SB 59 Imposes a gift ban for the members of the General Assembly and their candidate committees
Sponsor: Sifton
LR Number: 0336S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee Journal Page: S97
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 59 - This act bars 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 act further bars lobbyists from delivering such items to such individuals.

The act also prohibits Lobbyists from making contributions in the form of food, entertainment, lodging, or travel to the candidate committees of a general assembly member. Such committees are further prohibited from receiving such items.

This act is substantially similar to SB 632 (2016) and SB 48 (2015) and similar to HB 60 (2017), HB 212 (2017), HB 217 (2017), SB 536 (2014), SB 38 (2013) and HB 1080 (2012).