Kentucky Bill Would Prohibit Lobbying During Legislative Sessions - State and Federal Communications

February 20, 2013  •  

Kentucky Bill Would Prohibit Lobbying During Legislative Sessions

KentuckySenator Ray Jones has introduced a bill to prohibit lobbying during legislative sessions. Senate Bill 183 prohibits both legislative and executive lobbyists from contacting any member of the General Assembly, directly or indirectly, regarding any issue, bill, or proposal under consideration by the General Assembly during regular or extraordinary sessions.

The bill restricts the definitions of legislative agent and executive branch lobbyist to include only those who either receive compensation for lobbying, or those lobbying on behalf of more than one group, organization, business, or public interest issue entity. If passed, lobbyists violating the prohibition will face a fine of $500 for each violation.

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