Legislative Ethics Board Advisory Opinions
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2020

NumberDateTopic
20-01 9/16/2020Press releases, social media posts, speeches and talking points during election year freeze
20-02 12/24​/2020Fundraising by Legislators as part of Outside Employment​

2019

NumberDateTopic
19-01 6/17/2019Soliciting Lobbyists for Donations
19-02 8/13/2019Use of State Resources to Film Video Identifying a Business
19-03 11/5/2019Transfer to the Legislature of Previous Campaign or Personal Social Media Contacts
19-04a 3/30/2020Legislative employee participation in campaign activities
19-04b 5/28/2020Legislative employee participation in campaign activities
19-05 4/15/2020Status, Qualifications and Political Activities of Citizen Members of the Board

2017

NumberDateTopic
17-01 6/30/2017Fundraising by Legislators to Pay Private Debts Incurred in Defense of Ethics Charges

2015

NumberDateTopic
15-01 4/21/2015Gift - Admission to Event
15-02 8/18/2015Campaign Site Use of Legislative Link

2009

NumberDateTopic
09-01 10/9/2009Campaign Links to Legislature

2007

NumberDateTopic
07-01 12/20/2007Conflict of Interest - Legislative Duties and Pending Employment

2006

NumberDateTopic
06-01 8/17/2006Public Resources - Advocacy on Behalf of 3rd Parties

2005

NumberDateTopic
05-01 1/20/2005Congratulatory Letters - Normal and Regular Conduct

2004

NumberDateTopic
04-01 5/20/2004Use of Public Resources - Private Web Site - Normal and Regular Conduct
04-02 5/20/2004Normal and Regular Conduct - Voter Registration
04-03 4/15/2004Identical Newsletters

2002

NumberDateTopic
02-01 8/8/2002Appearance in a Public Capacity - Gift Exemption

2001

NumberDateTopic
01-01 11/1/2001Legislator as Pro Tempore Judge - Conflict of Interest

2000

NumberDateTopic
00-01 7/24/2000Use of public resources - charitable fundraising
00-02 8/1/2000Internet - Links - Campaign Use of Public Resources
00-03 9/21/2000Valuation of Lodging - Gift
00-04 2/28/2001Press Releases - Use of Public Resources
00-05 1/10/2001Congratulatory Letters

1999

NumberDateTopic
99-01 8/12/1999Conflict of Interest - Staff

1998

NumberDateTopic
98-01 3/13/1998Confidentiality - Bill Drafts
98-02 4/2/1998State fairs pass - Gift
98-03 5/1/1998Use of Public Facilities - Brochures - Town Hall Meetings
98-04 5/8/1998Honoraria
98-05 7/9/1998Gift - Hosting Appreciation Dinners
98-06 9/1/1998Legislator as Executive Director - Conflict of Interest

1997

NumberDateTopic
97-01 2/17/1997Contracts - State Agencies - Filing
97-02 2/17/1997Use of public resources - electronic mail
97-03 3/5/1997Pre-appointment Mailings
97-04 3/26/1997Frequent flier miles - personal use
97-05 6/12/1997Ballot Measures - Use of Public Resources
97-06 6/12/1997Gifts - Special Privileges
97-07 8/14/1997Doorbelling - Use of Public Resources - Normal and Regular Conduct
97-08 10/9/1997Newsletters - Ballot Information
97-09 12/11/1997Ballot Measures - Hearings - Normal and Regular Conduct
97-10 11/13/1997Museum Reception - Gift
97-11 12/29/1997Legislative Support to Organization (Denial) - Legislative Duty
97-12 1/29/1998Committee Mailings

1996

NumberDateTopic
96-01 1/12/1996Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Lobbyists
96-02 1/19/1996Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Reasonable Expectation
96-03 1/19/1996Legislator's Contract - Beneficial Interest
96-04 1/19/1996Mailing - Newsletters - Questionnaire results
96-05 4/18/1996Private Use of Public Resources - Book on Legislative Process
96-06 5/28/1996Mailings - Election Year Restrictions
96-07 5/28/1996Use of Public Resources - Congratulatory Letters
96-08 5/28/1996Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Trade Mission
96-09 5/28/1996Gifts - Travel
96-10 8/8/1996Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Lobbyists - Reasonable Expectation
96-11 9/4/1996Press Releases - Normal and Regular Conduct
96-12 10/29/1996Mailing - Constituent Updates
96-13 12/10/1996Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Lobbyists - Inaugural Ball
96-14 12/10/1996Use of Public Resources - Conference Travel - Mixed Purposes
96-15 1/9/1997Gifts - Complimentary Admission - Restaurant Association Event

1995

NumberDateTopic
95-01 2/9/1995Precedents from Senate, House, and Joint Ethics Board Opinions
95-02 2/9/1995Gifts - Conference Expenses Paid by Third Party
95-03 2/9/1995Gifts - Contributing to Cost
95-04 3/3/1995Conflict of Interest - Legislator's Vote
95-05 3/3/1995Gifts - Reasonable Expectation
95-06 3/22/1995Conflict of Interest - Contracts - Filing
95-07 4/6/1995Special Privileges - Legislator's Employer and Clients
95-08 6/12/1995Personal Use - Frequent Flyer Miles
95-09 6/8/1995Beneficial Interests in State Contracts - Requirements for Filing
95-10 6/23/1995Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Complimentary Tours Provided by Lobbyists
95-11 6/8/1995Conflict of Interest - Official Duties - Compensation for Teaching
95-12 6/8/1995Beneficial Interest - Spouse's Contract with State Agency - Filing
95-13 7/10/1995Gifts - Complimentary Golf Fees
95-14 6/8/1995Contracts with State Agencies - Filing
95-15 9/18/1995Gifts - Reasonable Expectation - Spouse's Traveling Expenses
95-16 11/21/1995Conflict of Interest - Spouse's Employment
95-17 11/21/1995Special Privileges - Private Benefit or Gain - Letters
95-18 11/21/1995Normal and Regular Conduct - Ballot Measures - De Minimis
95-19 11/21/1995Mailing - Election Year