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ADMINISTRATION <br /> Article 15. Code of Ethics. <br /> Section 2-79. Purpose. <br /> The purposes of this article are to: <br /> (1) Prescribe standards of conduct for the guidance of County officers and <br /> employees; <br /> (2) Prohibit certain conduct involving County officers and employees; and <br /> (3) Set forth the procedure for the interpretation of ethics problems of County <br /> officers and employees. <br /> (1983 CC, c 2, art 15, sec 2-79.) <br /> Section 2-80. Interpretation of article. <br /> This article shall be liberally construed to promote high standards of ethical <br /> conduct in County government. <br /> (1983 CC, c 2, art 15, sec 2-80.) <br /> Section 2-80.1. Distribution of mass mailings prohibited during campaign. <br /> (a) Newsletters, brochures, legislative summaries, or other mass mailings of material <br /> designed to support a candidate's nomination, including electioneering <br /> communications as defined in section 11-341, Hawai`i Revised Statutes, shall not be <br /> circulated at public expense by: <br /> (1) An incumbent council member within six months prior to any County election, <br /> or after any member has filed nomination papers, whichever comes first; <br /> (2) Any current employee or official of the County within six months prior to any <br /> County election, or after filing nomination papers, whichever comes first; <br /> (3) The incumbent mayor within six months prior to an election which the mayor <br /> may be re-elected, or after the incumbent mayor has filed nomination papers, <br /> whichever comes first; or <br /> (4) The incumbent prosecuting attorney within six months prior to an election <br /> which the prosecuting attorney may be re-elected, or after the incumbent <br /> prosecuting attorney has filed nomination papers, whichever comes first. <br /> This excludes public funds received by candidates from the Hawai`i election <br /> campaign fund, pursuant to section 11-421, Hawaii Revised Statutes. <br /> 2-29 <br />