361. Every member of the council of a municipality who is present at a sitting when a matter in which he has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest is taken up for consideration shall disclose the general nature of his interest before discussions on the matter are begun and abstain from participating in the discussions and from voting or attempting to influence the vote on that matter.
The first paragraph also applies to a sitting of any board, committee or commission of the municipality or of a municipal body of which the council member is a member.
Where a sitting is not public, the member, in addition to complying with the requirements of the first paragraph, shall, after disclosing the general nature of his interest, leave the sitting while the matter is being discussed and voted on.
Where the matter is taken up for consideration at a sitting not attended by the member, he shall disclose the general nature of his interest at the first sitting attended by the member after becoming aware of that fact.
1987, c. 57, s. 361; 1999, c. 25, s. 33.