Advisory Opinions Archives 1991 to 2000
DISCLAIMER: Please note that the older advisory opinions may have been superseded by subsequent law, in particular the 1993 Amendments to the Reporting Act. In addition, the Commission may have adopted subsequent regulations and/or issued subsequent advisory opinions concerning an issue addressed in an Advisory Opinion.
Advisory Opinion 04 2000 Reporting of contributions held in escrow.
Advisory Opinion 03 2000 Attorney General opinion concerning prohibition on contributions from a subsidiary of a corporation that may be a regulated entity.
Advisory Opinion 02-2000 Withdrawn.
Advisory Opinion 01 2000 Candidate participation as basis for denying Continuing Political Committee status.
Advisory Opinion 05 1999 Use of candidate funds for meeting and reception expenses.
Advisory Opinion 04 1999 Acceptance of Contribution from an estate.
Advisory Opinion No. 03 1999 Withdrawn.
Advisory Opinion 02 1999 Investment of Campaign Funds.
Advisory Opinion 01 1999 Attorney General opinion concerning prohibition on contributions from members of a credit union.
Advisory Opinion 08 1998 Transfer of Joint Candidates Committee funds to special election fund.
Advisory Opinion No. 07 1998 Withdrawn.
Advisory Opinion 06 1998 Candidate and public question committee ties.
Advisory Opinion 05 1998 Use of candidate funds for campaign-related auto accident.
Advisory Opinion 04 1998 Use of candidate funds for educational expense.
Advisory Opinion 03 1998 Donation of goods as contribution or lobbying expenditure.
Advisory Opinion 02 1998 Postelection refund of contribution by publicly-financed gubernatorial candidate.
Advisory Opinion No. 01 1998 Lobbying; Commission declined to respond.
Advisory Opinion 08 1997 Candidate responsible to report as expense statements written in municipal newsletter if distributed within 90 days of election
Advisory Opinion 07 1997 Cost of state party TV ad allocated to publicly-financed gubernatorial candidate expenditure limit.
Advisory Opinion 06 1997 Campaign funds usability for spouse and children accompanying officeholder on trip in carrying out duties of office.
Advisory Opinion 05 1997 Can contributions by credit card be accepted for matching funds?
Advisory Opinion 04 1997 Can candidate committee of elected candidate be subject to contribution limits in giving to other candidates in runoff who were part of slate. Contributions made by credit card and could they slate.
Advisory Opinion 02 1997 Can a NJ PAC receive contributions from an out of state and federal PAC? - Referred to OAG
Advisory Opinion 01 1997 Lobbyist organization reporting employer contributions for benefits as wages and compensation
Advisory Opinion 08 1996 Winning raffle ticket purchased with campaign funds & disposition of potential winnings.
Advisory Opinion 07 1996 Insurance company employees establishing a CPC without violating restrictions by regulated industries. Referred to OAG
Advisory Opinion 06 1996 Using candidate committee funds to produce and distribute County Commissioners annual report.
Advisory Opinion 05 1996 Lobbying disclosure and state exemption for communications regarding regulations.
Advisory Opinion 04 1996 Transfer campaign funds in Assembly election to a future State Senate campaign.
Advisory Opinion 03 1996 Reporting funds for birthday party of elected official with no proceeds for campaign.
Advisory Opinion 02 1996 Legislators establishing ideological organization.
Advisory Opinion 01 1996 Allocating contribution to state party under state and federal accounts.
Advisory Opinion 13 1995 Can officeholder use campaign funds for legal defense and establish a legal defense fund.
Advisory Opinion 12 1995 Can a governor participate in a federal Nonconnected committee -- Would a communication committee be a reportable contribution.
Advisory Opinion 11 1995 Are organizations comprised of local officials bound by Lobbying Act?
Advisory Opinion 10 1995 Contributions by regulated companies. Referred to OAG
Advisory Opinion 09 1995 Can withdrawn candidate transfer money to a CPC that he and his supporters start?
Advisory Opinion 08 1995 Contributions by non-majority shareholders of regulated companies. Referred to OAG
Advisory Opinion 07 1995 Reporting and contribution limits for retiring Assembly member.
Advisory Opinion 06 1995 Using Assembly campaign funds and contributions limits in Senate special election.
Advisory Opinion 05 1995 Unopposed candidates in primary subject to report constituent communications within 90 days of primary.
Advisory Opinion 04 1995 Leftover campaign funds to be used in seeking a campaign for county party office.
Advisory Opinion 03 1995 Candidate serving as treasurer of county party committee.
Advisory Opinion 02 1995 Use of campaign funds to purchase TV and establish cable service for Legislative office.
Advisory Opinion 01 1995 Donation of campaign funds to help with medical expenses of a family.
Advisory Opinion 11 1994 Reimbursement from state agency to attend conference as representative of Governor and reporting requirements.
Advisory Opinion 10 1994 Using campaign funds for post election litigation.
Advisory Opinion 09 1994 Officeholder using campaign funds to attend Natl. conference of State Legislators.
Advisory Opinion 08 1994 Candidate role in neighborhood association.
Advisory Opinion 07 1994 Candidate as "honorary chair" of CPC and what role can candidate play in that CPC.
Advisory Opinion 06 1994 Officeholder using campaign funds to attend conference educational in nature.
Advisory Opinion 05 1994 Candidate accepting contributions to pay off debt from prior election as well as accepting contributions for new campaign.
Advisory Opinion 04 1994 Former officeholder with more than one political fund - can it be consolidated into a single CPC account.
Advisory Opinion 03 1994 Cogeneration companies and political contributions. Referred to OAG
Advisory Opinion 02 1994 Purchasing newspapers and periodicals with campaign funds.
Advisory Opinion 01 1994 Reimbursing officeholder with campaign funds for travel, communication and entertainment expenses related to office holding.
Advisory Opinion 13 1993 State party committee helping to pay transition for Gov. elect and party activities for Governor.
Advisory Opinion 12 1993 Donations of cash for swearing in reception of officeholder and Act.
Advisory Opinion 11 1993 Post election spending by gubernatorial candidate, litigation, depositing checks received after 10 days of receipt.
Advisory Opinion 10 1993 Inaugural committee accepting loan over contribution limit from state party committee and transferring proceeds to state party committee.
Advisory Opinion 09 1993 Contributions from company with federal bank charter.
Advisory Opinion 08 1993 State party committee establishing depository committee for general election expenditures and election cycle reporting requirements.
Advisory Opinion 07 1993 Direct mail by state party committee mentioning/referring to Governor of opposite party and gubernatorial contribution/expenditure limits
Advisory Opinion 06 1993 Candidates' column in newspaper and in-kind contributions.
Advisory Opinion 05 1993 Committee reimbursing candidate after election for expenses not reported as obligations.
Advisory Opinion 04 1993 State party independent expenditures and general election spending limits.
Advisory Opinion 03 1993 Seeking party endorsement and reporting.
Advisory Opinion 02 1993 Media activity of state party committee and gubernatorial expenditure/contribution limits.
Advisory Opinion 01 1993 Civic association of elected officeholder and reporting obligations.
Advisory Opinion 11 1992 Use of campaign funds to make charitable loan.
Advisory Opinion 10 1992 Candidate committee paying for meals of legislators.
Advisory Opinion 09 1992 State party committee accepting funds from national party congressional campaign committee and some of latter committee funds raised by sources not allowed in NJ
Advisory OpinioNon . 08 1992 CPC paying travel and lodging costs for delegates at national party convention.
Advisory Opinion 07 1992 Lobbyist providing food bags to delegates at national party convention and reporting.
Advisory Opinion 06 1992 Representatives of companies on "task forces" and whether they have to file as legislative agents.
Advisory Opinion 05 1992 Complimentary tickets to political events and reporting.
Advisory Opinion 04 1992 Filing lobbyist representation notice for pro bono clients and for Attorney who works on issue for client but makes no testimony.
Advisory Opinion 03 1992 Official attending event organized by trade association and Lobbying Act, also reporting requirements if state asks organization to host event.
Advisory Opinion 02 1992 Using excess campaign funds to pay taxes on dividends generated by surplus funds.
Advisory Opinion 01 1992 Campaign funds and post election litigation and Act.
Advisory Opinion 07 1991 Use of personal PAC for remaining funds of former elected officeholder for tickets to events and dinners.
Advisory Opinion 06 1991 Withdrawn
Advisory Opinion 05 1991 Employee PAC using facilities and services of regulated company.
Advisory Opinion 04 1991 Party club, not local party CPC filing if it publishes names of candidates in newsletter.
Advisory Opinion No. 03 1991 Withdrawn
Advisory Opinion 02 1991 County Commissioner reporting appearing on television program produced partially at county expense.
Advisory Opinion 01 1991 Does insurance company have reporting obligations after distributing letter from Governor?