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