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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Lobbying and funding of certain organizations. Adds a prohibition against a lobbyist providing anything of value to, or paying for or reimbursing any expenses of, a legislative person when the legislative person is traveling out of state. Makes it a Class D felony for a governmental entity to expend money to engage a lobbyist or a legislative liaison using revenue derived from the imposition of a tax. Specifies that an agreement that provides for such a payment is void. Invalidates any state appropriation that is made from a fund that receives revenue derived from the imposition of a state tax if the appropriation is to: (1) pay dues to; (2) pay fees to; or (3) make a reimbursement for expenses to attend meetings, conferences, or seminars of; the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, or the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. Prohibits the allotment of money from the fund for these purposes.