Advisory Opinions

An advisory opinion is only binding on the Ethics Committee for the specific case which was the subject of opinion.

The Ethics Committee publishes annual summaries of advisory opinions with deletions to prevent disclosure of the identity of the opinion requesters. Paper copies of advisory opinions are available from the Ethics Committee and the Legislative Library. Advisory opinions can be accessed via the Internet at

The legislative ethics law has been amended ten times since its creation in 1984. The amendments took effect in 1986, 1988, 1993, 1999 (with a few section changes effective 1998), 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

The 1993, 1999, and 2007 amendments were very extensive and made many of the previous advisory opinions obsolete.


Advisory Opinions by Subject 1984 - Current

Advisory Opinions by Year 1984 - Current