Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 7/24/2000 
Number 00-01 
Topic Use of public resources - charitable fundraising 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
Several issues were combined in this opinion.  The general theme is the extent to which legislators may raise money for, or assist in other ways, non-government entities.
Summary
The general rule is that with or without the use of public resources, legislators may not solicit lobbyists or lobbyist-employers on behalf of charities.  The use of government guides to include non-government community or public purpose organizations would not violate the Act if done in a non-selective manner.  RCW's 42.52.070, 42.52.140 and 42.52.160.
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