Legislative Ethics Board Advisory Opinions

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99-0199-01Conflict of interest - staff1999-08-12T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/99-01.aspx069087aspx720html
98-0698-06Legislator as executive director - Conflict of Interest 1998-09-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-06.aspx069086aspx830html
98-0598-05Gift - Hosting Appreciation Dinners1998-07-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-05.aspx069085aspx740html
98-0498-04Honoraria1998-05-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-04.aspx069084aspx480html
98-0398-03Use of Public Facilities - Brochures - Town Hall Meetings1998-05-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-03.aspx069083aspx390html
98-0298-02State fairs' pass - Gift1998-04-02T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-02.aspx069082aspx560html
98-0198-01Confidentiality - Bill Drafts1998-03-13T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/98-01.aspx069081aspx1430html
97-1297-12Committee mailings1998-01-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-12.aspx069080aspx400html
97-1197-11Legislative support to org (Denial) - Legislative duty 1997-12-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-11.aspx069079aspx410html
97-1097-10Museum reception - Gift1997-11-13T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-10.aspx069078aspx510html
97-0997-09Ballot measures - hearings - Normal and Regular Conduct 1997-12-11T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-09.aspx069077aspx1330html
97-0897-08Newsletters - Ballot Information1997-10-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-08.aspx069076aspx530html
97-0797-07Doorbelling - Use of Public Resources - Normal and Regular Conduct 1997-08-14T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-07.aspx069075aspx720html
97-0697-06Gifts - Special Privileges1997-06-12T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-06.aspx069074aspx550html
97-0597-05Ballot Measures - Use of Public Resources 1997-06-12T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-05.aspx069073aspx640html
97-0497-04Frequent flier miles - personal use1997-03-26T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-04.aspx069072aspx390html
97-0397-03Pre-appointment mailings1997-03-05T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-03.aspx069132aspx410html
97-0297-02Use of public resources - electronic mail 1997-02-17T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-02.aspx069131aspx510html
97-0197-01Contracts - State Agencies - Filing 1997-02-17T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/97-01.aspx069130aspx440html
96-1596-15Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Restaurant Association Event1997-01-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-15.aspx069129aspx630html
96-1496-14Use of Public Resources - Conference Travel - Mixed Purposes1996-12-10T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-14.aspx069128aspx330html
96-1396-13Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Lobbyists - Inaugural Ball1996-12-10T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-13.aspx069127aspx350html
96-1296-12Mailing - Constituent Updates1996-10-29T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-12.aspx069126aspx590html
96-1196-11Press releases - Normal and Regular Conduct1996-09-04T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-11.aspx069125aspx550html
96-1096-10Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Lobbyists - Reasonable Expectation1996-08-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-10.aspx069124aspx460html
96-0996-09Gifts - Travel1996-05-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-09.aspx069123aspx380html
96-0896-08Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Trade Mission1996-05-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-08.aspx069122aspx430html
96-0796-07Use of Public Resources - Congratulatory Letters 1996-05-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-07.aspx069121aspx390html
96-0696-06Mailings - Election Year Restrictions1996-05-28T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-06.aspx069120aspx270html
96-0596-05Private Use of Public resources - Book on Legislative Process1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-05.aspx069180aspx510html
96-0496-04Mailing - Newsletters - Questionnaire results1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-04.aspx069179aspx430html
96-0396-03Legislator's Contract - Beneficial Interest 1996-04-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-03.aspx069178aspx870html
96-0296-02Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Reasonable Expectation1996-01-19T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-02.aspx069177aspx560html
96-0196-01Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Lobbyists1996-01-12T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/96-01.aspx069176aspx530html
95-1995-19Mailing - Election Year1995-11-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-19.aspx069175aspx820html
95-1895-18Normal and Regular Conduct - Ballot Measures - De Minimis 1995-11-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-18.aspx069174aspx940html
95-1795-17Special Privileges - Private Benefit or Gain - Letters 1995-11-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-17.aspx069173aspx1130html
95-1695-16Conflict of Interest - Spouse's Employment1995-11-21T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-16.aspx069172aspx590html
95-1595-15Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Spouse's Traveling Expenses 1995-09-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-15.aspx069171aspx660html
95-1495-14Contracts with State Agencies - Filing1995-06-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-14.aspx069170aspx470html
95-1395-13Gifts - Complimentary Golf Fees1995-07-10T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-13.aspx069169aspx650html
95-1295-12Beneficial Interest - Spouse's Contract with State Agency - Filing1995-06-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-12.aspx069168aspx610html
95-1195-11Conflict of Interest - Official Duties - Compensation for Teaching1995-06-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-11.aspx069167aspx610html
95-1095-10Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Complimentary Tours Provided by Lobbyists 1995-06-23T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-10.aspx069166aspx490html
95-0995-09Beneficial Interests in State Contracts - Requirements for Filing 1995-06-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-09.aspx069165aspx440html
95-0895-08Personal Use - Frequent Flyer Miles1995-06-12T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-08.aspx069007aspx360html
95-0795-07Special Privileges - Legislator's Employer and Clients 1995-04-06T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-07.aspx069006aspx890html
95-0695-06Conflict of Interest - Contracts - Filing1995-03-22T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-06.aspx069005aspx450html
95-0595-05Gifts - Reasonable Expectation1995-03-03T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-05.aspx069004aspx530html
95-0495-04Conflict of Interest - Legislator's Vote1995-03-03T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-04.aspx069003aspx650html
95-0395-03Gifts - Contributing to Cost1995-02-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-03.aspx0115696aspx0html
95-0295-02Gifts - Conference Expenses Paid by Third Party 1995-02-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-02.aspx0115695aspx0html
95-0195-01Precedents from Senate, House, and Joint Ethics Board opinions 1995-02-09T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/95-01.aspx0115694aspx0html
19-0219-02Use of state resources to film video identifying a business2019-08-13T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/19-02.aspx0147158aspx0html
19-0119-01Soliciting Lobbyists for Donations2019-06-17T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/19-01.aspx07270aspx0html
17-0117-01Fundraising by legislators to pay private debts incurred in defense of ethics charges2017-06-30T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/17-01.aspx0115693aspx0html
15-0215-02Campaign site use of legislative link2015-08-18T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/15-02.aspx0115692aspx0html
15-0115-01Gift - admission to event2015-04-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/15-01.aspx0115691aspx0html
09-0109-01Campaign links to Legislature2009-10-09T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/09-01.aspx0115690aspx0html
07-0107-01Conflict of Interest - legislative duties and pending employment 2007-12-20T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/07-01.aspx0115689aspx0html
06-0106-01Public Resources - Advocacy on behalf of 3rd parties 2006-08-17T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/06-01.aspx0115688aspx0html
05-0105-01Congratulatory letters - Normal and Regular Conduct2005-01-20T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/05-01.aspx0115687aspx0html
04-0304-03Identical newsletters2004-04-15T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/04-03.aspx0115686aspx0html
04-0204-02Normal and Regular Conduct - Voter Registration 2004-05-20T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/04-02.aspx0115685aspx0html
04-0104-01Use of public resources - private web site - normal and regular conduct 2004-05-20T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/04-01.aspx0115684aspx0html
02-0102-01Appearance in a public capacity - gift exemption 2002-08-08T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/02-01.aspx0115683aspx0html
01-0101-01Legislator as pro tempore judge - conflict of interest2001-11-01T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/01-01.aspx0115682aspx0html
00-0500-05Congratulatory letters2001-01-10T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/00-05.aspx0115681aspx0html
00-0400-04Press releases - Use of Public Resources 2001-02-28T08:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/00-04.aspx0115680aspx0html
00-0300-03Valuation of lodging - Gift 2000-09-21T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/00-03.aspx0115679aspx0html
00-0200-02Internet - Links - Campaign Use of Public Resources 2000-08-01T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/00-02.aspx0115678aspx0html
00-0100-01Use of public resources - charitable fundraising2000-07-24T07:00:00Zhttp://leg.wa.gov/LEB/Opinions/AdvisoryOpinions/Pages/00-01.aspx0115677aspx0html