The panel dismissed the seven complaints because no ethics violations occurred. They all involved alleged errors in campaign reports.
Commissioners also approved a proposal that would allow legislators and statewide elected officials to print and distribute newsletters at public expense up to 30 days after the end of the legislative session, which occurs in late May.
Information must relate to the legislator's or official's official duties, and it must not be designed to influence election results.
A proposal that would have allowed the commission to provide information from an investigation on a candidate to the contender's employer or licensing authority was withdrawn.
Commission Chairman Jo Pettigrew said the proposal made the Ethics Commission look like a “tattletale” to employers.