Acceptance of an honorarium (payment of money or anything of value for an appearance, speech or article but does not include actual and necessary travel expenses associated with such appearance, speech or article) by a member of a governor’s cabinet or cabinet level staff is prohibited. (T.C.A. § 2-10-116):
The acceptance of an honorarium for an appearance by the official in their capacity as a private business person is not prohibited.
(Please note that this statute is enforced by the registry of Election Finance)