SEC. 1 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER IS SUBJECT TO CHAPTER 11A OF THE KENTUCKY REVISED STATUTES
A parole board member is by operation of law subject to the dictates of Chapter 11A of the Kentucky Revised Statutes and shall become familiar with all provisions thereof.
SEC. 2 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER SHALL ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF COMPETENCE
A parole board member shall achieve and maintain competency through education, training and work experience.
A parole board member shall perform all tasks and duties promptly and efficiently.
SEC. 3 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER SHALL MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY
A parole board member shall not engage in any ex parte communications involving any business of the Board for the purpose of or in an attempt to exert undue influence or to obtain advantage for any particular person, group of persons, agency or agencies.
A parole board member shall advise the proper authority of knowledge of any fraudulent or dishonest acts by any person pertaining to the business or operation of the Board.
SEC. 4 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER SHALL MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
A parole board member shall refrain from engaging in any conduct which offends the dignity or decorum of the Board and the proceedings before it and shall be respectful of all persons appearing before the Board or assisting with appearances before the Board
A parole board member shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and shall not engage in any conduct which would adversely affect his or her fitness to serve on the Board. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to violence, dishonesty or abuse of public position.
A parole board member shall advise the proper authority of knowledge of any action of any person involved in the conduct of the business of the Board that clearly demonstrates fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation. Failure to report such knowledge is misconduct in itself.
SEC. 5 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER SHALL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY CONTRIBUTING TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND OF THE PAROLE BOARD
A parole board member shall be sensitive to the needs of the public and shall promote the development of programs that address those needs.
A parole board member shall support efforts to improve the justice system and the parole system within the Commonwealth.
SEC. 6 - A PAROLE BOARD MEMBER SHALL PRESERVE ALL CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ACQUIRED BY REASON OF HIS OR HER POSITION
A board member shall be aware of and abide by all legal authority governing confidential information acquired by reason of the board position.
A parole board member shall not use confidential information to his or her advantage or to the advantage or disadvantage of any other person or agency.
A parole board member may reveal confidential information only when required to do so by law or court order.
A parole board member shall not engage in indiscreet conversation concerning the business of the Board.
SEC. 7 A BOARD MEMBER SHALL AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND SHALL DISCLOSE ANY POSSIBLE CONFLICT TO THE FULL BOARD
A parole board member shall act within the bounds of the law, solely for the benefit of the public, and shall be free of compromising influences and loyalties. Neither the parole board member’s personal or business interests, nor those of third persons, should compromise the parole board member’s professional judgment and loyalty to the public.
A parole board member shall avoid conflicts of interest that may arise from previous employment, family relationships, from personal or business interests, or from any source and shall not take action or vote on any matter where such conflict exists
A parole board member shall reveal sufficient information to the Board to reasonably ascertain if an actual or potential conflict of interest exists, and shall not take action or vote on any matter where the Board determines it would be improper to do so.
SEC. 8 COMPLAINTS, PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
All complaints against a board member, investigations thereof, procedures and penalties shall be governed by Chapter 11A of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.