February 26, 2013
Georgia House Passes Ethics Legislation
The House of Representatives has passed ethics legislation to bar lobbyist gifts to individual lawmakers and enact new rules on lobbyist registration.
House Bill 142 passed 164-4 on Monday, February 26, 2013 and now goes to the Senate.
Critics hope the Senate provides a limit for the gift ban exceptions, which allow for unlimited gifts to groups of legislators such as committees and caucuses.