July 14, 2014 •
Kentucky Changes to Lobbying Gift Law Take Effect
New restrictions on legislative lobbying expenditures take effect Monday, July 14, 2014. House Bill 28 includes a “no cup of coffee rule” to eliminate the gift exception allowing legislative lobbyists to spend $100 on food and beverage for a legislator.
Legislative lobbyists and their employers are now also prohibited from providing out-of-state transportation or lodging for legislators.
Employers of legislative lobbyists are prohibited from making campaign contributions during a regular legislative session and required to disclose the cost of advertising supporting or opposing legislation.
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