One of the nation’s most coveted prizes could become obsolete to public employees under a newly passed Colorado law.
Amendment 41, which was approved by voters last November, restricts gifts government workers can accept.
Now Attorney General John Suthers is saying that it would be illegal for university professors to accept money portions from awards like the Nobel Prize.The Denver Business Journal reports:
Suthers also said that only under certain strict circumstances can a university employee or their dependents accept college scholarships.
The Attorney General has also released a press release regarding the matter after University of Colorado President Hank Brown requested an analysis:
Such problems could lead to the general assembly clarifying the law when it conveys in January, according to the Journal.