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(A) Disclosure. It is the premise that all elected officials who have interests which might conflict with their duties should divulge those interests. Disclosure shall also extend to those interests held by his/her immediate family, when they are known by the elected official.

(B) When an elected official is required to take action on a matter in which such elected official has a personal economic interest, they should first consider eliminating that interest. If that is neither feasible nor required under this Code, such elected official shall:

(1) Disclose to the Tribal Council the matter requiring action and the nature of the potential conflict, as soon as such elected official is aware of the responsible party for inclusion in the official record of any vote or other decision or determination;

(2) Abstain from voting, sponsoring, influencing or in any manner attempting to influence any vote, official decision or determination which would favor or advance such person’s personal economic interest in such matter; and

(3) Abstain from voting or otherwise participating in the official decision or determination of such matter, unless otherwise legally required by law, or unless such person’s vote, position, recommendation or participation is contrary to their personal economic interest.

(C) Unless otherwise provided by applicable law, the abstention by such person from voting or otherwise participating in the official determination or decision shall not affect the presence of such person for purposes of establishing a quorum necessary for a governmental body. [Res. 10-R-074 § 303, 7/1/2010.]