Gift Made with Intent to Influence
(d) No public servant shall accept or solicit from a private person or business, whether directly or indirectly, benefits for him/herself or a person, business or entity in exchange for carrying out actions that are biased to favor him/her or another private person or business.
(e) No public servant shall ensure that he/she may or purport to have influence over another public servant in carrying out his/her functions, in exchange for obtaining or attempting to obtain a benefit.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1857a(d), (e).
Extra Compensation for Official Duties
No public servant shall accept or solicit from a private person or business, whether directly or indirectly, a benefit as a compensation for carrying out, expediting, delaying, or not discharging the duties and responsibilities of his/her office.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1857a(c).
Gift Regardless of Giver Status
§ 1857a General Ethical Prohibitions
No public servant shall exploit the duties and powers of his/her office or public property or funds to directly or indirectly obtain any benefit not permitted by law for him/herself or a private person or business.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1857a(b).
§ 1858c Content of Reports
Every financial report to be filed by the members of the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, for the period covered by the report regarding the person who files the report and his/her family unit, shall include the following information:
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(e)(3) An account of every gift received, including among others, payment for transportation, meals, lodging and entertainment, indicating the name and address of the donor, when the total value per donor exceeds two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) per year, and the donor is other than a relative.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1858c(e)(3).
Gift from Lobbyist or Regulated Entity
(a) No public servant shall solicit any benefit for his/her agency, whether directly or indirectly, from a private person, business or public entity regulated or contracted by the former, nor carry out actions conducive to obtaining a contract.
A public servant may only accept a benefit for his/her agency from a private person, business or public entity that is neither regulated nor contracted by the former, or that does not carry out actions leading to obtaining a contract, provided that he/she complies with the regulations adopted for such purposes.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1857a(a).
Definitions and Exceptions
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms or phrases shall have the meaning stated below, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
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Gift.— Any money, assets or objects, financial opportunity, gratuities, discounts or benefits.
3 L.P.R.A. § 1854(ee).
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