§ 35.029  ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND OTHER THINGS OF VALUE.
   (a)   No officer or employee shall directly or indirectly solicit any gift, or accept any gift whether in the form of money, services, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing or promise or any other form, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence, or could reasonably be expected to influence the officer or employee, in the performance of official duties, or was intended as a reward for any official action.
   (b)   Legitimate political contributions are not gifts under the provisions of this subchapter.
   (c)   It is not a conflict of interest for any official or employee to receive a gift or gratuity that is an unsolicited item of nominal intrinsic value.
(1992 Code, § 12.5-17)  (Ord. 24-09, passed 3-16-2009)  Penalty, see § 35.999