Advisory Opinion 1992-054
South Carolina State Ethics Commission
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Public employees or officials are prohibited from accepting anything of value for giving a speech or workshop, however, they may seek reimbursement from their agency. They may accept a meal incidental to giving a speech if such meal is provided to all participants in the same event. Public employees or officials who are members of an association which is a lobbyist principal are entitled to the same benefits as provided to all other members. CPAs are generally not restricted from representing clients before the Tax Commission. Accounting professors at state universities are public employees for the purposes of the Ethics Reform Act.
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