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									                                   Lobbyist Legislative Report
                                           02/02/2010



                                            New Legislation


Alabama H.B. 414

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 Read for the first time and referred to the House Committee on Constitution and Elections

Synopsis:
Under existing law, there are no restrictions regarding the amount of contributions a political action
committee may make to a political candidate. This bill would limit contributions by a political action
committee to a candidate to $1,000 per election.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. In addition to any limitation imposed by another section of the Code of Alabama 1975, the amount
of any contribution, in-kind or otherwise, made by a political action committee to a candidate may not exceed
one thousand dollars ($ 1,000) in any election cycle.

Status:
01/26/2010 Read for the first time and referred to the House Committee on Constitution and Elections

Sponsor Information:
Patricia Todd (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Jefferson County Legislation; House Boards and Commissions; House Constitution
and Elections; Serving Since 2004


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Hawaii H.B. 2841

Category:
Lobbying
Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary and then to Finance

Synopsis:
Requires lobbyists and their clients to make monthly disclosures during any month the legislature is in
session, and a report for June 1 through December 31. Adds required disclosures regarding lobbying
events, contractual relationships with legislators, and campaign contributions. Requires the governor,
lieutenant governor, and legislators to file their financial disclosures within 30 days of the beginning of the
legislative session. Requires certain state employees to disclose contractual relationships with lobbyists and
their clients. Prohibits public funds from being used to hire lobbyists and to purchase gifts for state
employees.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that a properly functioning democracy is important to the health of our
community. Our democratic governance system depends upon decision making processes free from undue
influence by parties favoring narrow and special interests to the detriment of the general interests of the
populous as a whole.

While all interests, public and private, may legitimately participate in the making of public policy, for those
interests most able to wield influence, public accountability is necessary to limit lobbying practices harmful to
our democracy. Public disclosure and transparency of lobbying activities of all types is critical to provide
accountability, enhance public trust, and reduce the existence and perception of undue influence in
government policy making.

The legislature finds that state law currently allows lobbying interests to hire, dine, and donate funds to
policy makers during the legislative session without, in certain situations, publicly disclosing these activities.
Lobbyist and public official financial disclosure laws do not require lobbyists or public officials to report
contracts for work between lobbyists and public officials if they are business professionals. Legislators who
are attorneys, realtors, certified public accountants, insurance agents, contractors, and marketing and other
consultants, and who engage in private business are not required to disclose their contracts with parties that
lobby the legislature. Nor are lobbyists required to disclose these contractual relationships, even if the
contractual relationship provides the sole source of income to the legislator.

The lobbyist disclosure law also does not provide for disclosure of other ways of influencing policy makers.
Lobbyists can host lavish, reception-style dining events for legislators and not report attendees or costs.
During legislative deliberations, lobbyists can also donate significantly to the political campaigns of
legislators outside of reporting requirements. Moreover, the disclosure reports that are filed are not due until
after the legislature adjourns; even if a legislator takes initiative to disclose financial relationships with
lobbyists, the information is not available to the public when it is most relevant. Finally, the moneys used to
lobby by these various means may legally come from public taxes when government agencies seek to
influence through hired lobbyists.

The purpose of this Act is to strengthen the democracy of our State by providing for transparency and
fairness in the following ways:

(1) Require lobbyists and public officials to report their financial and contractual relationships and transaction
amounts;

(2) Require lobbyists to disclose events attended by policy makers based on the average per person cost
and including the cost of gifts;

(3) Require lobbyists and their clients to disclose all campaign donations made during the legislative
session;

(4) Require lobbyists to file disclosure reports at the end of each of the months that the legislature is in
session for the month or any fraction thereof;

(5) Require legislators to file financial disclosure reports within the first month of the legislative session; and
(6) Prohibit public funds, including general, specific, and trust funds, and grants or awards given to
individuals or organizations, from being used to hire lobbyists.

Status:
01/27/2010 In House; Introduced and Passed First Reading
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary and then to Finance

Sponsor Information:
Lyla B. Berg (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Education (Vice-Chair); House Tourism, Culture, and International Affairs; House
Economic Revitalization, Business, and Military Affairs; House Agriculture; House Higher Education; Serving
Since 2004


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Hawaii H.B. 2954

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary

Synopsis:
Requires that lobbyists file contribution disclosure statements annually. Requires the statements to include
all contributions, regardless of intent, given to any public officer, employee, or candidate to elected office of
the State who is subject to chapter 84.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 2. Chapter 97, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately
designated and to read as follows:

" SECTION 97- LOBBYISTS' REPORTING OF CONTRIBUTIONS. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING OTHER
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, EVERY LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE
STATEMENT WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ON JUNE 30 OF EACH YEAR.

 (B) THE CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT SHALL INCLUDE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 97-1, REGARDLESS OF THE INTENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION AND WHETHER
IN THE FORM OF MONEY, SERVICE, LOAN, TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY, THING, OR
PROMISE, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM, THAT THE LOBBYIST GIVES TO A PERSON SUBJECT TO
CHAPTER 84. "

Status:
01/27/2010 In House; Introduced and Passed First Reading
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary

Sponsor Information:
Corinne W.L. Ching (R - Minority); (Assistant Minority Floor Leader)
 Committees: House Education; House Housing; House Water, Land, and Ocean Resources; House
Energy and Environmental Protection; House Higher Education; Serving Since 2002


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Hawaii H.B. 2955

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary

Synopsis:
Requires lobbyists to report campaign contributions for candidates in their statements of expenditures.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 3. Section 97-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (c) and (d) to
read as follows:

"(c) The statement shall contain the following information:

(1) The name and address of each person with respect to whom expenditures for the purpose of lobbying in
the total sum of $ 25 or more per day was made by the person filing the statement during the statement
period and the amount or value of such expenditure;

(2) The name and address of each person with respect to whom expenditures for the purpose of lobbying in
the aggregate of $ 150 or more was made by the person filing the statement during the statement period
and the amount or value of such expenditures;

(3) The total sum or value of all expenditures for the purpose of lobbying made by the person filing the
statement during the statement period in excess of $ 750 during the statement period;

(4) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON TO WHOM A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION WAS
MADE BY THE PERSON FILING THE STATEMENT DURING THE STATEMENT PERIOD AND THE
AMOUNT OR VALUE OF THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION;

Status:
01/27/2010 In House; Introduced and Passed First Reading
01/28/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary

Sponsor Information:
Corinne W.L. Ching (R - Minority); (Assistant Minority Floor Leader)
 Committees: House Education; House Housing; House Water, Land, and Ocean Resources; House
Energy and Environmental Protection; House Higher Education; Serving Since 2002


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Hawaii S.B. 2515

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/25/2010 In Senate; Passed First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations and then to
Ways and Means.

Synopsis:
Prohibits state agencies from using public funds to hire lobbyists and purchase gifts for lobbying purposes.

Additional Bill Information:
January 22, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 103- PUBLIC FUNDS; PROHIBITION ON HIRING LOBBYISTS. (A) STATE AGENCIES
SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM USING PUBLIC FUNDS TO:
(1) HIRE ANY PERSON TO ENGAGE IN LOBBYING; OR

(2) PURCHASE OR OBTAIN GIFTS, OF ANY VALUE, THAT WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY OFFICIAL IN THE
LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

(B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:

"LOBBYING" MEANS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY INFLUENCING OR ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE
ANY OFFICIAL IN THE LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE BRANCH, FOR THE PURPOSE OF:

(1) FORMULATING, SUPPORTING, OR DEFEATING ANY LEGISLATION, RULE, EXECUTIVE ORDER,
OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, POLICY, OR POSITION OF THE GOVERNMENT; OR

(2) SECURING, EXTENDING, RENEWING, OR MODIFYING A GRANT, CONTRACT, LOAN, LICENSE,
PERMIT, OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT.

 AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "LOBBYING" INCLUDES THE PREPARATION, PLANNING, RESEARCH,
AND WORK THAT IS INTENDED, AT THE TIME IT IS PERFORMED, TO BE USED TO DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY INFLUENCE OR ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE ANY OFFICIAL IN THE LEGISLATIVE OR
EXECUTIVE BRANCH FOR THE PURPOSES STATED IN THIS SUBSECTION.

Status:
01/22/2010 In Senate; Introduced.
01/25/2010 In Senate; Passed First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations and then to
Ways and Means.

Sponsor Information:
Les Ihara, Jr. (D - Majority); (Majority Policy Leader)
 Committees: Senate Senate Special Investigative Committee (Hydrogen Investment Capital Spec); Senate
Energy and Environment; Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection; Senate Human Services (Vice-
Chair); Serving Since 1994


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Hawaii S.B. 2869

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.

Synopsis:
Requires that lobbyists file contribution disclosure statements annually. Requires the statements to include
all contributions, regardless of intent, given to any public officer, employee, or candidate to elected office of
the State who is subject to chapter 84.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 2. Chapter 97, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately
designated and to read as follows:

" SECTION 97- LOBBYISTS' REPORTING OF CONTRIBUTIONS. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING OTHER
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, EVERY LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE
STATEMENT WITH THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ON JUNE 30 OF EACH YEAR.

 (B) THE CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT SHALL INCLUDE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 97-1, REGARDLESS OF THE INTENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION AND WHETHER
IN THE FORM OF MONEY, SERVICE, LOAN, TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY, THING, OR
PROMISE, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM, THAT THE LOBBYIST GIVES TO A PERSON SUBJECT TO
CHAPTER 84. "

Status:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Introduced.; Passed First Reading.
01/28/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.

Sponsor Information:
Les Ihara, Jr. (D - Majority); (Majority Policy Leader)
 Committees: Senate Senate Special Investigative Committee (Hydrogen Investment Capital Spec); Senate
Energy and Environment; Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection; Senate Human Services (Vice-
Chair); Serving Since 1994


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Hawaii S.B. 2870

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.

Synopsis:
Requires lobbyists to report campaign contributions for candidates in their statements of expenditures.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 3. Section 97-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (c) and (d) to
read as follows:

"(c) The statement shall contain the following information:

(1) The name and address of each person with respect to whom expenditures for the purpose of lobbying in
the total sum of $ 25 or more per day was made by the person filing the statement during the statement
period and the amount or value of such expenditure;

(2) The name and address of each person with respect to whom expenditures for the purpose of lobbying in
the aggregate of $ 150 or more was made by the person filing the statement during the statement period
and the amount or value of such expenditures;

(3) The total sum or value of all expenditures for the purpose of lobbying made by the person filing the
statement during the statement period in excess of $ 750 during the statement period;

(4) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON TO WHOM A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION WAS
MADE BY THE PERSON FILING THE STATEMENT DURING THE STATEMENT PERIOD AND THE
AMOUNT OR VALUE OF THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION;

Status:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Introduced.; Passed First Reading.
01/28/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.

Sponsor Information:
Les Ihara, Jr. (D - Majority); (Majority Policy Leader)
 Committees: Senate Senate Special Investigative Committee (Hydrogen Investment Capital Spec); Senate
Energy and Environment; Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection; Senate Human Services (Vice-
Chair); Serving Since 1994
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Hawaii S.B. 2916

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/29/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations and then to Ways and Means.

Synopsis:
Requires lobbyists and their clients to make monthly disclosures during any month the legislature is in
session, and a report for June 1 through December 31. Adds required disclosures regarding lobbying
events, contractual relationships with legislators, and campaign contributions. Requires the governor,
lieutenant governor, and legislators to file their financial disclosures within 30 days of the beginning of the
legislative session. Requires certain state employees to disclose contractual relationships with lobbyists and
their clients. Prohibits public funds from being used to hire lobbyists and to purchase gifts for state
employees.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. The legislature finds that a properly functioning democracy is important to the health of our
community. Our democratic governance system depends upon decision making processes free from undue
influence by parties favoring narrow and special interests to the detriment of the general interests of the
populous as a whole.

While all interests, public and private, may legitimately participate in the making of public policy, for those
interests most able to wield influence, public accountability is necessary to limit lobbying practices harmful to
our democracy. Public disclosure and transparency of lobbying activities of all types is critical to provide
accountability, enhance public trust, and reduce the existence and perception of undue influence in
government policy making.

The legislature finds that state law currently allows lobbying interests to hire, dine, and donate funds to
policy makers during the legislative session without, in certain situations, publicly disclosing these activities.
Lobbyist and public official financial disclosure laws do not require lobbyists or public officials to report
contracts for work between lobbyists and public officials if they are business professionals. Legislators who
are attorneys, realtors, certified public accountants, insurance agents, contractors, and marketing and other
consultants, and who engage in private business are not required to disclose their contracts with parties that
lobby the legislature. Nor are lobbyists required to disclose these contractual relationships, even if the
contractual relationship provides the sole source of income to the legislator.

The lobbyist disclosure law also does not provide for disclosure of other ways of influencing policy makers.
Lobbyists can host lavish, reception-style dining events for legislators and not report attendees or costs.
During legislative deliberations, lobbyists can also donate significantly to the political campaigns of
legislators outside of reporting requirements. Moreover, the disclosure reports that are filed are not due until
after the legislature adjourns; even if a legislator takes initiative to disclose financial relationships with
lobbyists, the information is not available to the public when it is most relevant. Finally, the moneys used to
lobby by these various means may legally come from public taxes when government agencies seek to
influence through hired lobbyists.

The purpose of this Act is to strengthen the democracy of our State by providing for transparency and
fairness in the following ways:

(1) Require lobbyists and public officials to report their financial and contractual relationships and transaction
amounts;

(2) Require lobbyists to disclose events attended by policy makers based on the average per person cost
and including the cost of gifts;
(3) Require lobbyists and their clients to disclose all campaign donations made during the legislative
session;

(4) Require lobbyists to file disclosure reports at the end of each of the months that the legislature is in
session for the month or any fraction thereof;

(5) Require legislators to file financial disclosure reports within the first month of the legislative session; and

(6) Prohibit public funds, including general, specific, and trust funds, and grants or awards given to
individuals or organizations, from being used to hire lobbyists.

Status:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Introduced.
01/28/2010 In Senate; Passed First Reading.
01/29/2010 In Senate; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations and then to Ways and Means.

Sponsor Information:
Les Ihara, Jr. (D - Majority); (Majority Policy Leader)
 Committees: Senate Senate Special Investigative Committee (Hydrogen Investment Capital Spec); Senate
Energy and Environment; Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection; Senate Human Services (Vice-
Chair); Serving Since 1994


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Idaho H.B. 437

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/29/2010 2nd Reading - to 3rd Reading

Synopsis:
This legislation allows the Secretary of State to provide for online filing of lobbyist reports and campaign
finance reports under the Sunshine Law over the internet or by other electronic means that may become
available in the future.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

(3) REPORTS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION TO BE FILED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION MAY BE FILED BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRONIC FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION MACHINE
AND MAY BE FILED BY OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS AS APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF
STATE.

Status:
01/27/2010 House Introduced - 1st Reading
01/28/2010 to 2nd Reading
01/29/2010 2nd Reading - to 3rd Reading


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Iowa S.B. 2100

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Subcommittee, Dearden, Behn, and Hatch.

Synopsis:
This bill relates to lobbying activities by federal, state, and local agencies.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Introduced language:

Sec. 4. Section 68B.8, Code 2009, is amended to read as follows:

68B.8 Lobbying activities by FEDERAL, state , AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT agencies.

 1. A state agency of the executive branch of state government shall not use or permit the use of its public
funds for a paid advertisement or public service announcement thirty days prior to or during a legislative
session for the purpose of encouraging the passage, defeat, approval, or modification of a bill that is being
considered, or was considered during the previous legislative session, by the general assembly.

2. A PERSON REPRESENTING A FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY BEFORE
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, A STATE AGENCY, OR ANY STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL SHALL
NOT ENCOURAGE THE PASSAGE, DEFEAT, APPROVAL, VETO, OR MODIFICATION OF
LEGISLATION, A RULE, OR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BUT MAY PERFORM ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN
SECTION 68B.2, SUBSECTION 13, PARAGRAPH "B".

Status:
01/26/2010 In Senate; Introduced, referred to State Government.
01/27/2010 In Senate; Subcommittee, Dearden, Behn, and Hatch.


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Maryland H.B. 373

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; First Reading Ways and Means

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of requiring that certain campaign finance contributions be attributed to one business
entity contributor under certain circumstances; defining a certain term; and generally relating to the
attribution of certain campaign finance contributions.

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

13-226.

(e) (1) IN THIS SUBSECTION,"BUSINESS ENTITY" INCLUDES A CORPORATION, A GENERAL
PARTNERSHIP OR LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR A REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT TRUST.

 (2) Contributions by a corporation and any wholly-owned subsidiary of the corporation, or by two or more
corporations owned by the same stockholders, TWO OR MORE BUSINESS ENTITIES shall be
considered as being made by one contributor IF:

(I) ONE BUSINESS ENTITY IS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF ANOTHER; OR

 (II) THE BUSINESS ENTITIES ARE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY AT LEAST 80% OF THE SAME
INDIVIDUALS .
Status:
01/28/2010 In House; First Reading Ways and Means

Sponsor Information:
Elizabeth Bobo (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Rules and Executive Nominations; House Environmental Matters; Serving Since 1995


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Missouri H.B. 1838

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform

Synopsis:
Prohibits any elected official or such official's staff from registering or acting as a lobbyist for one year after
leaving office or employment

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

Section A. Section 105.452, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as
section 105.452, to read as follows:

105.452. 1. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof
shall:....

(6) REGISTER OR ACT AS A LOBBYIST, OTHER THAN AS A LOBBYIST SOLELY FOR A
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY WITHIN THIS STATE, WITHIN THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD AFTER LEAVING
OFFICE OR LEAVING EMPLOYMENT OF THE STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OR SUCH OFFICIAL'S STAFF .

Status:
01/27/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
01/28/2010 In House; Read Second Time
02/01/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform

Sponsor Information:
Jake Zimmerman (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Utilities; House Rules; House Insurance Policy; Serving Since 2007


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Missouri H.B. 1846

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform

Synopsis:
Changes the laws regarding ethics and lobbying

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

(5) "Legislative lobbyist", any natural person who acts for the purpose of attempting to influence the taking,
passage, amendment, delay or defeat of any official action on any bill, resolution, amendment, nomination,
appointment, report or any other action or any other matter pending or proposed in a legislative committee in
either house of the general assembly, or in any matter which may be the subject of action by the general
assembly and in connection with such activity, meets the requirements of any one or more of the following:

(a) Is acting in the ordinary course of employment, which primary purpose is to influence legislation on a
regular basis, on behalf of or for the benefit of such person's employer, except that this shall not apply to any
person who engages in lobbying on an occasional basis only and not as a regular pattern of conduct; or

(b) Is engaged for pay or for any valuable consideration for the purpose of performing such activity; or

(c) Is designated to act as a lobbyist by any person, business entity, governmental entity, religious
organization, nonprofit corporation, association or other entity; or

(d) ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL OTHER THAN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO
REPRESENTS THE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT WHERE THE PERSON RESIDES. THIS PARAGRAPH
SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO APPLY TO ANY PERSON WHO IS TESTIFYING BEFORE ANY
LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, OR ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE; OR

 (E) Makes total expenditures of fifty dollars or more during the twelve-month period beginning January first
and ending December thirty-first for the benefit of one or more public officials or one or more employees of
the legislative branch of state government in connection with such activity. A "legislative lobbyist" shall
include an attorney at law engaged in activities on behalf of any person unless excluded by any of the
following exceptions. A "legislative lobbyist" shall not include any member of the general assembly, an
elected state official, or any other person solely due to such person's participation in any of the following
activities:

a. Responding to any request for information made by any public official or employee of the legislative
branch of government;

b. Preparing or publication of an editorial, a newsletter, newspaper, magazine, radio or television broadcast,
or similar news medium, whether print or electronic;

c. Acting within the scope of employment of the legislative branch of government when acting with respect to
the general assembly or any member thereof;

d. Testifying as a witness before the general assembly or any committee thereof;

Status:
01/27/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
01/28/2010 In House; Read Second Time
02/01/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform

Sponsor Information:
Steve Hobbs (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Budget; House Special Standing Infrastructure and Transportation Funding (Chair);
House Agri-Business; House Special Standing Health Insurance; Serving Since 2003


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Missouri H.B. 1872

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In House; Read Second Time; Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. &
Ethics Reform

Synopsis:
Establishes the Fair Influence in Government Act which prohibits the use of public funds for lobbying
purposes

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

105.493. 1. THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "FAIR INFLUENCE IN
GOVERNMENT ACT".

2. NO STATE AGENCY, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, OR PRIVATE ENTITY THAT RECEIVES ANY
AMOUNT OF FUNDING APPROPRIATED BY THE STATE OR ANY AMOUNT COLLECTED FROM ANY
LOCAL TAX AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE SHALL USE ANY PUBLIC RESOURCES TO PAY THE
COSTS OF EMPLOYING OR CONTRACTING FOR THE SERVICES OF ANY PERSON WHO LOBBIES
ON BEHALF OF THE STATE AGENCY, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, OR PRIVATE ENTITY RECEIVING
STATE APPROPRIATIONS IN AN ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE.

3. NO STATE AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SHALL USE ANY PUBLIC RESOURCES TO
PAY ANY MEMBERSHIP DUES ON BEHALF OF THE AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR ANY
OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO ANY ORGANIZATION
OR ASSOCIATION IF SUCH DUES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PAY ALL OR PART OF THE SALARY
OF ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST UNDER THIS CHAPTER IN AN
ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY MATTER PENDING BEFORE A
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE IN EITHER CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR BEFORE THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

4. ANY PERSON WHO ACCEPTS PUBLIC FUNDS AS COMPENSATION FOR LOBBYING IN
VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION MAY BE PROHIBITED FROM REGISTERING AS A LEGISLATIVE
LOBBYIST FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS.

Status:
01/28/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
02/01/2010 In House; Read Second Time; Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. &
Ethics Reform

Sponsor Information:
Shane Schoeller (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Ways and Means (Vice Chair); House Utilities; House Job Creation and Economic
Development; House Energy and Environment; House Appropriations - General Administration (Vice Chair);
Serving Since 2007


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Montana D. 50

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Draft request received.

Synopsis:
Requires corporations to be subject to the same campaign restrictions as individuals.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available
Status:
01/27/2010 Draft request received.


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New Mexico H.B. 138

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/25/2010 House Health & Government Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Health &
Government Affairs Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ETHICS; ENACTING THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ACT; CREATING THE
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROVIDING FOR
ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING AND THE PUBLICATION OF ETHICS GUIDES; REQUIRING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPOSED ETHICS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADVISORY
OPINIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST CERTAIN PUBLIC OFFICIALS,
PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND LOBBYISTS FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS; PROVIDING JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN
SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS IN THREE YEARS; GRANTING SUBPOENA POWERS;
REQUIRING CONFIDENTIALITY; PROHIBITING RETALIATION; PROVIDING PENALTIES

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Introduced language:

A. The commission shall:

(1) receive and investigate complaints alleging ethics violations against public officials, public employees,
government contractors and lobbyists;

(2) hold hearings in appropriate cases to determine whether there has been an ethics violation;

(3) develop, adopt and promulgate the procedural rules necessary for it to implement and administer the
provisions of the State Ethics Commission Act;

(4) compile, index, maintain and provide public access to all advisory opinions and reports required to be
made public pursuant to the State Ethics Commission Act;

(5) draft a proposed code of ethics for public officials and public employees and submit the proposed code to
each elected public official and public agency for adoption;

(6) employ an executive director, who shall be an attorney; and

(7) submit an annual report of its activities, including any recommendations regarding state ethics laws or
the scope of its powers and duties, in December of each year to the legislature and the governor.

B. The commission may:

(1) initiate complaints alleging ethics violations against public officials, public employees, government
contractors and lobbyists;

(2) petition a district court to issue subpoenas under seal requiring the attendance of witnesses and the
production of books, records, documents or other evidence relevant or material to an investigation;

(3) issue advisory opinions to public officials, public employees, government contractors and lobbyists in
accordance with the provisions of the State Ethics Commission Act;
(4) compile, adopt, publish and make available to all public officials, public employees, government
contractors and lobbyists an ethics guide that clearly and plainly explains the ethics requirements set forth in
state law, including those that relate to conducting business with the state and public agencies; and

(5) offer annual ethics training to public officials, public employees, government contractors, lobbyists and
other interested persons.

Status:
01/25/2010 House Health & Government Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Health &
Government Affairs Committee

Sponsor Information:
Elias Barela (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Rules and Order of Business; House Transportation and Public Works; House
Judiciary; Serving Since 2007


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New Mexico H.B. 161

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/25/2010 House Health & Government Affairs Committee/House Voters & Elections Committee - House
Health & Government Affairs Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS
OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY PERSONS CONTRACTING WITH THE STATE LAND OFFICE ; PROHIBITING
CERTAIN CONTRACTS

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Introduced language: Section 1. A new section of the Campaign Reporting Act is enacted
to read:

  " NEW MATERIAL CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC
LANDS PROHIBITED--CERTAIN CONTRACTS PROHIBITED.--

A. A person that contracts with the state land office shall not make a contribution to or solicit contributions on
behalf of:

(1) a candidate for nomination or election to the office of commissioner of public lands or a campaign
committee established by the candidate; or

(2) a political committee:

(a) established by the commissioner of public lands or an agent of the commissioner or in consultation with
or at the request of the commissioner or an agent of the commissioner; or

(b) controlled by the commissioner of public lands or an agent of the commissioner to aid or promote the
nomination or election of any candidate or candidates to a state office.

Status:
01/25/2010 House Health & Government Affairs Committee/House Voters & Elections Committee - House
Health & Government Affairs Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jeff Steinborn (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Energy and Natural Resources; House Health and Government Affairs (Vice Chair);
Serving Since 2007


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New Mexico H.B. 172

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 House Voters & Elections Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Voters & Elections
Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS
OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY BUSINESS ENTITIES, LOBBYISTS AND THE PRINCIPALS OF STATE
CONTRACTORS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN SOLICITATIONS OF CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUSINESS
ENTITIES, LOBBYISTS AND THE PRINCIPALS OF STATE CONTRACTORS; PROHIBITING THE
BUNDLING OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY BUSINESS ENTITIES, LOBBYISTS AND THE PRINCIPALS OF
STATE CONTRACTORS; RECONCILING MULTIPLE AMENDMENTS TO THE SAME SECTION OF LAW
IN LAWS 2009; REPEALING LAWS 2009, CHAPTER 68, SECTION 2

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. A new section of the Campaign Reporting Act is enacted to read:

  " NEW MATERIAL BUSINESS ENTITIES--CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CANDIDATES AND CERTAIN
POLITICAL COMMITTEES PROHIBITED.--

A. A business entity shall not make a contribution to or solicit a contribution on behalf of or for the benefit of:

(1) a candidate for nomination or election to a state public office or a political committee established by the
candidate; or

(2) a political committee if:

(a) the committee is established by a state public officer or an agent of the officer or in consultation with or at
the request of the officer or agent of the officer;

(b) the committee is controlled by a state public officer or agent of the officer to aid or promote the
nomination or election of one or more candidates for state public office; or

(c) the contributor knows or requests that the contribution will be used for the benefit of or given to a
candidate for nomination or election to a state public office.

B. A state public officer, candidate or political committee described in Subsection A of this section shall not
accept or solicit a contribution prohibited by that subsection.

C. The provisions of this section shall not preclude a business entity from making contributions or
expenditures to promote the success or defeat of a ballot question."

Section 2. A new section of the Campaign Reporting Act is enacted to read:

  " NEW MATERIAL LOBBYISTS--CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CANDIDATES AND CERTAIN POLITICAL
COMMITTEES PROHIBITED.--

A. A lobbyist that is subject to the Lobbyist Regulation Act shall not make a contribution to or solicit a
contribution on behalf of or for the benefit of:
(1) a candidate for nomination or election to a state public office or a political committee established by the
candidate; or

(2) a political committee if:

(a) the committee is established by a state public officer or an agent of the officer or in consultation with or at
the request of the officer or agent of the officer;

(b) the committee is controlled by a state public officer or agent of the officer to aid or promote the
nomination or election of one or more candidates for state public office; or

(c) the contributor knows or requests that the contribution will be used for the benefit of or given to a
candidate for nomination or election to a state public office.

Status:
01/26/2010 House Voters & Elections Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Voters & Elections
Committee

Sponsor Information:
Gail Chasey (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Rules and Order of Business; House Judiciary; House Consumer and Public Affairs
(Chair); Serving Since 1997


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New Mexico S.B. 110

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/20/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee - Senate
Committees' Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS
OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY PERSONS CONTRACTING WITH THE STATE LAND OFFICE ; PROHIBITING
CERTAIN CONTRACTS

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. A new section of the Campaign Reporting Act is enacted to read:

  " NEW MATERIAL CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC
LANDS PROHIBITED--CERTAIN CONTRACTS PROHIBITED.--

A. A person that contracts with the state land office shall not make a contribution to or solicit contributions on
behalf of:

(1) a candidate for nomination or election to the office of commissioner of public lands or a campaign
committee established by the candidate; or

(2) a political committee:

(a) established by the commissioner of public lands or an agent of the commissioner or in consultation with
or at the request of the commissioner or an agent of the commissioner; or
(b) controlled by the commissioner of public lands or an agent of the commissioner to aid or promote the
nomination or election of any candidate or candidates to a state office.

Status:
01/20/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee - Senate
Committees' Committee


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New Mexico S.B. 154

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/25/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee - germane - Senate Rules Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ETHICS; ENACTING THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ACT; CREATING THE
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROVIDING FOR
ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING AND THE PUBLICATION OF ETHICS GUIDES; REQUIRING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPOSED ETHICS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADVISORY
OPINIONS; TRANSFERRING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ACTS TO THE STATE ETHICS
COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST STATE OFFICIALS, STATE
EMPLOYEES, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND LOBBYISTS FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS; GRANTING SUBPOENA POWERS; REQUIRING
CONFIDENTIALITY; PROHIBITING RETALIATION; MAKING AN APPROPRIATION; RECONCILING
MULTIPLE AMENDMENTS TO THE SAME SECTION OF LAW BY REPEALING LAWS 2009, CHAPTER
68, SECTION 2

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Introduced language:

A. The commission shall:

(1) receive and investigate complaints alleging violations of an act administered by the commission or
alleging ethics violations against state officials, state employees, government contractors and lobbyists;

(2) hold hearings in appropriate cases to determine whether there has been an ethics violation;

(3) beginning on January 1, 2011, administer the provisions of the following acts:

(a) the Campaign Reporting Act;

(b) the Voter Action Act;

(c) the Lobbyist Regulation Act;

(d) the Governmental Conduct Act;

(e) the Financial Disclosure Act; and

(f) the Gift Act;

(4) develop, adopt and promulgate the rules necessary to implement and administer the provisions of the
State Ethics Commission Act;

(5) compile, index, maintain and provide public access to all advisory opinions and reports required to be
made public pursuant to the State Ethics Commission Act;
(6) draft a proposed code of ethics for state officials and state employees and submit the proposed code to
each elected state official and state agency for adoption;

(7) compile, adopt, publish and make available to all state officials, state employees, government contractors
and lobbyists an ethics guide that clearly and plainly explains the ethics requirements set forth in state law,
including those that relate to conducting business with the state;

(8) offer annual ethics training to state officials, state employees, government contractors, lobbyists and
other interested persons;

(9) employ an executive director, who shall be an attorney; and

(10) submit an annual report of its activities, including any recommendations regarding state ethics laws or
the scope of its powers and duties, in December of each year to the legislature and the governor.

Status:
01/25/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee - germane - Senate Rules Committee

Sponsor Information:
Dede Feldman (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Rules; Senate Public Affairs (Chair); Serving Since 1997


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New York A.B. 9715

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/19/2010 Introduced and referred to Assembly Committee on Ways and Means

Synopsis:
Relates to ethics reform and campaign finance reform; repealer.

Additional Bill Information:
January 19, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 6. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 73-d to read as follows:

SECTION 73-D. LOBBYING ACTIVITY. 1. SHORT TITLE. THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AND
MAY BE CITED AS THE "LOBBYING ACT".

2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:

 (A) THE TERM "LOBBYIST" SHALL MEAN EVERY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION RETAINED,
EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED BY ANY CLIENT TO ENGAGE IN DIRECTLY OR TO SOLICIT OTHERS
TO COMMUNICATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF LOBBYING. THE TERM "LOBBYIST" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, TRUSTEE, EMPLOYEE, COUNSEL OR AGENT OF THE STATE,
OR ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF OF NEW YORK WHEN DISCHARGING THEIR
OFFICIAL DUTIES; EXCEPT THOSE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES, COUNSELS,
OR AGENTS OF COLLEGES, AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW.

(B) THE TERM "CLIENT" SHALL MEAN EVERY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION WHO RETAINS,
EMPLOYS OR DESIGNATES ANY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION TO CARRY ON LOBBYING
ACTIVITIES ON BEHALF OF SUCH CLIENT.
(C) THE TERM "LOBBYING" OR "LOBBYING ACTIVITIES" SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE ANY
ATTEMPT BY A PERSON OR ENTITY TO DIRECTLY OR TO SOLICIT OTHERS TO COMMUNICATE
FOR THE PURPOSE OF INFLUENCING:

(I) THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY LEGISLATION BY EITHER HOUSE OF THE STATE
LEGISLATURE OR APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF ANY LEGISLATION BY THE GOVERNOR;

(II) THE ADOPTION, ISSUANCE, RESCISSION, MODIFICATION OR TERMS OF A GUBERNATORIAL
EXECUTIVE ORDER;

(III) THE ADOPTION OR REJECTION OF ANY PROCEDURE, RULE OR REGULATION HAVING THE
FORCE AND EFFECT OF LAW BY A STATE AGENCY;

(IV) THE OUTCOME OF ANY RATE MAKING PROCEEDING BY A STATE AGENCY;

(V) ANY DETERMINATION:

(A) BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, OR BY A PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A
PUBLIC OFFICIAL RELATED TO A GOVERNMENTAL PROCUREMENT, (B) BY AN OFFICER OR
EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM, OR BY A PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN
COOPERATION WITH AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM RELATED TO
A GOVERNMENTAL PROCUREMENT, OR (C) BY THE STATE OR NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER
WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC
PENSION FUNDS;

(VI) THE APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL, IMPLEMENTATION OR ADMINISTRATION OF TRIBAL-STATE
COMPACTS, MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, OR ANY OTHER TRIBALSTATE AGREEMENTS
AND ANY OTHER STATE ACTIONS RELATED TO CLASS III GAMING AS PROVIDED IN 25 U.S.C.
SECTION 2701, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT DESIGNATION OF SUCH ACTIVITIES AS "LOBBYING" IS
BARRED BY THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT, BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR BY A
PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL IN RELATION TO
SUCH APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL, IMPLEMENTATION OR ADMINISTRATION;

(VII) THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, OR
REGULATION BY ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF;

(VIII) THE ADOPTION, ISSUANCE, RESCISSION, MODIFICATION OR TERMS OF AN EXECUTIVE
ORDER ISSUED BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A MUNICIPALITY;

(IX) THE ADOPTION OR REJECTION OF ANY RULE, REGULATION, OR RESOLUTION HAVING THE
FORCE AND EFFECT OF A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, OR REGULATION; OR

(X) THE OUTCOME OF ANY RATE MAKING PROCEEDING BY ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION
THEREOF.

Status:
01/19/2010 Introduced and referred to Assembly Committee on Ways and Means

Sponsor Information:
Office of the Governor


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New York S.B. 6615

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/19/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Finance
Synopsis:
Relates to ethics reform and campaign finance reform; repealer.

Additional Bill Information:
January 19, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 6. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 73-d to read as follows:

SECTION 73-D. LOBBYING ACTIVITY. 1. SHORT TITLE. THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AND
MAY BE CITED AS THE "LOBBYING ACT".

2. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:

 (A) THE TERM "LOBBYIST" SHALL MEAN EVERY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION RETAINED,
EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED BY ANY CLIENT TO ENGAGE IN DIRECTLY OR TO SOLICIT OTHERS
TO COMMUNICATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF LOBBYING. THE TERM "LOBBYIST" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, TRUSTEE, EMPLOYEE, COUNSEL OR AGENT OF THE STATE,
OR ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF OF NEW YORK WHEN DISCHARGING THEIR
OFFICIAL DUTIES; EXCEPT THOSE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES, COUNSELS,
OR AGENTS OF COLLEGES, AS DEFINED BY SECTION TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW.

(B) THE TERM "CLIENT" SHALL MEAN EVERY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION WHO RETAINS,
EMPLOYS OR DESIGNATES ANY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION TO CARRY ON LOBBYING
ACTIVITIES ON BEHALF OF SUCH CLIENT.

(C) THE TERM "LOBBYING" OR "LOBBYING ACTIVITIES" SHALL MEAN AND INCLUDE ANY
ATTEMPT BY A PERSON OR ENTITY TO DIRECTLY OR TO SOLICIT OTHERS TO COMMUNICATE
FOR THE PURPOSE OF INFLUENCING:

(I) THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY LEGISLATION BY EITHER HOUSE OF THE STATE
LEGISLATURE OR APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF ANY LEGISLATION BY THE GOVERNOR;

(II) THE ADOPTION, ISSUANCE, RESCISSION, MODIFICATION OR TERMS OF A GUBERNATORIAL
EXECUTIVE ORDER;

(III) THE ADOPTION OR REJECTION OF ANY PROCEDURE, RULE OR REGULATION HAVING THE
FORCE AND EFFECT OF LAW BY A STATE AGENCY;

(IV) THE OUTCOME OF ANY RATE MAKING PROCEEDING BY A STATE AGENCY;

(V) ANY DETERMINATION:

(A) BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, OR BY A PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A
PUBLIC OFFICIAL RELATED TO A GOVERNMENTAL PROCUREMENT, (B) BY AN OFFICER OR
EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM, OR BY A PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN
COOPERATION WITH AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM RELATED TO
A GOVERNMENTAL PROCUREMENT, OR (C) BY THE STATE OR NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER
WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC
PENSION FUNDS;

(VI) THE APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL, IMPLEMENTATION OR ADMINISTRATION OF TRIBAL-STATE
COMPACTS, MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, OR ANY OTHER TRIBALSTATE AGREEMENTS
AND ANY OTHER STATE ACTIONS RELATED TO CLASS III GAMING AS PROVIDED IN 25 U.S.C.
SECTION 2701, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT DESIGNATION OF SUCH ACTIVITIES AS "LOBBYING" IS
BARRED BY THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT, BY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR BY A
PERSON OR ENTITY WORKING IN COOPERATION WITH A PUBLIC OFFICIAL IN RELATION TO
SUCH APPROVAL, DISAPPROVAL, IMPLEMENTATION OR ADMINISTRATION;

(VII) THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF ANY LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, OR
REGULATION BY ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION THEREOF;
(VIII) THE ADOPTION, ISSUANCE, RESCISSION, MODIFICATION OR TERMS OF AN EXECUTIVE
ORDER ISSUED BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A MUNICIPALITY;

(IX) THE ADOPTION OR REJECTION OF ANY RULE, REGULATION, OR RESOLUTION HAVING THE
FORCE AND EFFECT OF A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE, RESOLUTION, OR REGULATION; OR

(X) THE OUTCOME OF ANY RATE MAKING PROCEEDING BY ANY MUNICIPALITY OR SUBDIVISION
THEREOF.

Status:
01/19/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Finance

Sponsor Information:
Office of the Governor


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Oregon S.B. 1058A

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 Prefiled

Synopsis:
Sets limits on amounts that may be received by candidates and political committees; prohibits corporate and
labor organization contributions directly from treasury funds; proposes civil penalties for violations.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/26/2010 Prefiled


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South Dakota S.B. 142

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 First read in Senate and referred to Senate State Affairs

Synopsis:
Prohibit certain business entities and affiliated persons from making political campaign contributions to state
officeholders or candidates if the business entity does contractual business with certain state agencies.

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 2. No business entity whose contracts with the state agencies, in the aggregate, annually total more
than twenty-five thousand dollars nor any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, may
make any contribution to any political committees established to promote the candidacy of either the
officeholder responsible for awarding the contacts or any other declared candidate for that office. This
prohibition remains effective for the duration of the term of office of the incumbent officeholder awarding the
contracts or for a period of two years following the expiration or termination of the contracts, whichever is
longer.

Section 3. No business entity whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on state contracts total more
than twenty-five thousand dollars, or whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on state contracts
combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of state contracts exceed twenty-five
thousand dollars, nor any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, may make any
contribution to any political committee established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder responsible
for awarding the contract on which the business entity has submitted a bid or proposal during the period
beginning on the date the invitation for bids or request for proposals is issued and ending on the day after
the date the contract is awarded.

Section 4. All contracts between any state agency and any business entity that has violated sections 2 and 3
of this Act are voidable. If a business entity violates sections 2 or 3, or both, of this Act, three or more times
within any thirty-six month period, then all contracts between any state agency and that business entity are
void, and that business entity may not bid or respond to any invitation to bid or request for proposals from
any state agency or otherwise enter into any contract with any state agency for three years from the date of
the last violation.

Status:
01/28/2010 First read in Senate and referred to Senate State Affairs

Sponsor Information:
Scott N Heidepriem (D - Minority); (Minority Leader)
 Committees: Senate Judiciary; Senate State Affairs; Senate Legislative Procedure


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Tennessee H.B. 2960

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Lobbying, Lobbyists - As introduced, requires disclosure of exact amount of lobbyist compensation and
employer expenditures for public entity that employs a contract lobbyist who is not an employee of such
public entity. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 6, Part 3.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-6-303, is amended by redesignating subsection (b) as
subsection (c) and substituting the following as subsection (b):

(b) Within forty-five (45) days following conclusion of the six-month periods ending March 31 and September
30, each school board, municipal utility, utility district, or department, agency or entity of state, county or
municipal government that engages in lobbying as defined in Section 3-6-301(16)(D) shall electronically file
with the ethics commission the employer disclosure report. For the six-month period, the report shall
disclose the following information on a single electronic form:

(1) The exact aggregate total amount of lobbyist compensation paid by the school board, municipal utility,
utility district, or department, agency or entity of state, county or municipal government. For purposes of the
disclosure, compensation paid to any lobbyist who performs duties for the entity in addition to lobbying and
related activities shall be apportioned to reflect the lobbyist's time allocated for lobbying and related activities
in this state.
(2) Excluding lobbyist compensation, the exact aggregate total amount of expenditures incurred for the
purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action through public opinion or grassroots action,
including, but not necessarily limited to, any such expenditures for printing, publishing, advertising,
broadcasting, paid announcements, audiotapes, videotapes, compact discs , digital video discs,
infomercials, rallies, demonstrations, seminars, lectures, conferences, postage, telephone-related costs,
Internet-related services, public relations services, governmental relations services, polling services, travel
expenses, grants to issue groups or grassroots organizations, or any similar expense. For purposes of this
disclosure, any such expenditure that is made for the purpose of achieving a multistate effect shall be
apportioned equally among such states.

Status:
01/26/2010 Filed for intro.
01/27/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Gary W. Moore (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Subcommitte on Elections; House State and Local Government; House Subcommitte
on Employee Affairs; House Consumer and Employee Affairs; House Calendar and Rules; Serving Since
2005


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Tennessee H.B. 3182

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits foreign corporations from using funds to aid
either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2,
Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/27/2010 Filed for intro.
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Mike Turner (D - Minority); (Democratic Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Subcommitte on Professional Occupations; House Calendar and Rules; House
Finance, Ways and Means; House Subcommitte on Health Care Facilities; House Rules; House Health and
Human Resources; House Ethics; House Government Operations; Serving Since 2001


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Tennessee H.B. 3207

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, requires contribution limits for individuals, political
campaign committees controlled by a political party or caucus, and multicandidate political campaign
committees be increased to reflect percentage of change in average consumer price index in every odd-
numbered year starting in 2011. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/27/2010 Filed for intro.
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Glen Casada (R - Majority); (Republican Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Rules; House Government Operations; House Finance, Ways and Means; House
Ethics; House Subcommitte on Consumer Affairs; House Consumer and Employee Affairs; House Calendar
and Rules; Serving Since 2001


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Tennessee H.B. 3211

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Ethics - As introduced, includes in definition of "employer of a lobbyist" for corporations, associations, and
other organizations persons who are in-house counsel, corporate officers, board members, and persons in
government relations or oversight of government relations positions. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 6, Part
3.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/27/2010 Filed for intro.
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Glen Casada (R - Majority); (Republican Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Rules; House Government Operations; House Finance, Ways and Means; House
Ethics; House Subcommitte on Consumer Affairs; House Consumer and Employee Affairs; House Calendar
and Rules; Serving Since 2001


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Tennessee H.B. 3714

Category:
Campaign Finance
Last Action:
02/01/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits corporations domiciled outside the state or not
doing business in the state from using funds to aid either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office.
- Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.

Sponsor Information:
G. A. Hardaway (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Subcommitte on Family Justice; House Subcommitte on Small Business; House
Children and Family Affairs; House Government Operations; House Commerce; House Consumer and
Employee Affairs; Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee H.B. 3715

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits foreign corporations from using funds to aid
either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2,
Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.

Sponsor Information:
G. A. Hardaway (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Subcommitte on Family Justice; House Subcommitte on Small Business; House
Children and Family Affairs; House Government Operations; House Commerce; House Consumer and
Employee Affairs; Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee S.B. 2662

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
State Government - As introduced, prohibits state and local tax revenues being expended, directly or
indirectly, for lobbying. - Amends TCA Title 5, Chapter 9; Title 6, Chapter 56; Title 7, Chapter 1 and Title 9,
Chapter 4.

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 5, Chapter 9, Part 4, is amended by adding the following as
a new section to be designated as follows:

Section 5-9-408. County revenues from taxes levied by the legislative body of the county government or
levied by the state and distributed to the various counties shall not be obligated or expended, directly or
indirectly, for lobbying services provided by any agent, contractor, subcontractor or other representative of
the county. This section shall not apply to any lobbying services provided by a county employee on behalf of
a county government.

Status:
01/20/2010 Filed for intro.
01/25/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/27/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Beverly Marrero (D - Minority);
 Committees: Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Resources (Secretary); Senate Judiciary;
Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee S.B. 2852

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Lobbying, Lobbyists - As introduced, requires disclosure of exact amount of lobbyist compensation and
employer expenditures for public entity that employs a contract lobbyist who is not an employee of such
public entity. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 6, Part 3.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-6-303, is amended by redesignating subsection (b) as
subsection (c) and substituting the following as subsection (b):

(b) Within forty-five (45) days following conclusion of the six-month periods ending March 31 and September
30, each school board, municipal utility, utility district, or department, agency or entity of state, county or
municipal government that engages in lobbying as defined in Section 3-6-301(16)(D) shall electronically file
with the ethics commission the employer disclosure report. For the six-month period, the report shall
disclose the following information on a single electronic form:

(1) The exact aggregate total amount of lobbyist compensation paid by the school board, municipal utility,
utility district, or department, agency or entity of state, county or municipal government. For purposes of the
disclosure, compensation paid to any lobbyist who performs duties for the entity in addition to lobbying and
related activities shall be apportioned to reflect the lobbyist's time allocated for lobbying and related activities
in this state.

(2) Excluding lobbyist compensation, the exact aggregate total amount of expenditures incurred for the
purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action through public opinion or grassroots action,
including, but not necessarily limited to, any such expenditures for printing, publishing, advertising,
broadcasting, paid announcements, audiotapes, videotapes, compact discs, digital video discs, infomercials,
rallies, demonstrations, seminars, lectures, conferences, postage, telephone-related costs, Internet-related
services, public relations services, governmental relations services, polling services, travel expenses, grants
to issue groups or grassroots organizations, or any similar expense. For purposes of this disclosure, any
such expenditure that is made for the purpose of achieving a multistate effect shall be apportioned equally
among such states.

Status:
01/26/2010 Filed for intro.
01/27/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jim Tracy (R - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Transportation (Chair); Senate State and Local Government; Senate Education;
Serving Since 2005


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Tennessee S.B. 3051

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, requires contribution limits for individuals, political
campaign committees controlled by a political party or caucus, and multicandidate political campaign
committees be increased to reflect percentage of change in average consumer price index in every odd-
numbered year starting in 2011. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
January 27, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302, is amended by adding the following as a new
subsection thereto:

(d) The contribution limits in this section shall be increased to reflect the percentage of change in the
average consumer price index lall items-city average) as published by the United States department of
labor, bureau of labor statistics, on January 1 of every odd-numbered year starting in 2011. Any amount
adjustment under this section shall be rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars ($ 100). The
registry of election finance shall publish the increased amount on its web site.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306, is amended by adding the following as a new
subsection thereto:

(c) The contribution limits in this section shall be increased to reflect the percentage of change in the
average consumer price index lall items-city average) as published by the United States department of
labor, bureau of labor statistics, on January 1 of every odd-numbered year starting in 2011. Any amount
adjustment under this section shall be rounded to the nearest multiple of one hundred dollars ($ 100). The
registry of election finance shall publish the increased amount on its web site.
Status:
01/27/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
01/28/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jamie Woodson (R - Majority); (Speaker Pro Tempore)
 Committees: Senate Education; Senate Finance, Ways and Means; Senate Environment, Conservation
and Tourism; Serving Since 2005


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Tennessee S.B. 3198

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits foreign corporations from using funds to aid
either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2,
Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Lowe Finney (D - Minority); (Democratic Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: Senate State and Local Government (Vice-Chair); Senate Transportation; Serving Since
2007


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Tennessee S.B. 3633

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits foreign corporations from using funds to aid
either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2,
Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee
Sponsor Information:
Reginald Tate (D - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Education (Vice-Chair); Senate Government Operations; Senate Commerce, Labor
and Agriculture; Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee S.B. 3664

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits corporations domiciled outside the state or not
doing business in the state from using funds to aid either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office.
- Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Reginald Tate (D - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Education (Vice-Chair); Senate Government Operations; Senate Commerce, Labor
and Agriculture; Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee S.B. 3674

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Ethics - As introduced, includes in definition of "employer of a lobbyist" for corporations, associations, and
other organizations persons who are in-house counsel, corporate officers, board members, and persons in
government relations or oversight of government relations positions. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 6, Part
3.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Dewayne Bunch (R - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Government Operations; Senate Judiciary; Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture
(Vice-Chair); Serving Since 2007


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Tennessee S.B. 3797

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, prohibits corporations domiciled outside the state or not
doing business in the state from using funds to aid either in the election or defeat of any candidate for office.
- Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
01/28/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.; Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Beverly Marrero (D - Minority);
 Committees: Senate General Welfare, Health and Human Resources (Secretary); Senate Judiciary;
Serving Since 2007


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Utah H.B. 247

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/29/2010 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available House Rules Committee; In House; to Printing with fiscal note
House Rules Committee; In House; received bill with fiscal note from Print House Rules Committee

Synopsis:
This bill amends a provision related to lobbyist restrictions of former state officials.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. Section 67-24-103 is amended to read:

  67-24-103. Qualified prohibitions on lobbyists -- Time limit.

 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a A former state official serving on or after May 12, 2009 MAY
11, 2010 , may not become a lobbyist or engage in lobbying that would require registration as a lobbyist
under Title 36, Chapter 11, Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act, for one calendar year, beginning on the
day the state official leaves office and ending on the one-year anniversary of that day.

(2) This section does not apply if the former state official engages in lobbying on behalf of:
(a) himself; or

 (b) a business with which he is associated, unless the primary activity of the business is lobbying or
governmental relations.

Status:
01/26/2010 Bill Numbered but not Distributed Legislative Research and General Counsel; Numbered Bill
Made Available for Public Distributi Legislative Research and General Counsel; LFA/ bill sent to agencies for
fiscal input Legislative Research and General Counsel
01/27/2010 In House; received bill from Legislative Research House Docket Clerk; 1st reading (Introduced)
House Rules Committee
01/28/2010 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor House Rules Committee
01/29/2010 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available House Rules Committee; In House; to Printing with fiscal note
House Rules Committee; In House; received bill with fiscal note from Print House Rules Committee

Sponsor Information:
Carol Spackman Moss (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Ethics Committee; House Revenue and Taxation Committee; House Education
Committee; Serving Since 2001


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Utah H.B. 267

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In House; to Printing with fiscal note HSTETH; House Committee- Favorable Recommendation
HSTETH; received bill with fiscal note from Print HSTETH

Synopsis:
This bill amends the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act related to an expenditure by a lobbyist,
principal, or government officer for the benefit of a public official.

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 2. Section 36-11-103 is amended to read:

36-11-103. Licensing requirements.

(1) (a) Before engaging in any lobbying, a lobbyist shall obtain a license from the lieutenant governor by
completing the form required by this section.

(b) The lieutenant governor shall issue licenses to qualified lobbyists.

(c) The lieutenant governor shall prepare a Lobbyist License Application Form that includes:

(i) a place for the lobbyist's name and business address;

(ii) a place for the name and business address of FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR each principal for
whom the lobbyist works or is hired as an independent contractor ; :

(A) THE PRINCIPAL'S NAME;

(B) THE PRINCIPAL'S BUSINESS ADDRESS;
 (C) THE NAME OF EACH PUBLIC OFFICIAL THAT THE PRINCIPAL EMPLOYS OR HAS HIRED AS AN
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND THE NATURE OF THE EMPLOYMENT OR CONTRACT WITH THE
PUBLIC OFFICIAL; AND

(D) THE GENERAL PURPOSES, INTERESTS, AND NATURE OF THE PRINCIPAL;

(iii) a place for the name and address of the person who paid or will pay the lobbyist's registration fee, if the
fee is not paid by the lobbyist;

(iv) a place for the lobbyist to disclose :

(A) any elected or appointed position that the lobbyist holds in state or local government, if any; AND

 (B) THE NAME OF EACH PUBLIC OFFICIAL THAT THE LOBBYIST EMPLOYS OR HAS HIRED AS AN
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND THE NATURE OF THE EMPLOYMENT OR CONTRACT WITH THE
PUBLIC OFFICIAL, IF ANY;

Status:
01/28/2010 Bill Numbered but not Distributed Legislative Research and General Counsel; Numbered Bill
Made Available for Public Distributi Legislative Research and General Counsel; LFA/ bill sent to agencies for
fiscal input Legislative Research and General Counsel
01/29/2010 In House; received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst House Docket Clerk; 1st reading (Introduced)
House Rules Committee; to standing committee HSTETH
01/30/2010 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor HSTETH; LFA/ fiscal note publicly available HSTETH
02/01/2010 In House; to Printing with fiscal note HSTETH; House Committee- Favorable Recommendation
HSTETH; received bill with fiscal note from Print HSTETH

Sponsor Information:
Kevin S. Garn (R - Majority); (Majority Leader)
 Committees: House Ethics Committee; House Business and Labor Committee; Serving Since 1991


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Vermont H.B. 624

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Synopsis:
An Act Relating to Prohibiting the Acceptance of Gifts By Legislators

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 266. PROHIBITED CONDUCT

It shall be prohibited conduct:

(1) to employ a lobbyist or lobbying firm, or accept employment as a lobbyist or lobbying firm, for
compensation that is dependent on a contingency;

(2) for a legislator or AN administrative official to solicit a gift, other than a political contribution, from a
registered employer or registered lobbyist or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer, except that charitable
contributions for nonprofit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue
Code may be solicited from registered employers and registered lobbyists or lobbying firms engaged by an
employer; or
(3) when the general assembly is in session, until adjournment sine die, for a legislator or administrative
official to solicit a political campaign contribution as defined in 17 V.S.A. Section 2801 from a registered
lobbyist or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer or registered employer or for a registered lobbyist or
registered employer or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer to make or promise a political campaign
contribution to any member of the general assembly or any member's campaign committee ; OR

(4) FOR A LEGISLATOR TO SOLICIT OR ACCEPT A GIFT OF ANY VALUE, OTHER THAN A
CONTRIBUTION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2801 OF TITLE 17, FROM ANY SOURCE .

Status:
01/28/2010 In House; Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Sponsor Information:
Anne Theresa O'Brien (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Health Care


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                                        Legislative Movement


Colorado H.B. 1092

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Synopsis:
The bill authorizes security personnel at the state capitol building, including the Colorado state patrol, to
allow a lobbyist with a lobbyist identification card to enter the capitol building without submitting to a search
of his or her person or property by security personnel, electronic weapons screening devices, or other
means.

Additional Bill Information:
January 13, 2010 Introduced language:

 (3) THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE OR THE CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES MAY ISSUE A LOBBYIST IDENTIFICATION CARD TO A LOBBYIST UPON
RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION AND FEE DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (4) OF THIS SECTION AND
BASED UPON A SATISFACTORY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION. A LOBBYIST SHALL SUBMIT PROOF WITH THE APPLICATION
AND FEE THAT HE OR SHE IS REGISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
24-6-303 OR 24-6-303.5, C.R.S., OR THE RULES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

(4) (A) A LOBBYIST SHALL PAY A FEE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE OR THE CHIEF
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR A LOBBYIST IDENTIFICATION CARD UPON
MAKING AN APPLICATION FOR THE CARD. THE SECRETARY AND THE CHIEF CLERK SHALL SET
THE FEE TO BE CHARGED AT A LEVEL THAT OFFSETS THE COSTS FOR THE PROCESSING OF
APPLICATIONS FOR AND ISSUANCE OF LOBBYIST IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

Status:
01/13/2010 Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
01/26/2010 In House; Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

Sponsor Information:
Larry G Liston (R - Minority);
 Committees: House Business Affairs and Labor; House Local Government


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Hawaii H.B. 2003

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.

Synopsis:
Updates, organizes, and clarifies current campaign financing laws.

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:
SECTION 1. This Act updates, organizes, and clarifies current campaign finance laws.

The laws have their genesis in Act 185, Session Laws of Hawaii 1973. Over the past thirty-five years,
numerous amendments have been made to the campaign finance laws in a piecemeal fashion and,
apparently, with little regard to the laws as a whole. The resulting laws are unorganized, difficult to read, and
inconsistent in some areas. The current campaign finance laws are codified in part XII, subpart B of chapter
11, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

This Act organizes the campaign finance laws into a new part of chapter 11, with ten subparts. Long and
involved sections are divided into shorter sections with clear titles for quick reference. All the laws on one
subject are grouped together, in contrast to current campaign finance laws that require a reader to search
through the entire subpart for laws that may apply to that one subject.

This Act is a product of the campaign spending commission's blue ribbon recodification committee
(committee). The committee completed its work in 2008 after meeting regularly for nine months. The
committee comprised the commission's staff and seventeen attorneys who were experienced in campaign
finance law and who represented various interests.

The purpose of this Act is to update, organize, and clarify current campaign finance laws and make minor
substantive changes to the current laws.

Status:
01/19/2010 In House; Pending introduction.
01/20/2010 In House; Introduced and Pass First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary and then to Finance
01/22/2010 In House; Bill scheduled to be heard by Judiciary on Tuesday, 01-26-10 2:30 pm in House
conference room 325.
01/26/2010 In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred until 01-28-10.; Bill
scheduled for decision making on Thursday,
01/28/2010 2:30:00 PM in conference room 325.; In House; The committee(s) recommends that the
measure be deferred until 02-02-10.
01/29/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday,
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.

Sponsor Information:
Calvin K.Y. Say (D - Majority); (Speaker of the House)
; Serving Since 1976


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Hawaii H.B. 2004

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.

Synopsis:
Amends law relating to ballot issue committees. Defines automated phone call and requires certain
information to be stated at the beginning of such phone calls. Amends the definition of advertisement.
Repeals the campaign spending commission's authority to adopt a code of fair campaign practices as part of
its rules. Requires advertising notices and disclaimers to be included on every web page that contains an
advertisement.

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 5. Section 11-204, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"Section 11-204 Campaign contributions; limits as to persons.
(a)(1) No person , INCLUDING A NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE, or any other entity shall make
contributions to:

(A) A candidate seeking nomination or election to a two-year office or to the candidate's committee in an
aggregate amount greater than $ 2,000 during an election period;

(B) A candidate seeking nomination or election to a four-year statewide office or to the candidate's
committee in an aggregate amount greater than $ 6,000 during an election period; and

(C) A candidate seeking nomination or election to a four-year nonstatewide office or to the candidate's
committee in an aggregate amount greater than $ 4,000 during an election period.

These limits shall not apply to a loan made to a candidate by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
business;

(2) For purposes of this section, the length of term of an office shall be the usual length of term of the office
as unaffected by reapportionment, a special election to fill a vacancy, or any other factor causing the term of
the office the candidate is seeking to be less than the usual length of term of that office.

(b) (1) No person or any other entity shall make contributions to a noncandidate committee, in an aggregate
amount greater than $ 1,000 in an election . ; EXCEPT THAT IN THE CASE OF A CORPORATION OR
COMPANY USING FUNDS FROM ITS TREASURY, THERE SHALL BE A $ LIMIT ON CONTRIBUTIONS
OR EXPENDITURES TO THE CORPORATION OR COMPANY'S NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE; AND

(2) A CORPORATION OR COMPANY SHALL MAKE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
GREATER THAN $ 1,000 IN THE AGGREGATE IN A TWO-YEAR ELECTION PERIOD SOLELY
THROUGH THE CORPORATION OR COMPANY'S NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH PARAGRAPH (A)(1). THE NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE SHALL REGISTER WITH THE
COMMISSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 11-194.

Status:
01/19/2010 In House; Pending introduction.
01/20/2010 In House; Introduced and Pass First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary and then to Finance
01/22/2010 In House; Bill scheduled to be heard by Judiciary on Tuesday, 01-26-10 2:30 pm in House
conference room 325.
01/26/2010 In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred until 01-28-10.; Bill
scheduled for decision making on Thursday,
01/28/2010 2:30:00 PM in conference room 325.; In House; The committee(s) recommends that the
measure be deferred until 02-02-10.
01/29/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday,
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.

Sponsor Information:
Calvin K.Y. Say (D - Majority); (Speaker of the House)
; Serving Since 1976


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Hawaii H.B. 2249

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; The committees on Judiciary recommend that the measure be PASSED,
UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes; 1 Noes; 6 Excused.

Synopsis:
Provides that it is unlawful for persons exempt from competitive solicitation for State or county contracts to
make contributions to candidate committees, noncandidate committees, or candidates or to knowingly solicit
contributions from any person for any purpose. Permits the establishment or administration of, or solicitation
of contributions to, any noncandidate committee.

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Section 11-205.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsections (a) and (b)
to read as follows:

"(a) It shall be unlawful for the person EXEMPT FROM COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION PURSUANT TO
CHAPTERS 102, 103, 103D, AND 103F, who enters into any contract with the State, any of its counties, or
any department or agency thereof either for the rendition of personal services, the buying of property, or
furnishing any material, supplies, or equipment to the State, any of its counties, department or agency
thereof, or for selling any land or building to the State, any of its counties, or any department or agency
thereof, if payment for the performance of the contract or payment for material, supplies, equipment, land,
property, or building is to be made in whole or in part from funds appropriated by the legislative body, at any
time between the execution of the contract through the completion of the contract, to:

(1) Directly or indirectly make any contribution or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any contribution
to any political party, CANDIDATE COMMITTEE, NONCANDIDATE committee, or candidate or to any
person for any political purpose or use; or

(2) Knowingly solicit any contribution from any person for any purpose during any period.

(b) This section does not prohibit or make unlawful the establishment or administration of, or the solicitation
of contributions to, any separate segregated fund by any state or national bank, corporation, or labor
organization NONCANDIDATE COMMITTEE BY ANY PERSON for the purpose of influencing the
nomination for election or the election of any person to office; provided that the commission shall by rule
establish contribution limits for limited liability companies as defined in section 428-101, limited liability
partnerships as defined in section 425-101, and limited liability limited partnerships as defined in section
425E-102. Sole proprietors subject to this section shall comply with applicable campaign contribution limits
in section 11-204."

Status:
01/20/2010 In House; Pending introduction.
01/21/2010 In House; Introduced and Pass First Reading.
01/22/2010 In House; Referred to Judiciary; Bill scheduled to be heard by Judiciary on Tuesday, 01-26-10
2:30 pm in House conference room 325.
01/26/2010 In House; The committees on Judiciary recommend that the measure be PASSED,
UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes; 1 Noes; 6 Excused.

Sponsor Information:
Jon Riki Karamatsu (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Judiciary (Chair); House Consumer Protection and Commerce; Serving Since 2002


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Hawaii H.B. 2283

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In House; Bill scheduled to be heard by Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs on
Thursday, 02-04-10 8:00am in House conference room 312.

Synopsis:
Requires government purchasers to follow ethical principles in matters relating to procurement.

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:
SECTION 1. Section 103D-101, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

 Section 103D-101 Requirement REQUIREMENTS of good faith. ETHICAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT.
(A) ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE AND EACH COUNTY SHALL CONDUCT
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN AN ETHICAL MANNER. IN CONDUCTING PROCUREMENT, A
GOVERNMENT PURCHASER SHALL:

(1) ACT AS A FIDUCIARY AND TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC MONEYS;

(2) REMAIN INDEPENDENT FROM VENDORS, BIDDERS, PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, INTERESTED
PARTIES, AND POLITICAL FIGURES;

(3) ACT ONLY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST;

(4) ABIDE BY THE STATUTES AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO PUBLIC
PROCUREMENT;

(5) IDENTIFY AND MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCIES IN THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROCESS;

(6) ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC COMPETITION BY:

(A) DEALING WITH VENDORS, BIDDERS, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES AT ARM'S LENGTH;
AND

(B) RESEARCHING INNOVATIVE GOODS AND SERVICES TO MEET THE PUBLIC'S NEEDS;

(7) AVOID APPEARANCES OF IMPROPRIETY OR CONFLICTS OF INTEREST;

 (8) AVOID SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH VENDORS, BIDDERS, POTENTIAL BIDDERS, OR OTHER
INTERESTED PARTIES DURING THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS;

(9) MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY IN A MANNER THAT ENSURES A FAIR PROCUREMENT
PROCESS; AND

(10) REMAIN IMPARTIAL IN DEALINGS WITH VENDORS, BIDDERS, POTENTIAL BIDDERS, AND
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

Status:
01/21/2010 In House; Pending introduction.
01/22/2010 In House; Introduced and Pass First Reading.; Referred to Economic Revitalization, Business &
Military Affairs and then to Finance
02/01/2010 In House; Bill scheduled to be heard by Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs on
Thursday, 02-04-10 8:00am in House conference room 312.

Sponsor Information:
Blake K. Oshiro (D - Majority); (Majority Leader)
 Committees: House Legislative Management (Vice-Chair); House Judiciary


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Illinois H.B. 5008

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 In House; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. With respect to campaign contributions to a candidate political committee from a
political party political committees, makes the limits that apply during a general primary election cycle apply
during any election cycle. Effective January 1, 2011.

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:

Sec. 9-8.5. Limitations on campaign contributions.

(a) It is unlawful for a political committee to accept contributions except as provided in this Section.

(b) During an election cycle, a candidate political committee may not accept contributions with an aggregate
value over the following: (i) $ 5,000 from any individual, (ii) $ 10,000 from any corporation, labor
organization, or association, or (iii) $ 50,000 from a candidate political committee or political action
committee. A candidate political committee may accept contributions in any amount from a political party
committee except during an election cycle in which the candidate seeks nomination at a primary election.
During an election cycle in which the candidate seeks nomination at a primary election , a candidate
political committee may not accept contributions from political party committees with an aggregate value
over the following: (i) $ 200,000 for a candidate political committee established to support a candidate
seeking nomination OR ELECTION to statewide office, (ii) $ 125,000 for a candidate political committee
established to support a candidate seeking nomination OR ELECTION to the Senate, the Supreme Court
or Appellate Court in the First Judicial District, or an office elected by all voters in a county with 1,000,000 or
more residents, (iii) $ 75,000 for a candidate political committee established to support a candidate seeking
nomination OR ELECTION to the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court or Appellate Court for a
Judicial District other than the First Judicial District, an office elected by all voters of a county of fewer than
1,000,000 residents, and municipal and county offices in Cook County other than those elected by all voters
of Cook County, and (iv) $ 50,000 for a candidate political committee established to support the nomination
OR ELECTION of a candidate to any other office. A candidate political committee established to elect a
candidate to the General Assembly may accept contributions from only one legislative caucus committee. A
candidate political committee may not accept contributions from a ballot initiative committee.

Status:
01/21/2010 In House; Filed; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth
Coulson; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee
01/26/2010 In House; Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher; Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan
Brady; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Timothy L. Schmitz; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Sacia; Added Co-Sponsor
Rep. Rich Brauer; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Watson; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandy Cole; Added Co-
Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco Coladipietro
01/27/2010 In House; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Roger L. Eddy

Sponsor Information:
Tom Cross (R - Minority); (House Republican Leader)
; Serving Since 1993


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Indiana S.B. 114

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In Senate; Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed; Amendment 1 (Miller), prevailed;
Voice Vote; Senators Mishler,Zakas,Yoder and Stutzman added as coauthors

Synopsis:
Government ethics. Provides that legislative and executive branch statements of economic interests are not
required to report gifts. Provides that legislative branch statements of economic interests are not required to
report purchases by a lobbyist from the filer's business. Requires legislative branch lobbyists to report such
expenses to the lobby registration commission, the applicable member of the general assembly, and the
clerk of the house or the secretary of the senate. Requires the lobby registration commission to compile
these purchases and gifts and provide them to the legislator or candidate. Requires executive branch
lobbyists to report these expenses to the state ethics commission. Provides that a lobbyist may not make an
expenditure with respect to an applicable individual unless the lobbyist receives the approval of the
applicable individual before making the expenditure. Provides that an executive branch lobbyist may not
make a gift with respect to an applicable individual unless the lobbyist receives the approval of the
applicable individual hours before making the gift. Requires an executive branch lobbyist to report such gifts
to the state ethics commission and the applicable individual. Provides that the definition of "lobbying" the
general assembly includes communication with a state executive branch officer to influence legislative
action. Provides that the definition of a legislative branch "lobbyist" does not include a national organization
established for the education and support of legislators, legislative staff, or related government employees.
Removes the inclusion of officials and employees of state educational institutions from the definitions of
"public official" and "public employee" for purposes of the lobbyist registration statute.

Additional Bill Information:
January 11, 2010 Amended language:

SECTION 19. IC 2-7-3-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS
FOLLOWSEFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011]:

 SEC. 8. (A) A LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A WRITTEN REPORT WHENEVER THE LOBBYIST MAKES AN
EXPENDITURE WITH RESPECT TO AN APPLICABLE INDIVIDUAL THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE
INCLUDED IN A REPORT UNDER SECTION 3 OF THIS CHAPTER.

(B) A REPORT UNDER THIS SECTION MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING:

(1) THE NAME OF THE LOBBYIST MAKING THE EXPENDITURE.

(2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXPENDITURE.

(3) THE AMOUNT OF THE EXPENDITURE.

(C) A LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A COPY OF A REPORT REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION WITH ALL THE
FOLLOWING:

(1) THE COMMISSION.

(2) THE APPLICABLE INDIVIDUAL WITH RESPECT TO WHOM THE REPORT IS MADE.

 (3) THE PRINCIPAL CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IF THE APPLICABLE
INDIVIDUAL IS A MEMBER OF, OR A CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION TO, THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.

(4) THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE, IF THE APPLICABLE INDIVIDUAL IS A MEMBER OF, OR
CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION TO, THE SENATE.

 (D) A LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A REPORT REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION NOT LATER THAN FIFTEEN
(15) DAYS AFTER MAKING THE EXPENDITURE.

(E) NOT LATER THAN JANUARY 7, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE TO EACH MEMBER AND
CANDIDATE A WRITTEN COMPILATION OF ALL REPORTS FILED UNDER SUBSECTION (C)
RELATING TO THAT MEMBER OR CANDIDATE. THE COMPILATION MUST PROVIDE THE
FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO THE MEMBER OR CANDIDATE FOR EACH EXPENDITURE:

(1) A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXPENDITURE.

(2) THE AMOUNT OF THE EXPENDITURE.

(3) THE NAME OF THE LOBBYIST MAKING THE EXPENDITURE.

Status:
01/05/2010 In Senate; Introduced; First reading: referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure;
Senator Charbonneau added as second author; Senator Sipes added as third author; Senators
Gard,Lawson,Delph,Merritt,Boots and Dillon added as coauthors
01/11/2010 In Senate; Senator Errington added as coauthor; Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
01/14/2010 In Senate; Senators R. Young and Randolph added as coauthors
01/19/2010 In Senate; Senator Holdman added as coauthor
01/26/2010 In Senate; Senators
Alting,Arnold,Becker,Bray,Breaux,Broden,Deig,Head,Hershman,Hume,Kenley,Lanane,Lands
ke,Lewis,Long,Mrvan,Rogers,Schneider,Simpson,Skinner,Tallian,Taylor,Walker,Waltz,Wa terman and Wyss
added as coauthors; Senators Steele and Kruse added as coauthors
01/28/2010 In Senate; Senator Leising added as coauthor; Senator Paul added as coauthor
02/01/2010 In Senate; Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed; Amendment 1 (Miller), prevailed;
Voice Vote; Senators Mishler,Zakas,Yoder and Stutzman added as coauthors

Sponsor Information:
Patricia L. Miller (R - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Health and Provider Services (Chair); Senate Appropriations; Senate Energy and
Environmental Affairs


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Iowa H.B. 2109

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Attached to companion SF 2074. S.J. 172.

Synopsis:
The bill requires lobbyist registration statements to include a list of clients of the lobbyist. The bill eliminates
a requirement that a letter of authorization be filed by all federal, state, and local officials or employees
representing the official positions of their departments, commissions, boards, or agencies.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Passed First House language:

Sec. 8. Section 68B.36, subsections 1 and 5, Code 2009, are amended to read as follows:

1. All lobbyists shall, on or before the day their lobbying activity begins, register by filing a lobbyist's
registration statement at times and in the manner provided in this section. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER
INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE BOARD, A LOBBYIST SHALL
IDENTIFY IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ALL CLIENTS OF THE LOBBYIST. Lobbyists engaged
in lobbying activities before the general assembly shall file the statement with the chief clerk of the house of
representatives or the secretary of the senate. Lobbyists engaged in lobbying activities before the office of
the governor or any state agency shall file the statement with the board. The chief clerk of the house and the
secretary of the senate shall provide appropriate registration forms to lobbyists before the general assembly.
The board shall prescribe appropriate registration forms for lobbyists before the office of the governor and
state agencies.

5. All federal, state, and local officials or employees representing the official positions of their departments,
commissions, boards, or agencies shall, when lobbying the general assembly, present to the chief clerk of
the house or the secretary of the senate a letter of authorization from their department or agency heads prior
to the commencement of their lobbying. When lobbying a state agency or the office of the governor, the
letter shall be presented to the board. The lobbyist registration statement of these officials and employees
shall not be deemed complete until the letter of authorization is attached. Federal, state, and local officials
who wish to lobby in opposition to the official position of their departments, commissions, boards, or
agencies must indicate this on their lobbyist registration statements.

Status:
01/21/2010 In House; Introduced, placed on calendar.
01/26/2010 In House; Passed House, ayes 100, nays none.
01/27/2010 Attached to companion SF 2074. S.J. 172.


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Iowa S.B. 2074

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/25/2010 In Senate; Introduced, placed on calendar; Committee report, approving bill.

Synopsis:
The bill requires lobbyist registration statements to include a list of clients of the lobbyist. The bill eliminates
a requirement that a letter of authorization be filed by all federal, state, and local officials or employees
representing the official positions of their departments, commissions, boards, or agencies.

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Introduced language:

Sec. 8. Section 68B.36, subsections 1 and 5, Code 2009, are amended to read as follows:

1. All lobbyists shall, on or before the day their lobbying activity begins, register by filing a lobbyist's
registration statement at times and in the manner provided in this section. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER
INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE BOARD, A LOBBYIST SHALL
IDENTIFY IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ALL CLIENTS OF THE LOBBYIST. Lobbyists engaged
in lobbying activities before the general assembly shall file the statement with the chief clerk of the house of
representatives or the secretary of the senate. Lobbyists engaged in lobbying activities before the office of
the governor or any state agency shall file the statement with the board. The chief clerk of the house and the
secretary of the senate shall provide appropriate registration forms to lobbyists before the general assembly.
The board shall prescribe appropriate registration forms for lobbyists before the office of the governor and
state agencies.

5. All federal, state, and local officials or employees representing the official positions of their departments,
commissions, boards, or agencies shall, when lobbying the general assembly, present to the chief clerk of
the house or the secretary of the senate a letter of authorization from their department or agency heads prior
to the commencement of their lobbying. When lobbying a state agency or the office of the governor, the
letter shall be presented to the board. The lobbyist registration statement of these officials and employees
shall not be deemed complete until the letter of authorization is attached. Federal, state, and local officials
who wish to lobby in opposition to the official position of their departments, commissions, boards, or
agencies must indicate this on their lobbyist registration statements.

Status:
01/25/2010 In Senate; Introduced, placed on calendar; Committee report, approving bill.


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Iowa S.B. 2083

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Subcommittee, Courtney, Behn, and Black.

Synopsis:
The bill provides that if a client of a lobbyist receives state or federal moneys, the client shall file an affidavit
with the general assembly or the board within 30 days of receipt of the moneys. The affidavit shall identify
the entity from which the state or federal moneys were received, the date of receipt of the moneys, and a
statement that the moneys will not be expended for purposes of encouraging the passage, defeat, approval,
veto, or modification of legislation, a rule, or an executive order before the general assembly, a state
agency, or any statewide elected official.

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. Section 68B.38, Code 2009, is amended by adding the following new subsection:

NEW SUBSECTION. 1A. If a client of a lobbyist receives state or federal moneys, the client shall file an
affidavit with the general assembly or the board within thirty days of receipt of the moneys. The affidavit shall
identify the entity from which the state or federal moneys were received, the date of receipt of the moneys,
and a statement that the moneys will not be expended for purposes of encouraging the passage, defeat,
approval, veto, or modification of legislation, a rule, or an executive order before the general assembly, a
state agency, or any statewide elected official. This subsection shall not apply to a client that is a state,
federal, or local government entity.

Status:
01/25/2010 In Senate; Introduced, referred to State Government.
01/27/2010 In Senate; Subcommittee, Courtney, Behn, and Black.

Sponsor Information:
David Johnson (R - Minority); (Assistant Minority Leader)
 Committees: Senate Natural Resources; Senate Agriculture (Ranking Member); Senate Appropriations;
Senate Education; Senate Human Resources


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Maryland S.B. 216

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/11

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of requiring that certain campaign finance contributions be attributed to one business
entity contributor under certain circumstances; defining a certain term; providing for the application of this
Act; and generally relating to the attribution of certain campaign finance contributions.

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:

13-226.

(e) (1) IN THIS SUBSECTION," BUSINESS ENTITY" INCLUDES A CORPORATION, A GENERAL OR
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
TRUST.

 (2) Contributions by a corporation and any wholly-owned subsidiary of the corporation, or by two or more
corporations owned by the same stockholders, TWO OR MORE BUSINESS ENTITIES shall be
considered as being made by one contributor IF:

(I) ONE BUSINESS ENTITY IS A WHOLLY - OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF ANOTHER; OR
 (II) THE BUSINESS ENTITIES ARE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY AT LEAST 80% OF THE SAME
INDIVIDUALS .

Status:
01/21/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
01/27/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/11

Sponsor Information:
Brian E. Frosh (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Judicial Proceedings (Chair); Senate Executive Nominations; Senate Rules (Vice-
Chair); Serving Since 1995


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Missouri H.B. 1324

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
This bill prohibits members of the General Assembly from accepting any tangible or intangible item, service,
or anything of value from a lobbyist.

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

 3. NO MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ACCEPT ANY TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE
ITEM, SERVICE, OR THING OF VALUE FROM ANY LOBBYIST, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 105.470.

Status:
12/04/2009 In House; Prefiled
01/06/2010 In House; Read First Time
01/07/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/14/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Rachel Bringer (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Special Standing Emerging Issues In Animal Agriculture; House Rural Community
Development; House Judiciary; House Budget; Serving Since 2003


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Missouri H.B. 1326

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
Changes the laws regarding campaign contributions to candidates and committees

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

Section A. Chapter 130, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section
130.032, to read as follows:

 130.032. 1. IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED UNDER SECTION 130.031, THE AMOUNT
OF CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY OR ACCEPTED FROM ANY PERSON OTHER THAN THE CANDIDATE
IN ANY ONE ELECTION SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FOLLOWING:

(1) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,
SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE TREASURER, STATE AUDITOR, OR ATTORNEY GENERAL, ONE
THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS;

(2) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR, SIX HUNDRED FIFTY
DOLLARS;

(3) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE, THREE HUNDRED
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS;

(4) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS UNDER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-
FIVE DOLLARS;

(5) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BUT LESS THAN TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS; AND

(6) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND, ONE THOUSAND
TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.

Status:
12/04/2009 In House; Prefiled
01/06/2010 In House; Read First Time
01/07/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/14/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Rachel Bringer (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Special Standing Emerging Issues In Animal Agriculture; House Rural Community
Development; House Judiciary; House Budget; Serving Since 2003


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Missouri H.B. 1337

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
Establishes campaign finance limits

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

130.032. 1. IN ADDITION TO THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED UNDER SECTION 130.031, THE AMOUNT
OF CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY OR ACCEPTED FROM ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OTHER THAN THE
CANDIDATE IN ANY ONE ELECTION SHALL NOT EXCEED THE FOLLOWING:

(1) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,
SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE TREASURER, STATE AUDITOR OR ATTORNEY GENERAL, THREE
THOUSAND DOLLARS;

(2) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR, ONE THOUSAND FIVE
HUNDRED DOLLARS;

(3) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO THE OFFICE OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE, SEVEN HUNDRED
FIFTY DOLLARS;

(4) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS UNDER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-
FIVE DOLLARS;

(5) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BUT LESS THAN TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS; AND

(6) TO ELECT AN INDIVIDUAL TO ANY OTHER OFFICE, INCLUDING JUDICIAL OFFICE, IF THE
POPULATION OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICT, WARD, OR OTHER UNIT ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST DECENNIAL CENSUS IS AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND, ONE THOUSAND
TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.

Status:
12/08/2009 In House; Prefiled
01/06/2010 In House; Read First Time
01/07/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/14/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Gary Dusenberg (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Transportation; House Homeland Security (Chair); House Elementary and Secondary
Education; House Crime Prevention; Serving Since 2003


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Missouri H.B. 1434

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
Changes provisions relating to ethics

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:
Section A. Sections 105.470, 105.478, 105.483, 105.485, 105.955, 105.958, 130.021, 130.031, and
130.057, RSMo, are repealed and eleven new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections
105.465, 105.470, 105.478, 105.483, 105.485, 105.955, 105.958, 130.021, 130.031, 130.057, and 575.021,
to read as follows:

 105.465. ANY PERSON WHO INTENTIONALLY OFFERS OR ACCEPTS ANY ITEM, SERVICE, OR
THING OF VALUE, INCLUDING A CONTRIBUTION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 130.011, TO ANY
ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION IN DIRECT EXCHANGE FOR VOTING IN FAVOR OF, VOTING AGAINST, OR ENGAGING
IN ANY LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, OR JUDICIAL COURSE OF ACTION DESIGNED TO BENEFIT,
DELAY, OR HINDER THE PASSAGE OR FAILURE OF ANY SPECIFIC STATE LEGISLATION, RULE,
OR REGULATION, OR ANY SPECIFIC LOCAL LEGISLATION, ORDER, ORDINANCE, RULE, OR
REGULATION, SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS D FELONY.

105.470. As used in section 105.473, unless the context requires otherwise, the following words and terms
mean:

(1) "DE FACTO LOBBYIST", ANY NATURAL PERSON WHO WORKS AS A POLITICAL CONSULTANT
OR PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE
BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT AND FOR ANY OTHER ENTITY DOING BUSINESS IN THIS
STATE THAT HAS RETAINED OR IS COMPENSATING SUCH NATURAL PERSON FOR ACTIONS
INTENDED TO INFLUENCE OR ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE ANY OFFICIAL ACT OF ANY ELECTED OR
APPOINTED OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE
STATE OR ANY OF ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS INCLUDING COUNTIES, CITIES, AND PUBLIC
SCHOOL DISTRICTS;

 (2) "Elected local government official lobbyist", any natural person employed specifically for the purpose of
attempting to influence any action by a local government official elected OR APPOINTED in a POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE INCLUDING ANY county, city, town, or village , OR PUBLIC SCHOOL
DISTRICT with an annual operating budget of over ten million dollars;

Status:
12/18/2009 In House; Prefiled
01/06/2010 In House; Read First Time
01/07/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/14/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/26/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Tim Flook (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Special Standing Urban Issues; House Judiciary; House Job Creation and Economic
Development (Chair); House Crime Prevention; Serving Since 2005


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Missouri H.B. 1655

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
This bill prohibits all entities except individual persons and committees organized under the Campaign
Finance Disclosure Laws, from making campaign contributions or expenditures governed under Chapter
130, RSMo. Currently, corporations, labor organizations, and cooperative and mutual associations are
allowed to make contributions and expenditures under certain conditions.

Additional Bill Information:
January 14, 2010 Introduced language:

Section A. Section 130.029, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as
section 130.029, to read as follows:

130.029. 1. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any NO corporation organized under
any general or special law of this state, or any other state or by an act of the Congress of the United States
, or any labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association from making , NOR ANY
OTHER ENTITY EXCEPT AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON OR A COMMITTEE ORGANIZED UNDER THIS
CHAPTER, SHALL MAKE any contributions or expenditures , provided:

 (1) That the board of directors of any corporation by resolution has authorized contributions or expenditures,
or by resolution has authorized a designated officer to make such contributions or expenditures; or

 (2) That the members of any labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association have
authorized contributions or expenditures by a majority vote of the members present at a duly called meeting
of any such labor organization, cooperative association or mutual association or by such vote has authorized
a designated officer to make such contributions or expenditures.

 2. No provision of this section shall be construed to authorize contributions or expenditures otherwise
prohibited by, or to change any necessary percentage of vote otherwise required by, the articles of
incorporation or association or bylaws of such labor organization, corporation, cooperative or mutual
association.

 3. Authority to make contributions or expenditures as authorized by this section shall be adopted by general
or specific resolution. This resolution shall state the total amount of contributions or expenditures authorized,
the purposes of such contributions or expenditures and the time period within which such authority shall
exist AS GOVERNED UNDER THIS CHAPTER .

Status:
01/14/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
01/19/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/25/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/28/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Rob Schaaf (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Budget; House Health Care Policy; House Healthcare Transformation (Chair); House
Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social Services; House Special Standing Health Insurance;
Serving Since 2003


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Missouri H.B. 1727

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Synopsis:
Changes laws relating to ethics

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

105.452. 1. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof
shall:....
(6) REGISTER OR ACT AS A LOBBYIST, OTHER THAN AS A LOBBYIST SOLELY FOR A
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY WITHIN THIS STATE, WITHIN THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD AFTER LEAVING
OFFICE OR LEAVING EMPLOYMENT OF THE STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL OR SUCH OFFICIAL'S STAFF .

Status:
01/20/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
01/21/2010 In House; Read Second Time
01/25/2010 Referred to Committee on Spec Stand Com on Gov. Account. & Ethics Reform
01/28/2010 In House; Public Hearing Completed

Sponsor Information:
Jake Zimmerman (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Utilities; House Rules; House Insurance Policy; Serving Since 2007


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Missouri S.B. 577

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In Senate; Hearing Conducted Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

Synopsis:
This act modifies various provisions relating to ethics. Currently, the definition of legislative lobbyist only
applies to those acting in the ordinary course of employment whose primary purpose is to influence
legislation on a regular basis. This act broadens the definition to extend to those who influence legislation
regardless of the extent of their purpose. A current provision exempting those who engage in lobbying on an
occasional basis is removed. Employees and staff of the general assembly, including employees of the
majority and minority caucuses of both chambers, shall file yearly financial interest statements disclosing
income received totaling $5,000 or more, apart from income earned from the state, the source of the
income, and the general nature of the business conducted in connection with such income. The Office of
Independent Investigation is created within the Ethics Commission to investigate potential ethics violations
and file ethics complaints. Complaints filed in this manner shall be handled in the same manner as all other
ethics complaints. Lobbyists and lobbyist principals are barred from contributing to an incumbent legislator's
candidate committee, an incumbent Governor's candidate committee, any continuing committee, or any
campaign committee during a regular session of the General Assembly. The same ban applies to an
incumbent governor's candidate committee, and any continuing or campaign committee when legislation
from the regular session awaits gubernatorial action. The bans shall not apply to continuing committees,
campaign committees, or an incumbent legislator's candidate committee formed for an office sought at a
special election, 30 days before to 30 days after a special election for senator or representative.

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

130.039. 1. NO REGISTERED LOBBYIST OR LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL SHALL MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
TO ANY INCUMBENT LEGISLATOR'S CANDIDATE COMMITTEE, ANY INCUMBENT GOVERNOR'S
CANDIDATE COMMITTEE, ANY CONTINUING COMMITTEE, OR ANY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
DURING THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

 2. NO REGISTERED LOBBYIST OR LOBBYIST PRINCIPAL SHALL MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY
INCUMBENT GOVERNOR'S CANDIDATE COMMITTEE, ANY CONTINUING COMMITTEE, OR ANY
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE WHEN LEGISLATION FROM THE REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION
AWAITS GUBERNATORIAL ACTION.

3. THE BAN IN SUBSECTION 1 OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CONTINUING
COMMITTEES, CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES, OR AN INCUMBENT LEGISLATOR'S CANDIDATE
COMMITTEE FORMED FOR AN OFFICE SOUGHT AT A SPECIAL ELECTION, THIRTY DAYS BEFORE
TO THIRTY DAYS AFTER A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL A SEAT IN THE SENATE OR HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES.

Status:
12/01/2009 In Senate; Prefiled
01/06/2010 In Senate; First Read
01/13/2010 In Senate; Second Read and Referred Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee
01/26/2010 In Senate; Hearing Conducted Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

Sponsor Information:
Charlie Shields (R - Majority); (President Pro Tem)
 Committees: Senate Gubernatorial Appointments (Chairman); Senate Administration (Chairman); Serving
Since 2002


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New Hampshire H.B. 1410

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In House; Executive Session: 2/4/2010

Synopsis:
This bill prohibits lobbyists from serving on judicial branch commissions, committees, boards, or similar
government entities.

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

1 Restrictions on Simultaneous Employment and Public Service. Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA
21-G:25 and RSA 21-G:25, I to read as follows:

21-G:25 Restrictions on Simultaneous Employment and Public Service. Volunteer service shall not be used,
directly or indirectly, for personal financial gain, or to facilitate non-public communications with executive
branch officials OR JUDICIAL BRANCH OFFICERS for the purpose of promoting or advancing any matter
on behalf of a third party, or to influence executive branch officials OR JUDICIAL BRANCH OFFICERS in
the performance of their duties. In furtherance of this prohibition:

I. No person shall serve as a public employee, as defined by RSA 15-B:2, IX, or serve as an appointee or
volunteer for any multi-branch OR JUDICIAL BRANCH commission, committee, board, or similar
governmental entity, and simultaneously be a person who has a duty to register as a lobbyist pursuant to
RSA 15, or is employed by, or maintains an ownership interest in, any entity which employs a registered
lobbyist.

Status:
12/10/2009 In House; Introduced 1/6/2010 and Referred to Judiciary
01/06/2010 In House; Public Hearing: 1/21/2010
01/26/2010 In House; Executive Session: 2/4/2010

Sponsor Information:
Neal Kurk (R - Minority)
Committees: House Committee on Finance - Division I; House Committee on Finance


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New Hampshire H.B. 1473
Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 In House; Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Feb 3 Consent Calendar (vote 15-1);

Synopsis:
This bill requires lobbyists to file an additional annual statement detailing the names of clients and
consideration paid, and contributions to legislators and candidates.

Additional Bill Information:
December 16, 2009 Introduced language:

1 New Paragraph; Lobbyists; Statement Required. Amend RSA 15:6 by inserting after paragraph VI the
following new paragraph:

VII.(a) In addition to any filing and reporting requirements in this section, each lobbyist shall file with the
secretary of state a single clear, concise, and accurate statement, detailing:

(1) The name, addresses, and contact numbers of the lobbyist.

(2) The names of each client of the lobbyist and the amount of consideration paid to such lobbyist by each
client.

(3) The amount or amounts said lobbyist, his or her employer, his or her family members, and any officers or
other employees of his or her employer, have contributed to legislators and legislative candidates, or to the
campaigns of or any group, including a political committee, of legislators and legislative candidates.

(b) Said statements shall be filed on or before December 1, of each year, and shall include all information,
consideration, and contributions as described in subparagraph (a) made since December 1st of the
preceding year.

(c) Said statements shall be on forms prescribed by the secretary of state, signed under oath by the filing
lobbyist, and retained by the secretary of state as freely available to the public for a period of 6 years, after
which they may be destroyed.

Status:
12/10/2009 In House; Introduced 1/6/2010 and Referred to Legislative Administration
12/29/2009 In House; Public Hearing: 1/12/2010
01/14/2010 In House; ==ROOM CHANGE== Executive Session: 1/26/2010
01/27/2010 In House; Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Feb 3 Consent Calendar (vote 15-1);

Sponsor Information:
David Nixon (D - Majority)
Committees: House Committee on Judiciary


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New Hampshire H.B. 1621

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In House; Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Feb 3 Roll Call (vote 13-3);
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #0274h (New Title); Proposed Minority
Committee Amendment #0274h (New Title);

Synopsis:
This bill prohibits a lobbyist from serving as a member of a public agency or public body, as defined in RSA
91-A, where the lobbyist or the lobbyist's client or employer gains from the activity of the public agency or
body.

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:

1 New Paragraph; Lobbyists; Prohibited Activities; Service on Public Agency or Body. Amend RSA 15:5 by
inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III. No person required to register as a lobbyist under this chapter who shall gain, or whose client or
employer shall gain, from any activity, decision, action, or inaction, directly or indirectly, of a public agency or
public body, as each are defined in RSA 91-A:1-a, shall serve as a voting, advisory, alternate, or nonvoting
member of the public agency or public body. A lobbyist shall not be prohibited from testifying or offering
information to any public servant.

Status:
12/10/2009 In House; Introduced 1/6/2010 and Referred to Legislative Administration
12/29/2009 In House; Public Hearing: 1/12/2010
01/14/2010 In House; ==ROOM CHANGE== Executive Session: 1/26/2010
01/28/2010 In House; Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Feb 3 Roll Call (vote 13-3);
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #0274h (New Title); Proposed Minority
Committee Amendment #0274h (New Title);

Sponsor Information:
Robert Rowe (R - Minority)
Committees: House Committee on Judiciary


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New Mexico H.B. 43

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/27/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted. - House Judiciary Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ETHICS; ENACTING THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ACT; CREATING THE
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROVIDING FOR
ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING AND THE PUBLICATION OF ETHICS GUIDES; REQUIRING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROPOSED ETHICS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ADVISORY
OPINIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST STATE OFFICIALS, STATE
EMPLOYEES, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND LOBBYISTS FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR INVESTIGATIONS AND HEARINGS; GRANTING SUBPOENA POWERS; REQUIRING
CONFIDENTIALITY; PROHIBITING RETALIATION; PROVIDING PENALTIES; MAKING AN
APPROPRIATION

Additional Bill Information:
January 19, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 5. NEW MATERIAL COMMISSION--DUTIES AND POWERS.--

A. The commission shall:

(1) receive and investigate complaints alleging ethics violations against state officials, state employees,
government contractors and lobbyists;

(2) hold hearings in appropriate cases to determine whether there has been an ethics violation;
(3) develop, adopt and promulgate the procedural rules necessary for it to implement and administer the
provisions of the State Ethics Commission Act;

(4) compile, index, maintain and provide public access to all advisory opinions and reports required to be
made public pursuant to the State Ethics Commission Act;

(5) draft a proposed code of ethics for state officials and state employees and submit the proposed code to
each elected state official and state agency for adoption;

(6) employ an executive director, who shall be an attorney; and

(7) submit an annual report of its activities, including any recommendations regarding state ethics laws or
the scope of its powers and duties, in December of each year to the legislature and the governor.




Status:
01/20/2010 House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee/House Appropriations
& Finance Committee - House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee
01/27/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted. - House Judiciary Committee


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New Mexico H.B. 124

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted. - House Judiciary Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING; REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTORS
TO REGISTER WITH THE GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT; REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF
CERTAIN INFORMATION BY PROSPECTIVE CONTRACTORS AND BY CONTRACTORS; IMPOSING
PENALTIES FOR PERJURY; PROVIDING FOR ONLINE ACCESS OF DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS AND
REGISTRATION INFORMATION; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS DURING PENDENCY OF
THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS OR DURING THE TERM OF A CONTRACT; PROVIDING FOR
CANCELLATION OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS AND CONTRACTS; AMENDING, REPEALING
AND ENACTING SECTIONS OF THE NMSA 1978

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:

F. A principal of a prospective contractor shall not make a contribution to or solicit a contribution for the
benefit of a state public officer or a local public officer during the pendency of the procurement process
initiated by the officer's respective state agency or local public body and in which the prospective contractor
is involved.

G. A principal of a contractor that was a prospective contractor pursuant to this section shall not make a
contribution to or solicit a contribution for the benefit of a state public officer or a local public officer during
the term of a contract entered into between the officer's state agency or local public body and the contractor.
Status:
01/21/2010 House Health & Government Affairs Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Health &
Government Affairs Committee
01/28/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted. - House Judiciary Committee

Sponsor Information:
Brian F. Egolf (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Printing and Supplies; House Energy and Natural Resources; House Appropriations
and Finance; House Enrolling and Engrossing - A (Chair); Serving Since 2009


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New York A.B. 4716

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/25/2010 Amended on third reading AB 4716 B

Synopsis:
Provides for awarding of public works contracts and creates a privatization advisory board

Additional Bill Information:
January 25, 2010 Amended language:

4. DISCLOSURE. (A) PRIOR TO EXECUTING A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES, AN AGENCY SHALL
PREPARE A SPECIFIC STATEMENT WHICH SETS FORTH THE OBJECTIVE DATA SUPPORTING THE
REASONS WHY THE PROPOSED CONTRACT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN
SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL DISCLOSE, IN
WRITING, THE NAMES OF CORPORATE OFFICERS, PARTNERS OR ASSOCIATES, AND THE NAMES
OF ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL PUBLIC OFFICER OR POLITICAL PARTIES TO WHOM THE
CONTRACTOR OR ITS OFFICERS, PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES HAS MADE ONE OR MORE
COMPANY CONTRIBUTIONS TOTALLING TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS OR MORE WITHIN ANY
TWELVE MONTH PERIOD DURING THE PREVIOUS THIRTY-SIX MONTH PERIOD. IN ADDITION, THE
CONTRACTOR SHALL DISCLOSE ANY LABOR LAW VIOLATIONS OR CITATIONS INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION VIOLATIONS, WAGE,
HOUR OR BENEFITS VIOLATIONS INCURRED WITHIN THE PAST THIRTY-SIX MONTHS. THE
CONTRACTOR SHALL ALSO DISCLOSE, IN WRITING, WHETHER EACH EMPLOYEE WHO SHALL BE
ENGAGED IN THE SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO A CONTRACT WITH AN AGENCY
OR MUNICIPALITY IS A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OR, IN THE CASE OF A CONTRACT WITH THE
CITY OF NEW YORK OR A PUBLIC EMPLOYER WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, WHETHER EACH
SUCH EMPLOYEE SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF SUCH CITY.

Status:
02/05/2009 Introduced and referred to Assembly Committee on Ways and Means
04/27/2009 Committee meeting rescheduled Assembly Ways and Means
04/28/2009 Committee meeting set for Assembly Ways and Means; Committee meeting set for Assembly
Ways and Means; First report calendar
04/29/2009 Second report
04/30/2009 Advanced to third reading
05/04/2009 Set on the Assembly Floor Calendar; Laid out for discussion; Laid aside
06/01/2009 Amended on third reading AB 4716 A
06/04/2009 Set on the Assembly Debate List for; Laid out for discussion; Passed Assembly (Vote Y: 109/N:
9); Delivered to the Senate; Referred to Senate Committee on Finance
01/06/2010 Failed to advance; Returned to the Assembly; Ordered to third reading
01/11/2010 Set on the Assembly Floor Calendar
01/25/2010 Amended on third reading AB 4716 B

Sponsor Information:
Susan V. John (D - Majority);
 Committees: Assembly Libraries and Education Technology; Assembly Judiciary; Assembly Energy;
Assembly Education; Assembly Labor (Chair)


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Tennessee H.B. 2536

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government; Passed second
consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, increases every contribution limit by 20 percent. -
Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10, Part 3.

Additional Bill Information:
January 12, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(a)(1), is amended by deleting the language "two
thousand five hundred dollars ($ 2,500)" and by substituting instead the language "three thousand dollars ($
3,000)".

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(a)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"one thousand dollars ($ 1,000)" and by substituting instead the language "twelve hundred dollars ($
1,200)".

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(b)(1), is amended by deleting the language
"seven thousand five hundred dollars ($ 7,500)" and by substituting instead the language "nine thousand
dollars ($ 9,000)".

SECTION 4. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(b)(2), is amended by deleting the language "five
thousand dollars ($ 5,000)" and by substituting instead the language "six thousand dollars ($ 6,000)".

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(c)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"seventy-five thousand dollars ($ 75,000)" and by substituting instead the language "ninety thousand dollars
($ 90,000)".

SECTION 6. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(1), is amended by deleting the language
"Two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($ 250,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Three hundred
thousand dollars ($ 300,000)".

SECTION 7. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"Forty thousand dollars ($ 40,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Forty-eight thousand dollars ($
48,000)".

SECTION 8. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(3), is amended by deleting the language
"Twenty thousand dollars ($ 20,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Twenty-four thousand
dollars ($ 24,000)".

SECTION 9. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(a), is amended by deleting the language "one
hundred one thousand four hundred dollars ($ 101,400)" and by substituting instead the language "one
hundred thirty thousand nine hundred twenty dollars ($ 130,920)".

SECTION 10. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(b), is amended by deleting the language "forty
thousand dollars ($ 40,000)" and by substituting instead the language "fifty-one thousand six hundred dollars
($ 51,600)".
SECTION 11. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(b), is further amended by deleting the
language "sixty-one thousand four hundred dollars ($ 61,400)" and by substituting instead the language
"seventy-nine thousand three hundred twenty dollars ($ 79,320)".




Status:
01/12/2010 Filed for intro.
01/25/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/27/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government; Passed second
consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Glen Casada (R - Majority); (Republican Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Calendar and Rules; House Finance, Ways and Means; House Rules; House Ethics;
House Government Operations; House Subcommitte on Consumer Affairs; House Consumer and Employee
Affairs; Serving Since 2001


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Tennessee H.B. 2537

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government; Passed second
consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, eliminates the restrictions that currently prohibit
corporate contributions. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter 19.

Additional Bill Information:
January 12, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 2, Chapter 19, is amended by deleting Sections 2-19-132
and 2-19-133 in their entirety.

Status:
01/12/2010 Filed for intro.
01/25/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/27/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government; Passed second
consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Glen Casada (R - Majority); (Republican Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Calendar and Rules; House Finance, Ways and Means; House Rules; House Ethics;
House Government Operations; House Subcommitte on Consumer Affairs; House Consumer and Employee
Affairs; Serving Since 2001


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Tennessee S.B. 2635
Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/27/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, increases every contribution limit by 20 percent. -
Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10, Part 3.

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(a)(1), is amended by deleting the language "two
thousand five hundred dollars ($ 2,500)" and by substituting instead the language "three thousand dollars ($
3,000)".

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(a)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"one thousand dollars ($ 1,000)" and by substituting instead the language "twelve hundred dollars ($
1,200)".

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(b)(1), is amended by deleting the language
"seven thousand five hundred dollars ($ 7,500)" and by substituting instead the language "nine thousand
dollars ($ 9,000)".

SECTION 4. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(b)(2), is amended by deleting the language "five
thousand dollars ($ 5,000)" and by substituting instead the language "six thousand dollars ($ 6,000)".

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-302(c)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"seventy-five thousand dollars ($ 75,000)" and by substituting instead the language "ninety thousand dollars
($ 90,000)".

SECTION 6. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(1), is amended by deleting the language
"Two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($ 250,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Three hundred
thousand dollars ($ 300,000)".

SECTION 7. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(2), is amended by deleting the language
"Forty thousand dollars ($ 40,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Forty-eight thousand dollars ($
48,000 )".

SECTION 8. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-306(a)(3), is amended by deleting the language
"Twenty thousand dollars ($ 20,000)" and by substituting instead the language "Twenty-four thousand
dollars ($ 24,000)".

SECTION 9. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(a), is amended by deleting the language "one
hundred one thousand four hundred dollars ($ 101,400)" and by substituting instead the language "one
hundred thirty thousand nine hundred twenty dollars ($ 130,920)".

SECTION 10. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(b), is amended by deleting the language "forty
thousand dollars ($ 40,000)" and by substituting instead the language "fifty-one thousand six hundred dollars
($ 51,600)".

SECTION 11. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-10-312(b), is further amended by deleting the
language "sixty-one thousand four hundred dollars ($ 61,400)" and by substituting instead the language
"seventy-nine thousand three hundred twenty dollars ($ 79,320)".

Status:
01/20/2010 Filed for intro.
01/25/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/27/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jack Johnson (R - Majority); (Republican Secretary)
 Committees: Senate Government Operations; Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism; Senate
Commerce, Labor and Agriculture (Chair); Serving Since 2007


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Virginia H.B. 524

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In House; Read second time; Committee substitute agreed to -H1; Engrossed by House -
committee substitute HB524H1

Synopsis:
Secretary of the Commonwealth; lobbyist disclosure. Redesigns the Lobbyist s Disclosure Statement to
clarify information requested and increase compliance. Among other things, the redesigned form requires a
lobbyist to include a list of all House of Delegates or Senate bills for which he has lobbied and changes the
manner in which entertainment and gift expenses are reported. The bill also provides that a lobbyist who
files the statement electronically is not required to provide a paper copy. In addition, the bill provides that the
Secretary of the Commonwealth shall review the lobbyist disclosure statements for completeness and
accuracy and if a statement is not properly completed, the entire filing will be rejected and returned to the
lobbyist. The lobbyist must submit a revised statement within 30 days from receipt of the returned statement.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Recommended as Substituted from Committee language:

Section 2.2-431. Penalties; filing of substituted statement.

A. THE LOBBYIST SHALL SIGN THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT PRESCRIBED BY SECTION 2.2-426
ATTESTING TO ITS COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY. THE SECRETARY SHALL REVIEW EACH
STATEMENT FOR COMPLETENESS AND IF A STATEMENT IS NOT PROPERLY COMPLETED, THE
ENTIRE FILING SHALL BE REJECTED AND RETURNED TO THE LOBBYIST. THE LOBBYIST SHALL
SUBMIT A REVISED STATEMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THE RETURNED
STATEMENT.

Status:
01/12/2010 In House; Prefiled and ordered printed; Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2010 In House; Introduced
01/19/2010 In House; Assigned General Law Subcommittee: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/21/2010 In House; Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2010 In House; Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N); Committee substitute printed
-H1
01/27/2010 In House; Read first time
01/28/2010 In House; Passed by for the day
01/29/2010 In House; Passed by for the day
02/01/2010 In House; Read second time; Committee substitute agreed to -H1; Engrossed by House -
committee substitute HB524H1

Sponsor Information:
Samuel A. Nixon, Jr. (R - Majority); (Majority Caucus Chairman)
 Committees: House Health, Welfare and Institutions; House Science and Technology; House Commerce
and Labor


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Virginia S.B. 119
Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In Senate; Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections

Synopsis:
Campaign finance; contribution limits. Imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant
Governor, Attorney General, and the General Assembly. The limits are $20,000 per general or special
election and $10,000 per primary election for contributions by persons and $50,000 and $25,000,
respectively, for political action committees. However, if contributions are made by a person or political
action committee for a primary, then that person or committee is limited to contributions of $10,000 and
$25,000, respectively, for the general or special election. There are no limits on contributions by political
party committees or by a candidate to his own campaign. Civil penalties for violations of the limits may equal
up to two times the excess contribution amounts.

Additional Bill Information:
January 13, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 24.2-952.8. LIMITS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE AND
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

A. NO PERSON, OTHER THAN A POLITICAL PARTY COMMITTEE OR POLITICAL ACTION
COMMITTEE, SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT, IN THE
AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 20,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN ANY ONE GENERAL OR SPECIAL
ELECTION, AND $ 10,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING PRIMARY
ELECTION OR OTHER METHOD OF POLITICAL PARTY NOMINATION OTHER THAN A PRIMARY.
HOWEVER, NO SUCH PERSON SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE,
EXCEED $ 10,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN ANY ONE GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION IF
SUCH PERSON HAS MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CANDIDATE IN THE IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING PRIMARY ELECTION OR OTHER METHOD OF POLITICAL PARTY NOMINATION OTHER
THAN A PRIMARY.

B. NO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO A CANDIDATE FOR
GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 50,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN ANY ONE GENERAL
OR SPECIAL ELECTION, AND $ 25,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN THE IMMEDIATELY
PRECEDING PRIMARY ELECTION OR OTHER METHOD OF POLITICAL PARTY NOMINATION OTHER
THAN A PRIMARY. HOWEVER, NO SUCH COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT, IN
THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 25,000 FOR ANY ONE CANDIDATE IN ANY ONE GENERAL OR
SPECIAL ELECTION IF SUCH COMMITTEE HAS MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CANDIDATE IN
THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING PRIMARY ELECTION OR OTHER METHOD OF POLITICAL PARTY
NOMINATION OTHER THAN A PRIMARY.

Status:
01/06/2010 In Senate; Prefiled and ordered printed; Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2010 In Senate; Introduced
01/26/2010 In Senate; Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections

Sponsor Information:
J. Chapman Petersen (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Privileges and Elections; Senate General Laws and Technology; Senate Agriculture,
Conservation and Natural Resources; Senate Transportation


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Virginia S.B. 506
Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/26/2010 In Senate; Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections

Synopsis:
Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. Provides that no bidder or offeror, controlling
person of a bidder or offeror, or person acting on behalf of a bidder or offeror, who has submitted a bid or
proposal for the award of a public contract with an expected value of $1 million or more pursuant to the
Virginia Public Procurement Act shall make, directly or indirectly, a contribution to any campaign committee,
political action committee, or political party committee during the period between the submission of the bid or
proposal and the award of the contract. A person who violates this prohibition shall be subject to a civil
penalty of up to two times the amount of the contribution.

Additional Bill Information:
January 13, 2010 Introduced language:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 1 of Chapter 9.3 of Title 24.2 a section
numbered 24.2-945.3 as follows:

SECTION 24.2-945.3. CONTRIBUTIONS; PROHIBITION DURING PROCUREMENT PROCESS.

 A. NO BIDDER OR OFFEROR WHO HAS SUBMITTED A BID OR PROPOSAL FOR THE AWARD OF A
PUBLIC CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE VIRGINIA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT (SECTION 2.2-4300
ET SEQ.), ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A CONTROLLING PERSON OF SUCH A BIDDER OR OFFEROR,
OR ANY PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF A BIDDER OR OFFEROR SHALL MAKE, DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY, A CONTRIBUTION OF MONEY OR OTHER THING OF VALUE OR MAKE AN EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED PROMISE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, POLITICAL
ACTION COMMITTEE, OR POLITICAL PARTY COMMITTEE DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE
SUBMISSION OF THE BID OR PROPOSAL AND THE AWARD OF THE PUBLIC CONTRACT. THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL ONLY APPLY FOR PUBLIC CONTRACTS WHERE THE
EXPECTED VALUE OF SUCH CONTRACT IS $ 1 MILLION OR GREATER.

Status:
01/13/2010 In Senate; Prefiled and ordered printed; Introduced; Referred to Committee on Privileges and
Elections
01/26/2010 In Senate; Assigned to P&E sub: Campaigns and Elections

Sponsor Information:
Ralph K. Smith (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Local Government; Senate Privileges and Elections; Senate Transportation


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Virginia S.B. 507

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/01/2010 In Senate; Assigned Rules sub: #1

Synopsis:
Secretary of the Commonwealth; lobbyist disclosure. Redesigns the Lobbyist s Disclosure Statement to
clarify information requested and increase compliance. Among other things, the redesigned form (i) requires
a lobbyist to include a list of all House of Delegates or Senate bills and procurement transactions for which
he has lobbied as well as the expenses related to such lobbying activity and (ii) changes the manner in
which entertainment and gift expenses are reported. The bill also provides that a lobbyist who files the
statement electronically is not required to provide a paper copy. In addition, the bill provides that the
Secretary of the Commonwealth shall review the lobbyist disclosure statements for completeness and
accuracy and if a statement is not properly completed, the entire filing will be rejected and returned to the
lobbyist. The lobbyist must submit a revised statement within 30 days from receipt of the returned statement.

Additional Bill Information:
January 13, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 2.2-431. Penalties; filing of substituted statement.

A. THE LOBBYIST SHALL SIGN THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT PRESCRIBED BY SECTION 2.2-426
ATTESTING TO ITS COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY. THE SECRETARY SHALL REVIEW EACH
STATEMENT FOR COMPLETENESS AND ACCURACY AND IF A STATEMENT IS NOT PROPERLY
COMPLETED, THE ENTIRE FILING SHALL BE REJECTED AND RETURNED TO THE LOBBYIST. THE
LOBBYIST SHALL SUBMIT A REVISED STATEMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THE
RETURNED STATEMENT.

Status:
01/13/2010 In Senate; Prefiled and ordered printed; Introduced; Referred to Committee on General Laws
and Technology
01/27/2010 In Senate; Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N); Rereferred to Rules
02/01/2010 In Senate; Assigned Rules sub: #1

Sponsor Information:
Ralph K. Smith (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Local Government; Senate Privileges and Elections; Senate Transportation


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Washington H.B. 2016

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
01/29/2010 In House; Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs
at 1:30 PM. State Government & Tribal Affairs - Executive action taken by committee.

Synopsis:
Concerning campaign contribution and disclosure laws.

Additional Bill Information:
February 19, 2009 Recommended as Substituted from Committee language:

Sec. 804 RCW 42.17.170 and 1995 c 397 s 33 are each amended to read as follows:

(1) Any lobbyist registered under RCW 42.17.150 (AS RECODIFIED BY THIS ACT) and any person who
lobbies shall file with the commission periodic MONTHLY reports of his or her LOBBYING activities
signed by the lobbyist . The reports shall be made in the form and manner prescribed by the commission
AND MUST BE SIGNED BY THE LOBBYIST . They shall be due monthly and THE MONTHLY REPORT
shall be filed within fifteen days after the last day of the calendar month covered by the report.

(2) Each such THE monthly periodic report shall contain:

(a) The totals of all expenditures for lobbying activities made or incurred by such THE lobbyist or on behalf
of such THE lobbyist by the lobbyist's employer during the period covered by the report. Such
EXPENDITURE totals for lobbying activities shall be segregated according to financial category, including
compensation; food and refreshments; living accommodations; advertising; travel; contributions; and other
expenses or services. Each individual expenditure of more than twenty-five dollars for entertainment shall be
identified by date, place, amount, and the names of all persons in the group partaking in or of such
TAKING PART IN THE entertainment , ALONG WITH THE DOLLAR AMOUNT ATTRIBUTABLE TO
EACH PERSON, including any portion thereof attributable to the lobbyist's participation therein, and shall
include amounts actually expended on each person where calculable, or allocating any portion of the
expenditure to individual participants.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, lobbyists are not required to report the following:

(i) Unreimbursed personal living and travel expenses not incurred directly for lobbying;

(ii) Any expenses incurred for his or her own living accommodations;

(iii) Any expenses incurred for his or her own travel to and from hearings of the legislature;

 (iv) Any expenses incurred for telephone, and any office expenses, including rent and salaries and wages
paid for staff and secretarial assistance PORTION .

Status:
02/06/2009 In House; First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs.
02/12/2009 In House; Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 8:00
AM.
02/19/2009 In House; Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs
at 8:00 AM. Minority; do not pass.
02/23/2009 In House; Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .
03/04/2009 In House; Placed on second reading by Rules Committee .
03/11/2009 In House; Returned to Rules Committee for second reading.
01/11/2010 In House; By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status. Rules Committee relieved
of further consideration. Referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs.
01/26/2010 In House; Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 1:30
PM.
01/29/2010 In House; Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs
at 1:30 PM. State Government & Tribal Affairs - Executive action taken by committee.

Sponsor Information:
Dennis Flannigan (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Transportation; House State Government & Tribal Affairs; House Judiciary


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Washington S.B. 6344

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
01/28/2010 In Senate; Government Operations & Elections - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do
pass. Minority; do not pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .

Synopsis:
Establishing contribution limits for city council campaigns.

Additional Bill Information:
January 26, 2010 Recommended as Substituted from Committee language:

(2) No person may make contributions to a candidate for city council or mayoral office that in the aggregate
exceed eight hundred dollars for each election in which the candidate is on the ballot or appears as a write-
in candidate.

(3) No person may make contributions to a city councilmember or mayor against whom charges have been
filed during a recall campaign that in the aggregate exceed eight hundred dollars if for a city council or
mayoral office.
(4) A contribution received within the twelve-month period after a recall election concerning a city council or
mayoral office is considered to be a contribution during that recall campaign if the contribution is used to pay
a debt or obligation incurred to influence the outcome of that recall campaign.

(5) The contributions made to a candidate or received by a candidate for a primary or special election
conducted to fill a city council or mayoral vacancy shall not be counted toward any of the limitations that
apply to the candidate or to contributions made to the candidate for any other primary or election.

(6) A corporation or business entity not doing business in Washington state, and a labor union with fewer
than ten members who reside in Washington state, may not make contributions reportable under this
chapter to a candidate having the expectation of making expenditures in support of the recall of the official.
This subsection does not apply to loans made in the ordinary course of business.

(7) No person may accept contributions that exceed the contribution limitations provided in this section.

(8) A local district with contribution limits already established for city council or mayoral campaigns may
continue to practice such standards so long as the contribution limit does not exceed eight hundred dollars.

Status:
01/12/2010 In Senate; First reading, referred to Government Operations & Elections.
01/21/2010 In Senate; Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Elections at
3:30 PM.
01/26/2010 In Senate; Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations &
Elections at 1:30 PM.
01/28/2010 In Senate; Government Operations & Elections - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do
pass. Minority; do not pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .

Sponsor Information:
Darlene Fairley (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Ways and Means; Senate Health and Long-Term Care; Senate Government
Operations and Elections (Chair)


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                                               Regulations


California

Category:
Campaign Finance

Agency:
Fair Political Practices Commission

Summary:
Clarifies rules to define the term "dependent children" with regard to financial disclosure and gift obligations
under the Political Reform Act. Removes reference to the term "immediate family" and instead specifically
states which family members of the official are included within the coverage of the regulation.

Summary Comments:
Section 18944. Gifts to Members of an Official's or a Candidate's Immediate Family.

(a) Scope of Regulation and Definitions

 (1) This regulation applies when determining whether a gift to a public official's or candidate's
family member also constitutes a gift to the public official or candidate for purposes of the Act.

(2) For purposes of this regulation, the following definitions apply:

 (A) "Official" means a public official as defined in Section 82048 or a candidate as defined in Section
82007.

(B) "Official's family" includes any of the following individuals:

(1) A public official's or candidate's spouse or registered domestic partner.

 (2) A public official's or candidate's child (including an adoptive child or stepchild) who meets all of
the following criteria:

 (A) Has the same principal place of residence as the public official or candidate. For purposes of
this subparagraph, a place, located away from the public official's or candidate's residence, at which
the child resides for the purpose of attending school is not the child's "principal place of residence."

 (B) Either has not attained the age of 19 or is a full-time or part-time student who has not attained
the age of 24.

(C) Does not provide over one-half of his or her own support.

Agency Contact:
Heather M. Rowan, Fair Political Practices Ciommission, 428 J St, Ste 620, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-
322-5660

Citation:
Title 2 CCR Section 18229.1, 18944

Actions:
11/06/2009 Proposed Rule
01/11/2010 Adopted Rule

Comment Deadline:
12/08/2009

Effective Date:
02/10/2010


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Maine

Category:
Campaign Finance

Agency:
Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

Summary:
Amends rules to update the reference to the Commission's location. Specifies procedures for the
Commission's selection of its meeting dates and for the staff's notification to the Commission members of
unscheduled meetings. Makes other updates and modifications to the rules.

Summary Comments:
SECTION 12. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION

1. Seed Money Contributions. Legislators and other individuals covered by Title 1 M.R.S.A. Section
1015(3)(B) may not intentionally solicit or accept a seed money contribution from a lobbyist or lobbyist
associate during any period of time in which the Legislature is convened until final adjournment.

2. Acceptance of Contributions through Political Action Committees. During a legislative session, political
action committees that are closely associated with a Legislator, such as committees organized to elect a
candidate or Legislator to a leadership position or committees organized to elect the candidates of a
legislative caucus, may not intentionally solicit or accept a contribution from a lobbyist, lobbyist associate, or
employer. During the legislative session, these political action committees may accept contributions from
individuals and organizations that are not lobbyists, lobbyist associates, and their employers. Lobbyists,
lobbyist associates, and employers may not contribute to political action committees closely associated with
a Legislator during a legislative session, unless their contributions are segregated in a fund that is not used
to influence the election or defeat of any incumbent Legislators. During a legislative session, lobbyists,
lobbyist associates, and their employers may not give, offer or promise a contribution to a political
action committee, ballot question committee, or party committee of which the Governor, a member
of the Legislature, a constitutional officer, or staff or agent of these officials is a treasurer, officer, or
primary fund-raiser or decision maker. During the session, these political committees may not solicit
or accept a contribution from lobbyists, lobbyist associates, or their employers, but they may accept
contributions from other individuals and organizations.

3. Making a Contribution through a Political Action Committee. During a legislative session, an organization
that employs a lobbyist may not make a contribution through a political action committee with which the
organization is affiliated or direct that the affiliated political action committee make a contribution to a
Legislator.

Agency Contact:
Jonathan Wayne, Executive Director, Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, 135
State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, 207-287-4179, jonathan.wayne@maine.gov

Citation:
94-270-1, -3

Actions:
07/29/2009 Proposed Rule
12/02/2009 Adopted Rule Filing
01/25/2010 Adopted Rule

Comment Deadline:
08/14/2009
Effective Date:
11/29/2009


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