November 7, 1997
The Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has considered your letter of October 8, 1997, in which you seek our opinion regarding whether the provisions of General Municipal Law §809 pertaining to disclosure of an interest in zoning matters applies to judges and/or the judges’ beneficiaries.
The authority of the committee is limited to considerations of questions of judicial ethics. Your inquiry does not raise such a question but, rather, raises a legal question. Accordingly, we cannot provide an answer to your inquiry.