Skip to search box Skip to main content
Suffolk County Board of Ethics advisory opinion redactions are pursuant to the Suffolk County confidentiality laws under Suffolk County Administrative Code A30-3 and A30-8. Please view our additional online records, subject matter index, and contact our office for additional Suffolk County Board of Ethics public records. Thank you for visiting the Board of Ethics opinion page.

Advisory Opinions 2019

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2019

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2019-1 §A30-3, §77-1, §77-7(A)(B) Advisory Opinions, Definition of Associated, Recusal and Disclosure
AO-2019-2 §A30-3(B), §77-3(B) Advisory Opinions, Prohibited Conduct
AO-2019-3 §77-6(C), §77-6(I) The Suffolk County post-employment laws, exemptions
AO-2019-6 §77-7(A)(B), §77-3(B)(C), §77-7(A)(B) Recusal and Disclosure, Prohibited Conduct, Recusal and Disclosure
AO-2019-7 §77-7(A)(B), §77-3(B)(C), §77-7(A)(B) Recusal and Disclosure, Prohibited Conduct, Recusal and Disclosure
AO-2019-09 §A30-3(B), §77-2(A)(B), §77-3(B)(C) Advisory Opinions, Prohibited Interests in Firms doing Business with the county, Prohibited Conduct
AO-2019-10 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) The Board finds the outside employment does not create an impermissible conflict.
AO-2019-12 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) The Board finds that the stated prospective outside employment does not create an impermissible conflict.
AO-2019-16 §77-6(A), §77-6(B) County post-employment laws, government exemptions

Advisory Opinions 2018

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2018

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2018-1 §77-1, §77-3(C), §77-7 Definitions, misuse of official office/position, recusal and disclosure.
AO-2018-3 §77-1, §77-3(B), §77-3(C) Definitions, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position.
AO-2018-4 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D) Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position, confidential information.
AO-2018-6 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position. 
AO-2018-7 §77-5(G) Complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2018-8 §77-5(B) Accepting or receiving any County benefit available generally.
AO-2018-9 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position.  
 AO-2018-10 §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official office/position, recusal and disclosure.
 AO-2018-11 §77-2(B)  Misuse of official position.
 AO-2018-12 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position. 
 AO-2018-14 §77-5(D)  Acting for any not-for-profit which has business dealings with the County.
 AO-2018-15    
 AO-2018-16 §77-3(B), §77-3(C) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official office/position. 
 AO-2018-17 §77-3(C) Misuse of official office/position.  
 AO-2018-18 §77-1, §77-3(C), §77-7 Definitions, misuse of official office/position, recusal and disclosure. 
 AO-2018-19 §77-3(K) Prohibition on compelling, inducing or requesting contributions. 
AO-2018-20 §77-2(B), §77-5(D) Misuse of official position, acting for any not-for-profit which has business dealings with the County.
AO-2018-23 §77-3(C), §77-5(E), §77-8 Misuse of official office/position, contract for instructing approved emergency medical services training, disclosure involving County contracts.

Advisory Opinions 2017

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2017

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2017-1

§77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D), §77-7 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2017-2 

§77-2(B), §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official position, misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.
AO-2017-3 §77-2(B), §77-2(E) Misuse of official position, disclosure of ownership interest.
AO-2017-4 §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
 AO-2017-5 §77-3(C), §77-3(H)
Misuse of official position/office, appearance before  County agency.
 AO-2017-6 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G)
Misuse of official position/office, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2017-7
§77-3(C), §77-7
 Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.
 AO-2017-9 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-3(H)
Misuse of official position/office, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, appearance before  County agency.
 AO-2017-11 §77-2(B), §77-2(D)
Misuse of official position, disclosure of ownership interest
AO-2017-12 §77-3(C) Misuse of official position/office. 
AO-2017-13
§77-3(C) Misuse of official position/office.
 AO-2017-14 §77-3(B) Conflict of proper discharge of duties.
 AO-2017-15 §77-4(B) Elected Official dual office holding.
AO-2017-16
§77-3(B), §77-7 Conflict of proper discharge of duties, recusal and disclosure.
 AO-2017-16R §77-1  Definitions.
AO-2017-17 §A30-3 Advisory Opinions.

Advisory Opinions 2016

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2016

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2016-1 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G) Misuse of official position/office, gifts, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2016-2 §77-3(B), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency.
AO-2016-7 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding.
AO-2016-8 §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.
AO-2016-8 Clarification §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D), §77-9(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information, penalties for offenses.
AO-2016-9 §77-2(B), §77-3(H) Employee ownership interest in a firm, appearance before County agency.
AO-2016-10 §77-3(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties.
AO-2016-12 §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G) Gifts, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2016-13 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding. 
 AO-2016-14 §77-3(K) Prohibition on compelling, inducing or requesting contributions.
 AO-2016-15 §77-3(B) Conflict of proper discharge of duties.
 AO-2016-16 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-4 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibition on dual office-holding.
 AO-2016-17 §77-3(B) Conflict of proper discharge of duties.
AO-2016-19 §77-3(C), §77-5(B) Misuse of official position/office, accepting or receiving any County benefit available generally.
 AO-2016-20 §77-6(A), §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Prohibition on soliciting, negotiating, or accepting employment, two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
AO-2016-22 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-23 §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.
AO-2016-24 §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(I), §77-4(A), §77-5(B), §77-5(D) Conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, appearance as an attorney or counsel against the interests of the county, prohibition on dual officer holding, accepting or receiving any County benefit available generally, acting for any not-for-profit which has business dealings with the County.
AO-2016-25 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-26 §77-3(C), §77-3(H) Misuse of official position/office, appearance before County agency.
 AO-2016-27 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-2(C), §77-2(D), §77-3(C), §77-7 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, prohibited ownership interest acquired prior to County service, disclosure of ownership interest, misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

Advisory Opinions 2015

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2015

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2015-2

§77-6(A), §77-6(B), §77-6(C), §77-6(D), §77-6(I).

Prohibition on soliciting, negotiating, or accepting employment, two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County, elected official two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.

AO-2015-3

§77-3(C) and §77-7

Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-5

§77-2(A), §77-3(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-7

Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, permissible activity in public servant owned firm, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-6

§77-3(B), §77-3(H)

Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency.

AO-2015-8

§77-3(C) and §77-7

Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-9

§77-3(C) and §77-7

Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-10

§77-6(A), §77-6(B), §77-6(C), §77-6(I)

Prohibition on soliciting, negotiating, or accepting employment, two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County,  ministerial matters.

AO-2015-11

§77-2(A), §77-2(B)

Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position.

AO-2015-12

§77-6(B), §77-6(C)

Two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County.

AO-2015-13

§77-3(C) and §77-7

Misuse of official position/office, recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-14

§77-7

Recusal and disclosure.

AO-2015-15 §77-3(E), §77-3(G) Gifts, prohibition on soliciting, accepting or receiving any gift or gratuity from a lobbyist.
AO-2015-16 §77-3(E), §77-3(F)

Gifts.
AO-2015-17 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F)

Gifts, misuse of official position/office.
AO-2015-18 §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-3(G) Gifts, prohibition on soliciting, accepting or receiving any gift or gratuity from a lobbyist.
AO-2015-19 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D)

Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.

Advisory Opinions 2014

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2014

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2014-3 §77-6(B), §77-6(C), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County, ministerial matters.
AO-2014-4 §77-3(B), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency.
AO-2014-6 §77-6(B), §77-6(C) Two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County.
AO-2014-8 §77-6(B), §77-6(C) Two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County.
AO-2014-10 §77-3(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties.
AO-2014-11 §77-3(B), §77-5(E) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, contract for instructing approved emergency medical services training.
AO-2014-12 §77-3(B), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency.
AO-2014-14 §77-3(B), §77-3(H), §77-6(C), §77-6(I). Conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearance before County agency,  two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
AO-2014-15 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D). Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.
AO-2014-16 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D). Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.
AO-2014-17 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D). Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.
AO-2014-18 §77-2(A), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(D). Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, conflict of proper discharge of duties, misuse of official position/office, confidential information.

Advisory Opinions 2013

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2013

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2013-2 §77-6(B) Two year post-employment restriction.
AO-2013-3 §77-2(B), §77-3(H) Employee ownership interest in a firm, appearance before County agency.
AO-2013-4 §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
AO-2013-6 §77-6(B), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, ministerial matters.
AO-2013-7 consolidated with AO-2013-8 §77-3(C), §77-7 Misuse of official position/office, recusals, elected official recusals.
AO-2013-9 §77-3(C), §77-3(F) Misuse of official position/office, gifts.
AO-2013-11 §77-3(C), §77-3(E), §77-3(F), §77-5(G) Misuse of official position/office, gifts, raffles and door prizes, elected official exemption, complimentary ticket to charitable event.
AO-2013-12 §77-3(E) Gifts.
AO-2013-14 §77-3(B) Conflict with proper discharge of duties.
AO-2013-16 §77-6(B), §77-6(C), §77-6(I) Two year post-employment restriction, appearance before County, ministerial matters.
AO-2013-17 §77-4(B) Elected Official dual office holding.
AO-2013-18 §77-2(B) Employee ownership interest in a firm.
AO-2013-19 §77-2(B) Employee ownership interest in a firm.
AO-2013-20 §77-4(B) Elected Official dual office holding.
AO-2013-21 §77-3(B), §77-3(D), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, confidential informtion, appearance before County agency.
AO-2013-22 §77-3(B), §77-3(D), §77-3(H) Conflict with proper discharge of duties, confidential informtion, appearance before County agency.

Advisory Opinions 2012

Rendered Advisory Opinions 2012

AO Number

Section of Law

Subject Matter

AO-2012-2 §77-2(A), §77-2(B), §77-2(C), §77-2(D), §77-2(E), §77-3(B), §77-3(C), §77-3(H), §77-3(L), §77-8 Prohibited interests in firms doing business with the County, misuse of official position, conflict with proper discharge of duties, appearing before a County agency, disclosure of county contracts, influencing legislation.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901