General Commission Advisory (GCA) Opinions

Advisory opinions are interpretations of the Rhode Island Code of Ethics. In addition to individual fact-specific advisory opinions issued at the request of persons subject to the Code of Ethics, the Ethics Commission also issues General Commission Advisories (GCAs), pursuant to Commission Regulation 1027, which are advisory opinions of general application on a specific topic addressed by the Code of Ethics. GCAs provide general guidelines and examples that explain in simple terms provisions found in the Code of Ethics. The following links provide access to the current GCAs:

GCA 2009-1


GCA 2009-2

Public Officials' Salaries


GCA 2009-4

Secondary Employment

GCA 2010-1

Historic District Commissions