SB 912 Expands the ban on public fund expenditures for political purposes and bars lobbyists from serving on advisory committees
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 3064S.01I Fiscal Note: 3064-01N.ORG
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 2/11/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S316
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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SB 912 - This act would expand the ban on public fund expenditures for political purposes.

Currently, public funds shall not be expended by officers, employees, or agents of political subdivisions to support or oppose ballot measures or candidates. This act includes directors and employees of state agencies and further restricts the use of such funds for the support or opposition of legislation. Such individuals are also barred from using or allowing the use of public-owned property for such purposes including computers, office equipment, electronic email addresses or public Internet networks. Violators are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and any agency or political subdivision which employs or is administered by a violator is subject to a $100,000 reduction in appropriated funds.

Lobbyists are barred from serving on committees formed to advise the General Assembly.