SB 643
Modifies provisions of law relating to ethics
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/28/2016 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee (4624S.08C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 643 - This act imposes a 2 year cooling off period before members of the General Assembly may become lobbyists.

This provision is similar to a provision in CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1979 (2016).

The act further provides that any person currently serving or who formerly served as a public official who registers as a lobbyist shall dissolve his or her candidate committee and any other committee over which he or she has control. In the course of dissolving any such committee, such officials are only permitted to transfer money from any such committee for the purpose of:

1) Returning contributions to donors;

2) Donating money to a charitable organization; or

3) Transferring money to another candidate or political party committee.

This provision is similar to a provision in CCS#2/SS/SCS/HB 2203 (2016).