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1992 Wis Eth Bd 23 - IMPROPER USE OF OFFICE; LEGISLATORS; SOLICITATION

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a. A legislator should not solicit or accept contributions from any
      organization that employs a lobbyist.

b. A legislator should not solicit or accept contributions of legal services or
      money to pay for legal services if the contributions could reasonably be
      expected to influence the legislator’s judgment or actions or be
      considered a reward for past action.

c. A legislator should not accept legal services or contributions to defray
      the legislator's legal expenses unless the legislator can demonstrate,
      clearly and convincingly, that the contribution is made primarily for a
      reason that is independent of holding a public office.

d. A legislator may, consistent with the statutes the Ethics Board administers,
      solicit contributions permitted and reported under §11.23 and
      even use the title and prestige of office to do that. However, a legislator
      may not both use public position to solicit contributions to an individual
      or group under §11.23 and then permit the group to pay for legal costs
      the legislator incurs; to do so would be to use your official position to
      solicit a private benefit. OEB 92-23

June 16, 1992