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House Bill 1353

House Bill 1353

ARCHIVE (2012)

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Limitation on lobbyist expenditures. Provides that a person who has a business relationship with a governmental body may not give a gift to an employee of that governmental body or to an elected official that serves that governmental body. Defines "business relationship" as seeking or having a contract with a governmental body or being an executive or legislative branch lobbyist with the state. Provides exceptions for nominal gifts, gifts given between close relatives, and gifts given by a political action committee to an elected official. Provides that a violation of the prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor. Makes conforming amendments to various statutes.
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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