|Advisory Opinion 14-01
Whether utility district commissioners are required to file Statements of Interest with the Tennessee Ethics Commission pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-50-501 et seq.
|Advisory Opinion 09-01
||Whether Housing Industry PAC is controlled by an employer of a lobbyist and therefore prohibited from making campaign contributions to a gubernatorial candidate during legislative session pursuant to Tenn. Code. Ann. § 3-6-304(i).
|Advisory Opinion 08-09
||Whether members of the Tennessee Commission on Uniform Legislation are “officials in the legislative branch”as defined by Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-6-301(20), and if so whetherpersons communicating with such members for compensation for the purpose of influencing legislative action or administrative actionare engaged in “lobbying” as defined in Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-6-301(15)and must therefore register as lobbyists as required by Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-6-302.
|Advisory Opinion 08-08
||Interpretation of T.C.A. §§ 3-6-305(b)(2),(b)(4) and (b)(7) with
respect to whether State Officials may attend a conference
partially funded by employers of lobbyists, and accept
free materials and promotional items provided by the
employers of lobbyists in connection with the conference.
|Advisory Opinion 08-07
||Interpretation of Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 3-6-117
with regard to whether requests for informal
responses are confidential, and whether
the responses are public records.
|Advisory Opinion 08-06
||Interpretation of T.C.A. § 3-6-301(11) with respect to whether an official in the executive branch whose registration fee for a conference or educational seminar is waived by an employer of a lobbyist may receive refreshments incidental to the conference or educational seminar if these refreshments are included in the registration fee.
|Advisory Opinion 08-05
||Interpretation of T.C.A. §§ 3-6-301 and 3-6-305 with respect to whether the Ethics Reform Act permits an employer of a lobbyist to provide, and a general assembly member to receive, benefits provided in connection with a reception for Tennessee delegates at a national party convention.
|Advisory Opinion 08-04, Part II
||Interpretation Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 3-6-305(b) with regard to whether any of the exceptions to the giftban contained therein allow state officials who are members of a non-profit organization to solicit contributions from employers of lobbyists for thepurpose of supporting a conference of state government officials.
|Advisory Opinion 08-04, Part I
||Whether Tenn. Code Ann. § 3-6-305(a)(2), places
restrictions on various fundraising activities of a
professional association whose membership includes
state officials, or upon the participation of those
state officials in such activities.
|Advisory Opinion 08-03
||Interpretation of T.C.A. § 3-6-305 with respect to
whether the Act prohibits an employer of a lobbyist from
paying the expenses of a “politically active” stroke
survivor who is also an official in the executive
branch to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate
in an annual “Lobby Day.”
|Advisory Opinion 08-02
||Interpretation of T.C.A. § 3-6-301(8) with respect to acceptance of an award, reimbursement of expenses and an honorarium from a national professional organization
|Advisory Opinion 08-01
||Interpretation of T.C.A. § 3-6-305 with respect to an employer of a lobbyist providing commemorative bottles of wine and glasses to members of the Legislature in connection with an
all-legislative and in-state event.
|Advisory Opinion 07-12
||Interpretation of T.C.A. §§ 3-6-301, et seq.,
with respect to whether a lobbyist, employer
of a lobbyist, or lobbying firm may host a fundraiser
or provide a venue for a fundraising event for a member
or candidate for the Tennessee General Assembly.
|Advisory Opinion 07-10
||Interpretation of T.C.A. § 3-6-301, et seq. regarding lobbyist registration requirements for employees of public relations firms.
|Advisory Opinion 07-09
||T.C.A. §3-6-301(15); Registration Requirements of Transportation Authority
|Advisory Opinion 07-07
||Interpretation of T.C.A. §§ 3-6-304 and 3-6-305,
with respect to an employer of a lobbyist’s ability to provide travel expenses and otherwise
underwrite professional conferences.
|Advisory Opinion 07-06
||T.C.A. §3-6-301(8); Employer Registration Requirements for Lobbyist Retained w/o Authorization
|Advisory Opinion 07-05
||T.C.A. §3-6-304(j); Application of Ban on Campaign Contributions to Various Types of Candidates
|Advisory Opinion 07-04
||T.C.A. §§2-10-122, 125, 126; Requirements for Filing Disclosure of Consulting Services
|Advisory Opinion 07-03
||Interpretation of § T.C.A. 3-6-304(j)
with respect to whether a lobbyist make may campaign contributions
in her capacity as an as an officer of a political action committee.
|Advisory Opinion 07-02
||T.C.A. §3-6-305(b)(6); Participation of General Assembly Members in Charitable Events
|Advisory Opinion 07-01
T.C.A. §3-6-301, et seq.; Application of Gift Ban to Affiliate Members
|Advisory Opinion 06-03
||T.C.A. §3-6-301, et seq.; Registration Requirements for Persons Monitoring Legislation
|Advisory Opinion 06-02
||T.C.A. §§3-6-301(15) & (17); Registration Requirements for Attorneys
||T.C.A. § 3-6-301, et seq.; Commencement of Lobbyist Registration Deadline