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ELC87-14

TO: The Honorable John P. Stozich, 82nd District, House of Representatives :

You have requested an opinion on the following question:

May a state representative use campaign committee funds to pay the expenses incurred on a fact-finding trip out of the country?

SYLLABUS: A state representative may use his campaign committee funds to pay his own expenses incurred on a bona fide fact-finding trip out of the country, undertaken for the purpose of obtaining information about issues which are or may become the subject of legislative proposals.