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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Campaign finance. Provides that except for gifts of food or beverage that total not more than $50 a year, a legislator or a candidate for a legislative office may not accept a gift from a lobbyist, and a lobbyist may not give a gift to a legislator or to a candidate for a legislative office. Provides that a legislator or a candidate for a legislative office is not required to report gifts from persons who are not lobbyists. Requires a legislator or a candidate for a legislative office to report permitted gifts from lobbyists. Provides that the limitations on political contributions by corporations and labor organizations apply to each candidate of the class of office or committee subject to the limitation rather than as a total to each class. Imposes the same limitations on political action committees. Provides that a person other than a corporation, labor organization, or political action committee may not give more than $2,000 in any year to each candidate for a state office or more than $1,000 in any year to each candidate for a legislative office. Provides civil and criminal penalties for violations.