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House Bill 1222

House Bill 1222

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF HB 1222 (Updated April 23, 2013 4:37 pm - DI 84)

Lobbyists and legislative liaisons. Provides that all employees of the legislative branch are considered "legislative persons" for purposes of the legislative lobbyist statute. Provides that the amount of the annual lobbyist registration fee is not considered for purposes of determining whether a person is a lobbyist. Requires lobbyists to file registration statements and activity reports electronically unless granted a waiver from the Indiana lobby registration commission ("commission"). Increases the annual lobbyist registration fee from $100 to $200 and from $50 to $100 for lobbyists for certain organizations covered under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Provides that the lobbyist registration year is the same as the current period for reporting by lobbyists. Provides that the commission may waive all or part of a late report filing fee. Changes the manner of filing lobbyist gift and purchase reports. Provides that for purposes of the prohibition against a lobbyist paying or reimbursing for out of state travel of legislative persons, "travel expenses" does not include meals. Provides that reports of legislative liaisons are filed on the same schedule as reports of lobbyists.
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