CEO 75-108 -- May 12, 1975
NOT PUBLIC OFFICER
To: Lloyd A. Smith, Public Defender, New Smyrna Beach
Prepared by: Bonnie Johnson
Am I, as public defender for the City of New Smyrna Beach, a public officer within the meaning of that term as found in part III, Ch. 112, F. S. (1974 Supp.), and therefore subject to the disclosure provisions relating to public officers?
Your question is answered in the negative.
Enclosed please find a copy of a previous opinion of this commission, CEO 74-45, the rationale of which is equally applicable to your inquiry. Your question is answered accordingly.