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1995 Wis Eth Bd 07 - BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND AGENCIES; INFLUENCING OFFICIAL JUDGMENT; SOLICITATION

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Neither the lobbying law nor Ethics Code applies to every state agency
employee. However, state employees are likely to report to, and act at the
direction of, individuals subject to one or both of these statutes. Therefore,
the Ethics Board advises that an agency may solicit and accept money from
others to cover administrative expenses for its project as long as (1)
individuals, businesses and organizations that are solicited for, or who make,
contributions are not likely to be substantially affected by statutes and rules
the agency administers and enforces; and (2) neither lobbyists nor organizations
that employ lobbyists are solicited unless a specific exception
pertains. OEB 95-7 (December 22, 1995)