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OPINION #

OPINION ISSUANCE DATE

OPINION SHORT TITLE

 

2014 OPINIONS
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14-EC-002(.PDF)

05/23/2014

Contributions made through the internet
14-EC-001(.PDF)

02/21/2014

Marriage ceremonies performed by Justices of the Peace
 

2013 OPINIONS
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13-EC-002(.PDF)

09/20/2013

Contributions to candidate from his or her corporation
13-EC-001 (.PDF)

04/19/2013

Using Cashier's Check to Make Contribution

2012 OPINIONS
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12-EC-004 (.PDF)

07/13/2012

Using Campaign Fund to Attend National Convention
12-EC-003 (.PDF)

04/20/2012

City Employment of Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy
12-EC-002 (.PDF)

01/20/2012

Filing of SFI by Chair of Academic Department of University
12-EC-001 (HTML)
12-EC-001
(.PDF)

01/20/2012

Donation from county official to county served

2011 OPINIONS
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11-EC-004 (HTML)
11-EC-004
(.PDF)

06/24/2011

Receipt of Retirement Gifts by Public Servants
11-EC-003 (HTML)
11-EC-003
(.PDF)

05/20/2011

Participation by commission member in decision-making process
11-EC-002 (HTML)
11-EC-002 (.PDF)

01/21/2011

Employment of Legislator in ADFA programs
11-EC-001 (HTML)
11-EC-001 (.PDF)

01/21/2011

Employment of Legislator by entity which participates in ADFA programs

2010 OPINIONS
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10-EC-004 (HTML)
10-EC-004 (.PDF)

11/19/10

Donation of Public Relations Svc to State Commission
10-EC-003 (HTML)
10-EC-003 (.PDF)

09/17/2010

Transfer of Funds by a Candidate to a Political Party
10-EC-002 (HTML)
10-EC-002 (.PDF)

06/18/2010

Legal Defense Fund
10-EC-001 (HTML)
10-EC-001 (.PDF
)

03/19/2010

Disposal of Campaign Funds by Withdrawn Candidate

2009 OPINIONS
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09-EC-003 (HTML)
09-EC-003 (.PDF)
09/18/2009 Special Event Reporting
09-EC-002 (HTML)
09-EC-002 (.PDF)
09/18/2009 PAC Itemization Threshold
09-EC-001 (HTML)
09-EC-001 (.PDF)
02/11/2009 Persons Required to File SFI
2008 OPINIONS
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08-EC-011 (HTML)
08-EC-011 (.PDF)

12/19/2008 Permissible PAC Activities

08-EC-010 (HTML)
08-EC-010 (.PDF)

9/19/2008 Use of Public Property for Campaign Purposes

08-EC-009 (HTML)
08-EC-009 (.PDF)

08/15/2008 Member of Ethics Commission prohibited from simultaneously serving on another state board or commission

08-EC-008 (HTML)
08-EC-008 (.PDF)

08/15/2008 Reporting public funds spent to expressly advocate passage or defeat of ballot measure

08-EC-007 (HTML)
08-EC-007 (.PDF)

07/18/2008 Acceptance of Honorariums

08-EC-006 (HTML)
08-EC-006 (.PDF)

06/20/2008 Awards Presented to State Employees

08-EC-005

05/16/2008 Applicability of PAC registration and reporting requirements to entity soliciting funds to make contributions to ballot and legislative question committees
08-EC-004 05/16/2008 Disclosure by legislators of sales of goods or services to state entities
08-EC-003 03/19/2008 Campaign Debt Retirement
08-EC-002 02/15/2008 Filing of financial reports by persons engaging in express advocacy regarding a ballot measure
08-EC-001 01/18/2008 County contracting with employer of quorum court member

2007 OPINIONS
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07-EC-007 11/16/2007 Awarding of longevity bonuses by members of legislative body
07-EC-006 10/19/2007 Elected official receiving additional compensation from governmental entity served
07-EC-005 10/19/2007 Receipt of outside compensation by public servants
07-EC-004 08/17/2007 Decision Making by Members of State Boards/Commissions
07-EC-003 08/17/2007 PAC Contributions by a Group of Related Companies
07-EC-002 03/16/2007 Payment of Expenses of Election Contest
07-EC-001 02/16/2007 Transfer of Carryover Funds to Exploratory Committee

2006 OPINIONS
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06-EC-005 06/16/2006 Guidance regarding paid political advertisements
06-EC-004 04/21/2006 Issue Advocacy
06-EC-003 02/17/2006 Filing of Statement of Financial Interest by state board appointee
06-EC-002 02/17/2006 Lobbyist seeking to influence personnel decision of state agency
06-EC-001 01/08/2006 Filing of SFI by Board Member of Solid Waste Management District
2005 OPINIONS
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05-EC-016 11/18/2005 PAC registration and reporting requirements
05-EC-015 11/18/2005 Acceptance of contribution from out-of-state PAC which is not registered in Arkansas
05-EC-014 11/18/2005 Public servantís dual participation in municipal league and company with which it does business
05-EC-013 09/16/2005 State Employee Receiving Consulting Fee for Participation in Advisory Board Meeting
05-EC-012 08/19/2005 School Superintendent Potential Conflict of Interest
05-EC-011 07/22/2005 State Employee Potential Conflict of Interest
05-EC-010 06/13/2005 Lobbying by Members of the General Assembly
05-EC-009 06/13/2005 Transfer of Funds from Federal Campaign to State Campaign
05-EC-008 05/20/2005 Registration and reporting by PACs and county political party committees
05-EC-007 04/15/2005 Filing of SFI by members of municipal and county boards and commissions
05-EC-006 04/15/2005 Political party fundraising and making of independent expenditures by political party
05-EC-005 03/18/2005 Sale of Real Property by Water District to Employee
05-EC-004 03/18/2005 Use of Campaign Funds for Political Mailing
05-EC-003 03/18/2005 Dual Filing of SFI
05-EC-002 02/18/2005 Legislator participating in legislative process surrounding matter which may affect his or her financial status
05-EC-001 01/21/2005 Receipt of Stipend for Teacher Preparing and Serving as "In-Service" Trainer

2004 OPINIONS
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04-EC-006 12/17/2004 School board member voting to hire brother
04-EC-005 07/16/2004 Member of General Assembly serving on POA board
04-EC-004 05/21/2004 Receipt by approved PAC of contribution from an out-of-state PAC
04-EC-003 04/16/2004 Voting on ordinance benefiting employer
04-EC-002 01/16/2004 Filing of SFI by board of visitors
04-EC-001 01/16/2004 Hiring of sister-in-law by judge

2003 OPINIONS
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03-EC-004 12/19/2003 Reporting of contributions received by political parties
03-EC-003 07/18/2003 Political party hiring unsuccessful candidate as political consultant
03-EC-002 02/21/2003 Making of Contributions by PACs
03-EC-001 01/17/2003 Filing of SFI by Members of Intermodal Facilities Board

2002 OPINIONS
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02-EC-009 10/18/2002 Sending of campaign related e-mail messages
02-EC-008 08/23/2002 Campaign Contributions from Corporations
02-EC-007 08/23/2002 Expenses Reimbursable from Campaign Account
02-EC-006 06/21/2002 Trips and Entertainment Paid For By Nongovernmental Sources
02-EC-005 05/17/2002 Public servant devoting time or labor during usual office hours towards campaign
02-EC-004 05/17/2002 Use of "mailboxes" in courthouse for campaign purposes
02-EC-003 04/19/2002 Filing of SFI by members of suburban improvement district
02-EC-002 03/15/2002 Receipt of Free Parking Passes
02-EC-001 02/15/2002 Valuation of Skybox Tickets

2001 OPINIONS
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01-EC-008 12/14/2001 Restrictions Applicable to Members of State Boards
01-EC-007 11/16/2001 Reporting of Campaign Contributions
01-EC-006 08/17/2001 Receipt of non-money contributions by PAC to be used as golf tournament awards
01-EC-005 08/17/2001 Permissibility of member of state board accepting a position of employment in state government.
01-EC-004 07/20/2001 Receipt of expense reimbursements by members of advisory panel formed by non-profit organization
01-EC-003 06/15/2001 Hiring of Family Member by Mayor
01-EC-002 03/16/2001 Tokens of appreciation presented to public servants
01-EC-001 01/19/2001 Use of item of public property for campaign purposes

2000 OPINIONS
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00-EC-014 12/15/2000 Required Contents of a SFI
00-EC-013 11/09/2000 Receipt of judicial robe by person elected to judicial position
00-EC-012 11/09/2000 Use of campaign funds to make contributions to a political party
00-EC-011 11/09/2000 Valuation of food and beverages provided to public servant and guest
00-EC-010 10/13/2000 Exception to definition of gift for food, lodging and travel
00-EC-009 09/15/2000 Contract between constitutional officer and school district
00-EC-008 08/18/2000 Receipt of monetary awards by teachers
00-EC-007 05/19/2000 Hosting of recognition dinner for public official
00-EC-006 05/19/2000 ASEA state employee of the year award
00-EC-005 05/19/2000 Sale of season football tickets to public servants
00-EC-004 04/21/2000 Filing of SFI by improvement district board members15
00-EC-003 03/17/2000 Receipt of Compensation by Members of General Assembly
00-EC-002 01/21/2000 City Court Judges
00-EC-001 01/21/2000 Receipt of Outside Compensation by Coaches

1999 OPINIONS
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99-EC-022 12/17/1999 Splitting of PAC Contributions
99-EC-021 12/17/1999 Oaklawn Season Passes
99-EC-020 11/19/1999 Who Files a Statement of Financial Interest
99-EC-019 11/19/1999 PAC to PAC Contributions
99-EC-018 10/22/1999 Acceptance of Complimentary Registration
99-EC-017 10/22/1999 Contributions to a PAC
99-EC-016 09/17/1999 Corporate Sponsorship of Conference
99-EC-015 09/17/1999 Providing Complimentary Registration and Booth Space
99-EC-014 09/17/1999 ASU Legislative Day
99-EC-013 08/27/1999 Conversion of Small Donor PAC
99-EC-012 08/27/1999 Cash Award for Public Servant
99-EC-011 08/27/1999 Food & Lodging for Conference Attendants
99-EC-010 08/27/1999 Suburban Improvement Districts
99-EC-009 07/30/1999 Group Discounts
99-EC-008 07/30/1999 Special Event Exception
99-EC-007 07/30/1999 Analysis of Gift Prohibition Statute
99-EC-006 05/21/1999 Stacking and Splitting
99-EC-005 05/21/1999 Act 553
99-EC-004 04/16/1999 Political Advertisement
99-EC-003 04/16/1999 Independent Expenditures
99-EC-002 01/22/1999 Statement of Financial Interest
99-EC-001 01/22/1999 Governor's Inauguration

1998 OPINIONS
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98-EC-021 12/18/1998 Campaign Finance Law
98-EC-020 11/20/1998 Inaugural Event
98-EC-019 09/24/1998 Nonpartisan Political Rally
98-EC-018 08/27/1998 Ballot Question Committee Contributions
98-EC-017 08/27/1998 Limits on Contributions to PACs
98-EC-016 07/22/1998 Campaign Contribution
98-EC-015 07/22/1998 Ten-day Preelection Report
98-EC-014 07/17/1998 Unopposed Candidate
Request Withdrawn   98-EC-013
98-EC-012 07/17/1998 Use of State Stationery
98-EC-011 06/19/1998 Ballot Question Committee Contributions
98-EC-010 06/19/1998 Federal Campaign Committee Contributions
98-EC-009 05/22/1998 Wedding Gifts
98-EC-008 04/17/1998 Raffle
98-EC-007 04/17/1998 Charitable Donation
Request Withdrawn   98-EC-006
98-EC-005 03/27/1998 Carryover Funds Donations
Request Withdrawn   98-EC-004
98-EC-003 05/22/1998 Income and Actual Expenses
98-EC-002 02/20/1998 Sources of Income
98-EC-001 02/20/1998 Citizen Complaint

1997 OPINIONS
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97-EC-018 12/17/1997 Contributions and Expenditures by Auxiliary Committees
97-EC-017 10/16/1997 Use of State-owned Transportation
97-EC-016 10/17/1997 Lobbying -- Government Services
97-EC-015 10/16/1997 Contributions for Primary and General Elections
97-EC-014 10/17/1997 Statement of Financial Interest -- Creditors and Debts
97-EC-013 07/14/1997 Reimbursement of Lobbyist for Food, etc.
97-EC-012(B) 08/21/1997 County Political Committee Event
97-EC-012(A) 08/21/1997 Loans of Items as Contributions
97-EC-011 08/21/1997 Fair Market Value - Private Airplane Usage
97-EC-010 08/21/1997 Public Appearances and Honoraria
97-EC-009 08/21/1997 Term Limits -- Fund Raising
97-EC-008 07/14/1997 Auxiliary Groups of Political Parties
97-EC-007 07/14/1997 Exploratory Committees
97-EC-006 ??/??/1997 Lobbying Reports - Taxes & Tips
97-EC-005(B) 06/20/1997 Reimbursement for Auto Expenses
97-EC-005(A) 06/20/1997 Campaign Funds - Leasing Airplanes
97-EC-004 ??/??/1997 Reporting Travel As Gift
97-EC-003(C) 04/??/1997 Use Of Campaign Funds
97-EC-003(B) 04/??/1997 Use Of Carryover And Surplus Funds
97-EC-003(A) 04/??/1997 Use Of Carryover And Surplus Funds
97-EC-002 03/10/1997 Campaign Funds - Payment Of Fines
97-EC-001 03/10/1997 Contribution To Another's Campaign

1996 OPINIONS
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96-EC-008 01/22/1996 Campaign Debt Retirement
96-EC-007 06/10/1996 Officials' Transition Expenses
96-EC-006 06/20/1996 County Political Committee Contributions
96-EC-005 ??/??/1996 Campaigns - Volunteer Services
96-EC-004 04/26/1996 Use of Surplus Funds
96-EC-003 ??/??/1996 Exploratory Committees
96-EC-002 05/20/1996 Conflict of Interest
96-EC-001 03/12/1996 Campaign Debt Retirement

1995 OPINIONS
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95-EC-001

11/09/1995 Reporting Requirements - Constitutional Convention Delegates

1994 OPINIONS
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94-EC-002 08/03/1994 Ballot Question Committees
94-EC-001 03/23/1994 Contributions - When Prohibited

1993 OPINIONS
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93-EC-006 09/27/1993 Conflict of Interest
93-EC-005 09/16/1993 SFI - Suburban Improvement Districts
93-EC-004 06/21/1993 Lobbyist - Exceptions to Definition
93-EC-003 05/03/1993 Campaign Debt Retirement
93-EC-002 05/03/1993 Campaign Reporting - Threshold
93-EC-001 02/09/1993 Contributions - When Prohibited

1992 OPINIONS
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92-EC-023 11/19/1992 Retaining Carryover Funds
92-EC-022 10/22/1992 SFI - Suburban Improvement Districts
92-EC-021 10/22/1992 Spouse's Contributions
92-EC-020 08/27/1992 Disposal of Campaign Property
92-EC-019 08/27/1992 Campaign Contributions
92-EC-018 08/03/1992 Use of Surplus Funds
92-EC-017 04/30/1992 Lobbying - Defined
92-EC-016 05/28/1992 Use of Surplus Funds
92-EC-015 05/28/1992 Election Cycle
92-EC-014 05/29/1992 Contribution - Time of Receipt
92-EC-013 05/29/1992 Personal Use of Campaign Funds
92-EC-012 04/30/1992 Campaign Expenses - Reimbursement
92-EC-011 04/30/1992 Campaign Reporting - Threshold
92-EC-010 05/29/1992 Maintaining Records of Contributions
92-EC-009 04/30/1992 Filing Deadlines
92-EC-008 04/30/1992 Campaign Disclosure Reports
92-EC-007 04/30/1992 Personal Use of Campaign Funds
92-EC-006 04/30/1992 Reporting Campaign Surplus
92-EC-005 04/30/1992 PACs - Registration
92-EC-004 04/30/1992 Personal Contributions
92-EC-003 03/26/1992 PACs - Monetary Limits
92-EC-002 02/25/1992 Contributions to Ballot Issues
92-EC-001 03/26/1992 Employees as Lobbyists

1991 OPINIONS
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91-EC-012 12/11/1991

Campaign Debt Retirement

91-EC-011 10/15/1991 PACs - Campaign Contributions
91-EC-010 10/15/1991 PACs -"Approved" Status
91-EC-009 08/03/1991 Lobbyist Defined
91-EC-008 08/22/1991 Special Event
91-EC-007 08/22/1991 Campaign Finance - Criminal Sanctions
91-EC-006 06/25/1991 SFI - Private Employment
91-EC-005 06/25/1991 Campaign Debt Retirement
91-EC-004(A) 08/22/1991 Carryover Funds
91-EC-004 06/24/1991 Surplus Campaign Funds - Use
91-EC-003 06/24/1991 SFI - Reimbursement of Expenses
91-EC-002 06/18/1991 PACs - Improper Funds
91-EC-001 05/30/1991 PACs -"Approved" Defined

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINIONS
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The Office of the Attorney General had opinion jurisdiction over Initiated Act 1 of 1988 during the period 1989-1990.  The opinions which appear below are the Attorney General's opinions on the issue of ethics for that period.
90-E-289 11/21/1990 Surplus Funds
89-E-31 09/12/1989 Conflict of Interest
89-E-26 05/24/1989 Lobbyist Activity Reports
89-E-24 05/17/1989 Lobbyist - Registration
89-E-22 05/16/1989 Lobbyist Activity Reports
89-E-19 05/11/1989 Conflict of Interest
89-E-18 05/16/1989 Lobbyist - Corporate Registration
89-E-15 04/07/1989 Lobbyist - Registration
89-E-14 02/27/1989 Necessary Contact - Defined
89-E-7 02/08/1989 Lobbyist - Definition
89-E-3 01/24/1989 Lobbying - Church
89-E-2 01/24/1989 Lobbying - Gift Defined
89-E-1 01/24/1989 Statement of Financial Interest

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