A state official or state employee may not serve in a supervisory capacity over or enter a personal service contract with certain family members. These family members include: spouse; parents; children and their spouses; brothers and sisters; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and stepchildren, stepbrothers, and stepsisters.
"Supervisory capacity" means the authority to appoint, employ, hire, assign, transfer, promote, evaluate, reward, discipline, demote, or terminate.
The statute does not apply to an employment relationship or contract entered into before August 1, 1999, nor before the state official or state employee assumed the supervisory capacity. It also does not apply to any temporary work arrangement necessary to meet a critical and urgent agency need.