January 22, 2019 •
Arizona Bill Regarding Lobbyist Gifts and Reporting Introduced
Rep. John Kavanagh introduced House Bill 2038 to the Arizona Legislature.
The bill defines “hosted event” to include an event or function where one or more state officers or employees are invited and attend organized and paid for by a principal.
Event or function includes a party, dinner, or luncheon, but does not include an athletic event or other entertainment.
A hosted event must be reported by the actual cost incurred for food, beverage, and other tangible benefits but do not include the overall sponsorship amount incurred by the principal or lobbyist.
Opponents to the bill say only reporting the food and beverage amount and not including the price of the ticket to the event is misleading.
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