ee) Mississippi Ethics Commission wep page: <http://www.ethics.state.ms.us/ethics/ethics.nsf/webpage/A_commission_info?OpenDocument>.
(ff) Missouri Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.moethics.mo.gov/Ethics/GeneralInfo/MECInfo.aspx>.
(gg) North Carolina State Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.ethicscommission.nc.gov/comembers.htm>.
(hh) Oklahoma Ethics Commission web site: <http://www.ethics.state.ok.us/>.
(ii) South Carolina State Ethics Commission web page: <http://ethics.sc.gov/aboutus/Commission/Commissioners.htm>.
(jj) Tennessee Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.state.tn.us/sos/tec/members.htm>.
(kk) Texas Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/tec/commissioners.htm>.
(ll) West Virginia Ethics Commission web page: <http://www.wvethicscommission.org/genInfo.htm>.