Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 11/13/1997 
Number 97-10 
Topic Museum reception - Gift 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
AT&T is hosting a charitable fundraiser for an art museum and is inviting legislators.  The event will feature a presentation of AT&T services at dinner followed by a complimentary entrance to the museum collection.
Summary
The dinner portion would not violate the Ethics Act, RCW 42.52.150(5).  AT&T is the corporate sponsor, otherwise the prohibition against registered lobbyists or lobbyist-employers purchasing admission, providing table hosting, or otherwise sponsoring the attendance of legislators or legislative staff on a third party basis would be applicable.  Admission to the museaum is a non-incidential entertainment expense and subject to gift limitations. RCW 42.52.150.
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