Ethics Tutorial - Colorado General Assembly
- Gift Ban - 5 of 25
Article XXIX of the state constitution (commonly referred to as Amendment 41) establishes a "gift ban" that prohibits a member of the General Assembly from accepting a gift worth more than $59 from any one person in a given year. There are 8 exceptions to the gift ban, including (provided for purposes of this scenario) an exception for the payment of reasonable expenses by a state or local government for attendance at a convention, fact-finding mission or trip, or other meeting. In order to qualify for this exception, the recipient must be scheduled to speak, make a presentation, participate on a panel, or represent the state or local government.
Sporting event tickets
You are a brand new legislator from Larimer County and you are delighted to receive a letter from the President of Colorado State University offering you two tickets to the highly anticipated CU-CSU football game. You know that the tickets have a value of approximately $150 per ticket. You also know that they are having a difficult time selling enough tickets to fill the stadium for this game.
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Last updated: 09 OCT 2015
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