January 23, 2012 •
Lobbyists and Legislators to Dine Together Without Counting Toward Annual Limit
The Oklahoma State Ethics Commission has approved a rule which creates an exception to the $100 annual gift limit. The rule allows lobbyists to provide a lunch or dinner for a group of legislators once a year, during the legislative session, at the state capitol, without counting the meal against the annual limit. Lobbyists would be required to report the amount spent.
The rule will go into effect on January 1, 2013 unless the legislature disapproves by the end of the 2012 session.
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