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As used in this subchapter, the following terms shall have their given definition.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY. The Metro Mayor, or any of his or her designated subordinates, who appoint the non-elected Metro Officers covered under this subchapter.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. Any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, firm, enterprise, franchise, association, organization, self-employed individual, holding company, joint stock company, receivership, trust, professional service corporation, or any other legal entity through which business is conducted for profit.
COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP. A relationship between domestic partners sharing household and/or income and expenses for a significant share of each other's common welfare, familial obligations, and benefit including different- and same-gender relationships.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Any action, decision or recommendation by a Metro Officer acting in his or her capacity, which would benefit the financial or private interest of a Metro Officer or any family member, unless the benefit arises out of circumstances described in § 21.02(C) of this chapter. The term does not include an action having a remote impact or which affects to the same degree a group consisting of the general public or a subgroup consisting of an industry, occupation or other group which includes financial or private interests of a Metro Officer or a family member.
DOMESTIC PARTNER. An adult in a committed relationship with another adult, which includes both different- and same-gender relationships.
ELECTIONEERING. Activity intended to solicit votes or persuade voters to vote for a particular candidate or party.
ENTITY. A domestic or foreign corporation; not-for-profit corporation; profit and not-for-profit unincorporated association; business trust, estate, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest.
FAMILY MEMBER. An individual with any of the following relationships to the Metro Officer:
1. Spouse or domestic partner;
2. The parents of the Metro Officer or a spouse or domestic partner;
3. Sons and daughters, and their spouses or domestic partners;
4. Immediate relatives and their spouses or domestic partners; and
5. Any individual related by kinship, or whose close association with the Metro Officer is the equivalent of a familial relationship, including but not limited to individuals: living in the Metro Officer's household, or is a person claimed by a Metro Officer or a Metro Officer's spouse or domestic partner as a dependent for tax purposes.
FINANCIAL GAIN. An ascertainable increase in the net worth or income of a Metro Officer, family member or a related entity, which does not arise from a primary or proximate action by a Metro Officer or a family member of a Metro Officer or where either no or only a de minimis benefit accrues to a Metro Officer or a family member of a Metro Officer.
FINANCIAL INTEREST. A right, title, legal or equitable share in an asset or transaction which will result in an increase or decrease in the income or net worth of a Metro Officer or family member of a Metro Officer, which does not arise from a primary or proximate action by a Metro Officer or a family member of a Metro Officer or where either no or only a de minimis benefit accrues to a Metro Officer or a family member of a Metro Officer.
IMMEDIATE RELATIVE. Any individual related by kinship, which includes, but is not limited to: grandparents, great-grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, parents of grandchildren and spouses or domestic partners thereof.
KINSHIP. Relationship by blood, marriage, civil union, or adoption.
METRO OFFICER. For the purpose of this subchapter, the following persons shall be defined as a Metro Officer:
(1) Any person elected or appointed to the office of:
(a) Metro Mayor;
(b) Metro Council member;
(c) County Attorney;
(e) County Clerk;
(g) Constable; or
(2) Any person appointed as:
(a) Deputy Mayor;
(b) Cabinet Secretary;
(c) Chief Deputy;
(d) Chief Administrative Officer;
(e) Chief of Operations;
(f) Agency Director;
(g) Any Housing Authority Officer;
(h) Department Director for Metro Government;
(i) A legislative assistant to a Metro Council member;
(j) A Metro Council Caucus staff member and all staff members that report to either or both Caucuses of the Louisville Metro Council;
(k) Any position as determined by a person identified in subsection (1) of this definition that has the authority to enter into contracts over $10,000 in value or make purchases of goods or services over $10,000 in value; or
(l) Any person nominated or appointed by the Metro Mayor or the Metro Council to a Metro Agency who has regulatory authority or has independent authority to expend public funds.
PARENT. An individual who is or was the biological, adoptive, step or foster legal guardian of another person, or stood in loco parentis.
PRIVATE INTEREST. Employment, board membership, or participant in the management and/or operations of an entity by a Metro Officer or family member of a Metro Officer.
SON OR DAUGHTER. An individual who is or was the biological, adoptive, step or foster child of another person, or a person who is or was a legal ward of another person when that individual was a minor or required a legal guardian.
SPOUSE. An individual who is united in a matrimonial relationship with another individual as is legally recognized and solemnized under the law.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 71-2003, approved 4-16-2003; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 228-2003, approved 12-19-2003; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 52-2010, approved 3-25-2010; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 238-2013, approved 12-23-2013; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 247-2013, approved 1-6-2014; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 178-2014, approved 11-10-2014)