2010-06-02(1) - WRITTEN OPINIONS
2010-06-02(1). WRITTEN OPINIONS
GARY O. BARTLETT
P.O. BOX 27255
RALEIGH, NC 27611-7255
June 2, 2010
Senator Charlie W. Albertson
North Carolina State Senate
523 Legislative Office Building
300 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
RE: NOAA Award Ceremony, June 10, 2010
Dear Senator Albertson:
You have requested a written opinion pursuant to NC General Statute § 163-278.23 regarding the use of your campaign committee's funds to pay for your son's travel expenses to an award ceremony where you will be honored.
Your son's accompaniment to the June 10, 2010 awarding of the "Coastal Steward of the Year" honor from NOAA would be considered an expenditure arising out of holding public office. Thus it is allowable for the expenses to be paid using funds from your campaign committee pursuant to NC General Statute § 163-278.16B(2).
This opinion is based upon the facts as stated in your letter dated May 27,2010. If those facts should change, you should evaluate whether this opinion is still applicable and binding. In addition, changes in statutes and case law may affect this opinion and you should evaluate their applicability. This opinion will be filed with the Codifier of Rules to be published unedited in the North Carolina Register and the North Carolina Administrative Code.
Congratulations on your well-deserved award.
Gary O. Bartlett
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