November 26, 2012 •
Includes numerous changes to lobbying law
Outgoing senate president Tom Niehaus has introduced a bill to overhaul the state’s ethics law. Senate Bill 391, if passed, will:
- Increase the lobbyist registration fee to $35 (will take effect 12/1/14 if passed);
- Change the registration period for executive and retirement system lobbyists to two years, expiring on December 31 of even-numbered years (will take effect 12/1/14 if passed);
- Codify the percentage of time a lobbyist must spend on lobbying before being required to register;
- Increase the itemizing threshold for lobbyist expenditure reporting to $100;
- Exclude maintenance of office facilities and compensation paid to legislative agents from the definition of expenditure; and
- Increase the limit on gifts to public officials to $250, aggregated per calendar year.
The bill also provides additional requirements for financial disclosures from public officials.
February 7, 2012 •
Senate Bill 391 could bring new requirements
Georgia Senator Josh McKoon has introduced Senate Bill 391, which could put limits on gifts lobbyists give to lawmakers in the state, as wells as other requirements.
For the full story read “With House bill stalled, senator targets lobbyist gifts” by Kristina Torres in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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