On June 21, 2012, the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board met and decided on the opinion summarized below. Click the Advisory Opinion number below to read the full text of the opinion. ADVISORY OPINION NO. 2012-7, Application of the Code of Ethics for Necessary Expenses. The Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board concluded that a staff member accompanying a public official to an event at which the public official is acting in his or her official capacity, e.g., giving a speech, may accept necessary expenses pursuant to General Statutes § 1-84 (k), if the staff member is providing essential support to the public official.
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