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2004ELC-02

TO:     Charles E. Coulson 
            Lake County Prosecuting Attorney 
 
You have requested an advisory opinion on the following issue:

Does a county ADAMHS [Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and 
Mental Health Services] Board qualify as a charitable organization pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §3517.08(G), in order for it to receive contributions from a ballot issue committee?

SYLLABUS: A county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board 
qualifies as a charitable organization, for purposes of Ohio campaign finance law, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §3517.08(G), as determined by the Ohio Elections Commission under the authority granted to the Commission, to receive contributions from a ballot issue committee.