Advisory Opinion 055

REQUESTED BY: The Honorable Rod Johnson, Senator, 34th District, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

QUESTION: May a Senator use campaign funds to pay rent for an apartment in Lincoln during the course of legislative session?

CONCLUSION

No.

ANALYSIS

The residence of the Senator requesting the advisory opinion is Harvard, Nebraska. He advises that he has signed a six-month lease for an apartment in Lincoln to serve as a "temporary residence for him during, and only during, the legislative session."

Advisory Opinion 055

REQUESTED BY: The Honorable Rod Johnson, Senator, 34th District, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

QUESTION: May a Senator use campaign funds to pay rent for an apartment in Lincoln during the course of legislative session?

CONCLUSION

No.

ANALYSIS

The residence of the Senator requesting the advisory opinion is Harvard, Nebraska. He advises that he has signed a six-month lease for an apartment in Lincoln to serve as a "temporary residence for him during, and only during, the legislative session."

Advisory Opinion 052

REQUESTED BY: Lloyd W. Kilmer, 682 South 84th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

ANALYSIS

Dear Mr. Kilmer:

This letter is in response to your letter of August 18, 1982 to Ms. Dannie Trautwein, Political Accountability Commission, for an opinion concerning whether you as a public official have a prohibited conflict of interest under the circumstances spelled out in that letter and the following additional facts:

Advisory Opinion 051

REQUESTED BY: John F. Cole, 250 Mohawk, #4, Syracuse, NE 68446

ANALYSIS:

Dear Mr. Cole:

In response to the letter of your attorney, Alan M. Wood, dated July 23, 1982, requesting an advisory opinion and in view of the questions considered at the time of your appearance before the Commission on August 27, 1982, be advised of the following:

(A) A policeman's uniform may not be worn while engaging in deliberate political campaign activity such as distributing campaign materials.

Advisory Opinion 050

REQUESTED BY: Fred Sebesta, Waste Management Supervisor, Permits and Enforcement Section, Department of Environmental Control, Box 94877, Statehouse Station, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

QUESTION: May members of the local chapter of a professional association pay or reimburse the travel expenses of another member, who is an employee of the executive branch of state government, to attend meetings of the parent organization's board of directors?

CONCLUSION

Yes.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 048

REQUESTED BY: Lincoln City-Lancaster County Planning and Zoning Commission, c/o Dana W. Roper, Assistant City Attorney, County-City Building, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

QUESTION: Must a member of the Lincoln City-Lancaster County Planning and Zoning Commission file a Statement of Potential Conflict with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission with respect to a zoning or land-use planning matter that is subject to the jurisdiction of the City of Lincoln as distinguished from the County of Lancaster?

CONCLUSION

No.

FACTS