Advisory Opinion 126

REQUESTED BY: Karen Gehle, Executive Vice President, Nebraska Realtors Association

QUESTION: 1) May an Issues Mobilization Committee function in the described manner without being a separate segregated political fund or PAC?

2) May an industry trade or professional association sponsor more than one Nebraska state separate segregated political fund or PAC?

3) May an Issues Mobilization Committee of an industry, trade or professional association accept and disburse funds as set forth in six specific situations?

CONCLUSION

Advisory Opinion 124

REQUESTED BY: Kerry P. Eagan, Deputy Lancaster County Attorney

QUESTION: Does a County Commissioner have a conflict of interest if he or she is on the Board of Directors of a non-profit corporation which exists for the purpose of raising funds for county care facilities and their residents?

CONCLUSION

See analysis.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 123

REQUESTED BY: Chrisite Schroff, Attorney for Lincoln Independent Business Association PAC

QUESTION: May the funds of a Separate Segregated Political Fund or PAC be used to hire an intern to do political research?

CONCLUSION

Yes, under the circumstances described and subject to the conditions set forth.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 122

REQUESTED BY: Larry Ruth, Attorney at Law

QUESTION: Do certain features of a fundraising effort for the Legal Defense Fund of a State Senator comply with the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act?

CONCLUSION

See Analysis

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 121

REQUESTED BY: P.J. Morgan, Mayor, City of Omaha

QUESTION: 1) Is an individual assuming the office of Mayor of the City of Omaha required to liquidate his business and real estate holdings or place his interest in a blind trust? 2) If the Mayor of Omaha places his assets and real estate holdings in a blind trust is he exempted from fulfilling the requirements of Section 49-1499 and Section 49-14,103.01?

CONCLUSION

As to question #1 no. As to question #2 see Analysis.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 120

REQUESTED BY: Joe E. Hanna, Secretary, Board of Education, Omaha School District.

QUESTION: Does ownership of a bond by a member of the school board issuing the bond constitute an interest in a contract with the school district?

CONCLUSION

Yes.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 119

REQUESTED BY: The Honorable Spencer W. Morrissey, State Senator, Legislative District #01

QUESTION : Does part time employment as a State Legislation Director for an international union constitute a conflict of interest with the duties of a state senator?

CONCLUSION

See Analysis.

FACTS

Advisory Opinion 117

REQUESTED BY: Lori Paulsen, Compliance Specialist, Nebraska Department of Environmental Control.

QUESTION: May an employee of the Department of Environmental Control have a financial interest in a business which provides training to Waste Water Treatment Facility Operators for the purpose of helping them secure their operators certificates from the Department of Environmental Control?

CONCLUSION

See Analysis.

FACTS