Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 9/21/2000 
Number 00-03 
Topic Valuation of lodging - Gift 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
Lobbyist offers legislator a night in lobbyist's personal residence in a resort area.  Is this a gift and if so how should the value be established?
Summary
The lodging is a gift since under these facts no exemption is applicable.  Board rejected lobbyist's valuation formula and concludes that one formula which could be used is an arms-length appraisal by a realtor to establish fair monthly rental value. RCW 42.52.010 and 42.52.150.
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