SJR 27 Creates new constitutional provisions relating to ethics
Sponsor: Holsman
LR Number: 4943S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 1/12/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S107
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Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 27 - If approved by the voters, this constitutional amendment would impose the following contribution limits:

• For persons running for statewide elected office, $10,000;

• For persons running for state senator, $5,000; and

• For persons running for state representative, $2,500.

The amendment would prohibit statewide elected officials and members of the General Assembly, in addition to their family, employees, and staff, from receiving any tangible or intangible item, service, or thing of value from lobbyists.

The amendment would further impose a one year cooling off period before members of the General Assembly may become lobbyists.