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Ethics Tip: Payments and Expenses for Speaking Engagements

Municipal elected officials and other public officials subject to the State Ethics Act may not accept payment, including an honorarium, for speaking in their official capacity before public or private groups. Speakers may accept a meal if incidental to the speaking engagement and the same meal is offered to all participants at the event. Actual incurred and reasonable expenses related to the speaking engagement may be reimbursed.

For more information, refer to Section 8-13-715 of the Ethics Reform Act.