DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Lobbyists; campaign contributions. Provides that a member of the general assembly, a candidate for a legislative office, an officer of the general assembly, an employee of the general assembly, or a member of the immediate family of any of these persons may not accept a gift from a lobbyist. Provides that a lobbyist may not give a gift to any of these persons. Provides an exception for members of an immediate family. Provides that a violation of any of the prohibitions on giving or accepting gifts from lobbyists is a Class B misdemeanor. Provides that an individual who has served as a member of the general assembly may not register as a legislative branch lobbyist during the period that ends two years after the date the individual ceases to be a member of the general assembly. Provides that the prohibition applies only to an individual who ceases to be a member of the general assembly after June 30, 2010. Establishes limits on contributions made to individual candidates for state offices and legislative offices by corporations, labor organizations, political action committees, and persons other than political party committees and candidates' committees. Provides civil and criminal penalties for violations.