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                                           02/16/2010



                                            New Legislation


Alabama S.B. 406

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/11/2010 Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs

Synopsis:
This bill would substantially revise the Ethics Law to: Revise the categories for reporting on the statement of
economic interests; provide further for the appointment and confirmation of members of the Ethics
Commission; allow four members of the commission to institute a complaint; broaden the definition of
lobbying to include the executive branch; provide further for the definitions of family member of a public
employee, personal gain, sphere of influence, and confidential information; and provide for the filing of
electronic reports with the commission, and require mandatory ethics training for public officials, public
employees, and lobbyists.

Additional Bill Information:
February 11, 2010 Introduced language:

" (17) (16) LOBBYING. The practice of promoting, opposing, or in any manner influencing or attempting to
influence the introduction, defeat, or enactment of legislation before any legislative body; opposing or in any
manner influencing the executive approval, veto, or amendment of legislation; PROMOTING OR
ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE THE AWARDING OF A GRANT OR CONTRACT WITH ANY EXECUTIVE
DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY; or the practice of promoting, opposing, or in any manner influencing or
attempting to influence the enactment, promulgation, modification, or deletion of regulations before any
regulatory body; provided, however, that providing public testimony before a legislative body or regulatory
body or any committee thereof shall not be deemed lobbying.

" (18) (17) LOBBYIST.

"a. The term lobbyist includes any of the following:

"1. A person who receives compensation or reimbursement from another person, group, or entity to lobby.

"2. A person who lobbies as a regular and usual part of employment, whether or not any compensation in
addition to regular salary and benefits is received.
"3. A person who expends in excess of one hundred dollars ($ 100) for a thing of value, not including funds
expended for travel, subsistence expenses, and literature, buttons, stickers, publications, or other acts of
free speech, during a calendar year to lobby.

"4. A consultant to the state, county, or municipal levels of government or their instrumentalities, in any
manner employed to influence legislation or regulation, regardless whether the consultant is paid in whole or
part from state, county, municipal, or private funds.

"5. An employee, a paid consultant, or a member of the staff of a lobbyist, whether or not he or she is paid,
who regularly communicates with members of a legislative body regarding pending legislation and other
matters while the legislative body is in session.

" 6. ANY PERSON WHO PROMOTES, OPPOSES, OR IN ANY MANNER ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE
THE AWARDING OF A GRANT OR CONTRACT WITH ANY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY.

Status:
02/11/2010 Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs

Sponsor Information:
Tom Butler (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Health (Deputy Chairperson); Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Senate
Commerce, Transportation, and Utilities; Senate Local Legislation NO. 1; Senate Children, Youth Affairs,
and Human Resources (Chairperson); Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund (Vice Chairperson
Majority Leader); Senate Finance and Taxation Education; Senate Rules; Senate Industrial Development
and Recruitment


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California A.B. 1743

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/08/2010 Read first time.

Synopsis:
Political Reform Act of 1974: placement agents.

Additional Bill Information:
February 8, 2010 Introduced language:

Existing law regulates investments made by public pension and retirement systems and defines the term
"placement agent" to mean a person or entity hired, engaged, or retained by an external manager, as
defined, to raise money or investment from a public retirement system in California. Existing law, the Political
Reform Act of 1974, provides for the comprehensive regulation of the lobbying industry, including requiring
lobbyists to register with the Secretary of State and prohibiting lobbyists from engaging in certain activities in
connection with legislative and administrative actions, as defined.

This bill would prohibit a person from acting as a placement agent in connection with any potential system
investment made by a state public retirement system unless that person is registered as a lobbyist and is in
full compliance with the Political Reform Act of 1974 as that act applies to lobbyists. The bill would also
require a person acting as a placement agent in connection with any potential system investment made by a
local public retirement system to comply with any applicable requirements imposed by a local government
agency in addition to those imposed by state law. However, the bill would exempt from these requirements
an employee, officer, director, equity holder, partner, member, or trustee of an external manager who
spends one-third or more of his or her time, during a calendar year, managing the assets controlled by the
external manager. The bill would further expand the definition of "administrative action" for purposes of the
Political Reform Act of 1974 to include, with regard only to placement agents, the decision by any state
agency to enter into a contract to invest state public retirement system assets.

Status:
02/08/2010 Read first time.

Sponsor Information:
Edward P. Hernandez (D - Majority);
 Committees: Assembly Budget; Assembly Second Special Session Budget X2; Assembly Business and
Professions; Assembly Third Special Session Health X3; Assembly Health; Assembly Third Special Session
Budget X3; Assembly Third Special Session Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media X3;
Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security (Chair); Assembly Eighth Special Session
Budget X8; Serving Since 2008


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Illinois H.B. 5711

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In House; Filed; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner; First Reading; Referred to Rules
Committee

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Authorizes counties with populations of 500,000 or greater but not greater than
1,000,000 to adopt ordinances imposing and enforcing campaign finance disclosure and reporting
requirements and campaign contribution limits with respect to candidates for county office. Requires the
ordinances to be consistent with and no less restrictive than the provisions of the Code. Requires that a
county that adopts an ordinance file it with the State Board of Elections. Permits the State Board to develop
and make available guidelines and models for ordinances. Requires election authorities in a county subject
to an ordinance to cooperate in the implementation and enforcement of the ordinance.

Additional Bill Information:
February 9, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 5. The Election Code is amended by adding Section 9-45 as follows:

(10 ILCS 5/9-45 new)

SEC. 9-45. COUNTY ORDINANCES. A NON-HOME RULE COUNTY WITH A POPULATION OF 500,000
OR GREATER BUT NOT GREATER THAN 1,000,000 BY ORDINANCE MAY IMPOSE AND ENFORCE (I)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR POLITICAL
COMMITTEES THAT ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS OR MAKE EXPENDITURES IN SUPPORT OF OR IN
OPPOSITION TO THE NOMINATION OR ELECTION OF CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICE AND (II)
LIMITS ON THE CONTRIBUTIONS THOSE COMMITTEES MAY ACCEPT IN AN ELECTION CYCLE.
THE ORDINANCE MAY NOT BE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; ITS
DISCLOSURE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS MAY NOT BE LESS RESTRICTIVE, AND ITS
CONTRIBUTION LIMITS MAY NOT BE HIGHER, THAN THE REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITS
ESTABLISHED FOR THOSE COMMITTEES IN THIS ARTICLE.

Status:
02/09/2010 In House; Filed; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner; First Reading; Referred to Rules
Committee

Sponsor Information:
Michael G. Connelly (R - Minority);
 Committees: House Veterans' Affairs; House Tourism and Conventions; House Public Utilities; House
Judiciary I - Civil Law; House Health Care Availability and Accessibility; House Business and Occupational
Licenses; House Appropriations-Public Safety; Serving Since 2009


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Illinois H.B. 6121

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code and the Illinois Procurement Code. With respect to the pay-to-play provisions,
requires each State agency to notify its current contractors in writing of the business registration
requirements. Makes a business entity's failure to receive that notice an affirmative defense against an
alleged violation of the registration requirements. Effective immediately.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

Sponsor Information:
Dan Brady (R - Minority); (Assistant Republican Leader)
 Committees: House Railroad Industry; House Personnel and Pensions; House Insurance; House Executive
(Republican Spokesperson); House Elections and Campaign Reform (Republican Spokesperson); House
Computer Technology; House Appropriations-Higher Education; Serving Since 2001


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Illinois H.B. 6254

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

Synopsis:
Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Prohibits a person required to register as a lobbyist, and his or her
spouse and immediate family members living with the person, from serving on a State board, commission,
authority, or task force (now, prohibited from serving on such an entity with the same subject area as that
area in which the person lobbies).

Additional Bill Information:
February 11, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 5. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by changing Section 3.1 as follows:

(25 ILCS 170/3.1)

Sec. 3.1. Prohibition on serving on boards and commissions. Notwithstanding any other law of this State, on
and after February 1, 2004, but not before that date, a person required to be registered under this Act, his or
her spouse, and his or her immediate family members living with that person may not serve on a board,
commission, authority, or task force authorized or created by State law or by executive order of the
Governor if the lobbyist is engaged in the same subject area as defined in Section 5(c-6) as the board or
commission ; except that this restriction does not apply to any of the following:

(1) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any immediate family member living with the registered
lobbyist, who is serving in an elective public office, whether elected or appointed to fill a vacancy; and

(2) a registered lobbyist, his or her spouse, or any immediate family member living with the registered
lobbyist, who is serving on a State advisory body that makes nonbinding recommendations to an agency of
State government but does not make binding recommendations or determinations or take any other
substantive action.

Status:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

Sponsor Information:
Elizabeth Coulson (R - Minority);
 Committees: House Disability Services; House Financial Institutions; House Appropriations-Elementary
and Secondary Education; House Health Care Licenses; House Health and Healthcare Disparities
(Republican Spokesperson); House Business and Occupational Licenses (Republican Spokesperson);
House Appropriations-Human Services; Serving Since 1997


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Illinois H.B. 6261

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco
Coladipietro; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ren e Kosel; Co-Sponsor
Rep. Robert W. Pritchard; Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black; Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell; Co-
Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner; Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly; First Reading; Referred to Rules
Committee

Synopsis:
Amends the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Prohibits campaign contributions to the Governor from a
gubernatorial appointee or the appointee's spouse or certain relatives.

Additional Bill Information:
February 11, 2010 Introduced language:

(B) A PERSON APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO A BOARD OR COMMISSION, THE SPOUSE OF
THAT APPOINTEE, AND ANY IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER LIVING WITH THAT APPOINTEE MAY
NOT MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GOVERNOR WHO APPOINTED THAT PERSON, OR TO A
POLITICAL COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED TO PROMOTE THE CANDIDACY OF THAT GOVERNOR,
DURING THAT APPOINTMENT AND FOR ONE YEAR AFTER THAT APPOINTMENT EXPIRES OR IS
OTHERWISE TERMINATED.

Status:
02/11/2010 In House; Filed; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Franco
Coladipietro; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias; Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Ren e Kosel; Co-Sponsor
Rep. Robert W. Pritchard; Co-Sponsor Rep. William B. Black; Co-Sponsor Rep. Jerry L. Mitchell; Co-
Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner; Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G. Connelly; First Reading; Referred to Rules
Committee

Sponsor Information:
Michael W. Tryon (R - Minority);
 Committees: House Environment and Energy (Republican Spokesperson); House Mass Transit; House
Environmental Health; House Railroad Industry; House Bio-Technology; House Executive; House Labor;
Serving Since 2005


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Illinois S.B. 3350

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Provides that a candidate political committee may not accept contributions
during an election cycle from the candidate or the candidate's spouse, parent, or child with a total aggregate
value of more than (i) $250,000 for a statewide office candidate or (ii) $100,000 for a candidate for any other
office. Removes provisions eliminating campaign contribution limits for all candidates for an office when one
of the candidates accepts contributions from the candidate or the candidate's spouse, parent, or child with
an aggregate total value of more than (i) $250,000 for a statewide office candidate or (ii) $100,000 for a
candidate for any other office. Effective January 1, 2011.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

(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. DURING AN ELECTION CYCLE, A CANDIDATE POLITICAL COMMITTEE MAY NOT
ACCEPT CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE CANDIDATE OR THE CANDIDATE'S SPOUSE, PARENT, OR
CHILD WITH A TOTAL AGGREGATE VALUE OF MORE THAN (I) $ 250,000 IF THE CANDIDATE IS A
CANDIDATE FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE OR (II) $ 100,000 IF THE CANDIDATE IS A CANDIDATE FOR
ANY OTHER ELECTIVE OFFICE. 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 to statewide office, (ii) $ 125,000 for a candidate political committee established to
support a candidate seeking nomination 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 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 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:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Sponsor Information:
Rickey R. Hendon (D - Majority); (Assistant Majority Leader)
 Committees: Senate Gaming; Senate Insurance; Senate Energy; Senate Executive (Vice-Chairperson);
Serving Since 1993


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Illinois S.B. 3449
Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Establishes limits on campaign contributions and expenditures. Requires that
each political committee subject to the limits donate moneys received before or on the bill's effective date to
one or more charities, except that obligations for goods and services received before the bill's effective date
may be paid for 15 days after the 2010 general election; those moneys not donated escheat to and become
the property of the State and shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. Repeals contribution limit
provisions otherwise effective January 1, 2011. Effective November 3, 2010.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Sponsor Information:
Bill Brady (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Revenue; Senate Pensions and Investments; Senate Insurance (Minority
Spokesperson); Senate Environment; Senate Energy; Serving Since 2002


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Illinois S.B. 3526

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Synopsis:
Creates the Legislators' No Bid, No Contribution Act and the Lieutenant Governor's No Bid, No Contribution
Act and amends the State Budget Law, the Attorney General Act, the State Comptroller Act, the State
Treasurer Act, the Illinois Procurement Code, the Secretary of State Act, and the Election Code. Regulates
the awarding of State contracts on a no-bid basis. Prohibits campaign contributions from State contractors to
General Assembly members, State executive branch constitutional office, and candidates for those offices
under certain circumstances. Effective immediately.

Additional Bill Information:
Bill Text Not Available

Status:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments

Sponsor Information:
Bill Brady (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Revenue; Senate Pensions and Investments; Senate Insurance (Minority
Spokesperson); Senate Environment; Senate Energy; Serving Since 2002


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Kansas H.B. 2692
Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Referred to Federal and State Affairs

Synopsis:
Governmental ethics commission, fixing certain fees.

Additional Bill Information:
February 11, 2010 Introduced language:

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 2009 Supp. 46-265 is hereby amended to read as follows:

46-265. (a) Every lobbyist shall register with the secretary of state by completing and signing a registration
form prescribed and provided by the commission. Such registration shall show the name and address of the
lobbyist, the name and address of the person compensating the lobbyist for lobbying, the purpose of the
employment and the method of determining and computing the compensation of the lobbyist. If the lobbyist
is compensated or to be compensated for lobbying by more than one employer or is to be engaged in more
than one employment, the relevant facts listed above shall be stated separately for each employer and each
employment. Whenever any new lobbying employment or lobbying position is accepted by a lobbyist already
registered as provided in this section, such lobbyist shall report the same on forms prescribed and provided
by the commission before engaging in any lobbying activity related to such new employment or position, and
such report shall be filed with the secretary of state. When a lobbyist is an employee of a lobbying group or
firm which contracts to lobby and not an owner or partner of such entity, the lobbyist shall report each client
of the group, firm or entity whose interest the lobbyist represents. Whenever the lobbying of a lobbyist
concerns a legislative matter, the secretary of state promptly shall transmit copies of each registration and
each report filed under this act to the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the house of
representatives.

(b) On or after October 1, in any year any person may register as a lobbyist under this section for the
succeeding calendar year. Such registration shall expire annually on December 31, of the year for which the
lobbyist is registered. In any calendar year, before engaging in lobbying, persons to whom this section
applies shall register or renew their registration as provided in this section. Except for employees of lobbying
groups or firms, every person registering or renewing registration who anticipates spending $ 1,000 or less
for lobbying in such registration year on behalf of any one employer shall pay to the secretary of state a fee
of $ 35 $ 50 for lobbying for each such employer. Except for employees of lobbying groups or firms, every
person registering or renewing registration who anticipates spending more than $ 1,000 for lobbying in such
registration year on behalf of any one employer shall pay to the secretary of state a fee of $ 300 $ 400 for
lobbying for such employer. Any lobbyist who at the time of initial registration anticipated spending less than
$ 1,000, on behalf of any one employer, but at a later date spends in excess of such amount, within three
days of the date when expenditures exceed such amount, shall file an amended registration form which shall
be accompanied by an additional fee of $ 220 $ 295 for such year. Every person registering or renewing
registration as a lobbyist who is an employee of a lobbying group or firm and not an owner or partner of such
entity shall pay an annual fee of $ 360 $ 400 . The secretary of state shall remit all moneys received
under this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and
amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire
amount in the state treasury to the credit of the governmental ethics commission fee fund.

Status:
02/11/2010 In House; Introduced
02/12/2010 In House; Referred to Federal and State Affairs

Sponsor Information:
House Committee on Appropriations


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Maryland H.B. 917
Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 3/9

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting certain business entities from making a contribution to a campaign finance
entity; defining a certain term; providing for a delayed effective date; and generally relating to campaign
finance contributions by business entities.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

(2) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBSECTION (B) OF THIS SECTION, A BUSINESS ENTITY MAY NOT MAKE
A CONTRIBUTION TO A CAMPAIGN FINANCE ENTITY.

Status:
02/10/2010 In House; First Reading Ways and Means
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 3/9

Sponsor Information:
Alfred C. Carr, Jr. (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Environmental Matters; Serving Since 2007


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Maryland S.B. 681

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs & Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of repealing the Public Financing Act for gubernatorial candidates; altering certain limits on
certain contributions and transfers; providing that contributions shall be considered as being made by one
contributor if the contributions are by a sole proprietor, regardless of the number of sole proprietorships
owned by that individual; authorizing the governing body of a county to enact laws to regulate public
campaign finance activity for certain county elective offices and certain candidates for election to those
offices; specifying certain provisions and limitations applicable to any county laws enacted to regulate public
campaign finance activity; establishing a system of public financing of campaigns for certain General
Assembly candidates; requiring the State Board of Elections to administer the system of public financing for
General Assembly candidates; specifying certain powers and duties of the State Board; creating the Public
Election Fund and providing for the inclusion of certain money in the Fund; requiring the District Court to add
a certain surcharge to certain fines imposed by the District Court for certain violations and to transfer the
surcharges collected to the Fund; transferring the money in the Fair Campaign Financing Fund for
gubernatorial candidates to the Public Election Fund; defining certain terms; specifying certain procedures,
requirements, and conditions participating candidates must meet to receive a distribution from the Public
Election Fund; requiring that participating candidates adhere to certain campaign expenditure limits;
authorizing participating candidates to raise certain supplemental private contributions under certain
circumstances; requiring the Comptroller to perform certain duties in connection with the establishment,
maintenance, and administration of the Public Election Fund; prohibiting a participating candidate from being
a member of a slate; prohibiting a participating candidate from accepting a contribution from a political party;
requiring a participating candidate who opts out of public financing to repay the full amount of the public
contribution received by the candidate and pay a certain penalty; providing for judicial review of certain
actions by the State Board, subject to a certain exception; providing for certain penalties; providing that
certain captions are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as part of this Act; requiring
the State Board to adopt certain regulations; making provisions of this Act severable; creating a Commission
to Study Public Financing of Elections in Maryland; providing for the membership, duties, and staffing of the
Commission; requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the
General Assembly on or before a certain date; requiring the State Board to provide certain reports to certain
persons on or before certain dates on certain matters; providing for delayed effective dates for certain
provisions of this Act; providing for the termination of certain provisions of this Act; and generally relating to
the Public Funding and Small Donor Act for General Assembly Elections.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

(b) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a person may not, either directly or indirectly, in an election
cycle make:

(1) aggregate contributions in excess of:

(i) $ 4,000 $ 4,400 to any one campaign finance entity; or

(ii) $ 10,000 $ 15,000 to all campaign finance entities; or

(2) a contribution of money in excess of $ 100 except by check or credit card.

Status:
02/10/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs & Judicial Proceedings

Sponsor Information:
Paul G. Pinsky (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Special Substance Abuse; Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs;
Serving Since 1994


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Maryland S.B. 691

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting a person doing public business from making an independent expenditure for
certain campaign material; defining a certain term; altering a certain term relating to campaign contributions
disclosure by persons doing public business; and generally relating to independent expenditures on
campaign material by persons doing public business.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

 (A) Except for a candidate AND AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (B) OF THIS SECTION , this title does
not prohibit an individual who acts independently of any other person from:

(1) expressing personal views on any subject; or

(2) making an expenditure of personal funds to purchase campaign material.

 (B) (1) IN THIS SUBSECTION, "DOING PUBLIC BUSINESS" HAS THE MEANING STATED IN SECTION
14-101 OF THIS ARTICLE.
(2) A PERSON DOING PUBLIC BUSINESS MAY NOT MAKE AN INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE FOR
CAMPAIGN MATERIAL THAT SUPPORTS OR OPPOSES A CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL PARTY.

14-101.

(g) (1) "Doing public business" means making, during any 12-month period, one or more contracts with one
or more governmental entities involving cumulative consideration of at least $ 100,000 $ 5,000 .

(2) "Doing public business" does not include receiving a salary from a governmental entity.

Status:
02/10/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
02/12/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

Sponsor Information:
Jamin "Jamie" B. Raskin (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Judicial Proceedings; Serving Since 2007


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Maryland S.B. 750

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting a foreign national from making a contribution to a campaign finance entity
governed by the State election laws; defining a certain term; and generally relating to prohibiting
contributions by individuals defined as foreign nationals.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

(B) A FOREIGN NATIONAL MAY NOT MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY CAMPAIGN FINANCE
ENTITY SUBJECT TO THIS SUBTITLE.

Status:
02/10/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs

Sponsor Information:
Roy P. Dyson (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Special Substance Abuse; Senate Rules; Senate Education, Health and
Environmental Affairs (Vice-Chair); Serving Since 1995


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Missouri H.B. 2062

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In House; Read Second Time

Synopsis:
Prohibits elected officials from registering or acting as lobbyists within two years after leaving office

Additional Bill Information:
February 8, 2010 Introduced language:

3. NO ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SHALL REGISTER OR
ACT AS A LOBBYIST WITHIN THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD AFTER LEAVING OFFICE.

Status:
02/08/2010 In House; Introduced and Read First Time
02/09/2010 In House; Read Second Time

Sponsor Information:
Sara Lampe (D - Minority); (Minority Caucus Secretary)
 Committees: House Utilities; House Elementary and Secondary Education; House Budget; House
Appropriations - Education; Serving Since 2005


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New Jersey A.B. 2088

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State Government Committee

Synopsis:
 Establishes uniform lower contribution limits and requires greater disclosure of all campaign contributions
received by candidates; repeals laws regulating campaign contributions by entities performing certain public
contracts.

Additional Bill Information:
February 11, 2010 Introduced language:

The purpose of this bill is to establish lower uniform contribution limits on, together with greater disclosure of,
all campaign contributions received by candidates and committees. The bill also repeals the current laws
that regulate campaign contributions by business entities performing public contracts.

Specifically, the bill:

a. establishes $ 2,500 per election as the amount of money or other thing of value that can be contributed to
a candidate or a political committee by an individual, corporation, union, association, business entity, other
group, or another committee;

b. establishes $ 5,000 per year as the amount of money or other thing of value that can be contributed to
any committee by an individual, corporation, union, association, business entity, other group or another
committee;

c. requires every candidate seeking nomination for election and election to public office, other than a
candidate seeking the office of Governor, and every elected public office holder, to establish and maintain a
site on the Internet, using computer software supplied and maintained by the Election Law Enforcement
Commission (ELEC), listing all of the campaign contributions received and campaign expenditures made by
the candidate or officer holder and requires that the site be updated by the candidate or office holder at least
once during every 24-hour period to disclose every contribution received and expenditure made during the
preceding 24 hours;

d. requires a candidate or elected office holder to create a mailing list of individuals and organizations
interested in receiving notice of the contributions received and expenditures made by the candidate or public
office holder, with such information sent to the mailing list at the same time the information is posted on the
website;

e. requires a candidate or elected public office holder to provide to the municipal clerk of each municipality
the candidate seeks to represent or the public office holder represents, in whole or in part, no later than the
15th day of each month a printout for public inspection and duplication of all contributions received and
expenditures made by the candidate or office holder as listed on the candidate's website;

f. requires all individuals serving in public office to publish in newspapers in general circulation in the political
jurisdiction of the elected official on January 1 and June 1 of each year, or as soon thereafter as possible,
the list of contributions received and expenditures made by the individual as posted on his or her website;

g. establishes $ 2,500 per election as the amount of money or other thing of value that a legislative
leadership committee or a State, county, or municipal political party committee can pay or make to any
candidate committee or joint candidates committee and establishes $ 5,000 per year as the amount of
money or other thing of value that a political committee, continuing political committee, political party
committee, or legislative leadership committee can pay or make to any other political committee, continuing
political committee, political party committee or legislative leadership committee;

h. repeals the section of P.L.2004, c.174 that requires ELEC to recommend the quadrennial adjustment of
the maximum amount of contributions permitted to be made by individuals, organizations and committees to
candidates, party committees, legislative leadership committees and other political committees and provides
instead that such amounts will be adjusted automatically by the Election Law Enforcement Commission
every four years;

i. requires that on any Internet site developed and maintained by the commission, the public can conduct
searches that include searches indexed by contributor and the employer of each contributor;

j. repeals the current laws that govern the practice known popularly as "pay to play" and provides instead
that business entities must comply with campaign contribution limits in the same manner as individuals,
corporations, labor organizations and other groups. As used in the bill "business entity" means a natural or
legal person, business corporation, professional services corporation, limited liability company, partnership,
limited partnership, business trust, association or any other legal commercial entity organized under the laws
of this State or any other state or foreign jurisdiction that has entered into a contract with a State agency in
the Executive Branch, a State agency in the Legislative Branch, a county or an instrumentality thereof, or a
municipality or an instrumentality thereof, with an anticipated value in excess of $ 17,500. The bill provides
that when a business entity is a natural person, a contribution by that person's spouse or child, residing
therewith, is deemed to be a contribution by the business entity. When the business entity is other than a
natural person, a contribution by a person or other business entity having ownership or control of 10 percent
of the profits, assets or stock of the entity is deemed a contribution by a business entity.

Status:
02/11/2010 Introduced, Referred to Assembly State Government Committee

Sponsor Information:
Joseph Cryan (D - Majority); (Majority Leader)
 Committees: Assembly Bipartisan Leadership Committee; Serving Since 2002


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New York S.B. 6794

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/08/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Codes

Synopsis:
Relates to the executive ethics and compliance commission; repealer.
Additional Bill Information:
February 8, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 7. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the laws of 2007, is amended to
read as follows:

Section 1-m. Prohibition of gifts. No individual or entity required to be listed on a statement of registration
pursuant to this article shall offer or give a gift to any public official as defined within this article, unless under
the circumstances it is not reasonable to infer that the gift was intended to influence such public official. No
individual or entity required to be listed on a statement of registration pursuant to this article shall offer or
give a gift to the spouse or unemancipated child of any public official as defined within this article under
circumstances where it is reasonable to infer that the gift was intended to influence such public official. No
spouse or unemancipated child of an individual required to be listed on a statement of registration pursuant
to this article shall offer or give a gift to a public official under circumstances where it is reasonable to infer
that the gift was intended to influence such public official. This section shall not apply to gifts to officers,
members or directors of boards, commissions, councils, public authorities or public benefit corporations who
receive no compensation or are compensated on a per diem basis, unless the person listed on the
statement of registration appears or has matters pending before the board, commission or council on which
the recipient sits.

Section 8. Paragraph (ii) of subdivision (a) of section 1-o of the legislative law, as amended by a chapter of
the laws of 2010, amending the executive law and other laws relating to governmental ethics and
compliance, as proposed in legislative bill numbers S.6457 and A.9544, is amended to read as follows:

(ii) any lobbyist, public corporation, or client who knowingly and wilfully fails to file timely a report or
statement required by this article or knowingly and wilfully files false information or knowingly and wilfully
violates section one-m of this article, after having previously been convicted in the preceding five years of
the crime described in paragraph (i) of this subdivision, shall be guilty of a class E felony. Any lobbyist
convicted of or pleading guilty to a felony under the provisions of this section may be barred from acting as a
lobbyist for a period of one year FIVE YEARS from the date of the conviction. For the purposes of this
subdivision, the chief administrative officer of any organization required to file a statement or report shall be
the person responsible for making and filing such statement or report unless some other person prior to the
due date thereof has been duly designated to make and file such statement or report.

Section 9. Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (iii) and paragraphs (iv) and (v) of subdivision (b) of section 1-o of
the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:

(B) If, after a lobbyist or client has been found to have violated subdivision one of section one-n of this
article, a lobbyist or client knowingly and wilfully violates the provisions of subdivision one of section one-n of
this article within four FIVE years of such finding, the lobbyist or client shall be subject to a civil penalty not
to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars.

(iv) Any lobbyist or client that knowingly and wilfully fails to file a statement or report within the time required
for the filing of such report, knowingly and wilfully files a false statement or report, or knowingly and wilfully
violates section one-m of this article, after having been found by the commission to have knowing
KNOWINGLY and wilfully committed such conduct or violation in the preceding five years, may be subject
to a determination that the lobbyist or client is prohibited from engaging in lobbying activities, as that term is
defined in paragraph (v) of subdivision (c) of section one-c of this article, for a period of one year FIVE
YEARS .

(v) Any lobbyist or client that knowingly and wilfully engages in lobbying activities, as that term is defined in
paragraph (v) of subdivision (c) of section one-c of this article, during the period in which they are prohibited
from engaging in lobbying activities, as that term is defined in paragraph (v) of subdivision (c) of section one-
c of this article pursuant to this subdivision, may be subject to a determination that the lobbyist or client is
prohibited from engaging in lobbying activities, as that term is defined in paragraph (v) of subdivision (c) of
section one-c of this article, for a period of up to four TWENTY years, and shall be subject to a civil penalty
not to exceed fifty ONE HUNDRED thousand dollars, plus a civil penalty in an amount equal to five times
the value of any gift, compensation or benefit received as a result of the violation.

Status:
02/08/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Codes
Sponsor Information:
Eric T. Schneiderman (D - Even Party Split); (Deputy Majority Leader For Policy)
 Committees: Senate Energy and Telecommunications; Senate Environmental Conservation; Senate
Children and Families; Senate Codes (Chair); Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation;
Senate Judiciary; Senate Higher Education; Serving Since 1998


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New York S.B. 6795

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/08/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Codes

Synopsis:
Relates to the executive ethics and compliance commission; REPEALER.

Additional Bill Information:
February 8, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 6. Subdivision (c) of section 1-e of the legislative law is amended by adding a new paragraph 8 to
read as follows:

(8)(I) THE NAME AND PUBLIC OFFICE ADDRESS OF ANY STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL, STATE
OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE AND
ENTITY WITH WHOM THE LOBBYIST HAS A REPORTABLE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP ;

(II) A DESCRIPTION OF THE GENERAL SUBJECT OR SUBJECTS OF THE TRANSACTIONS
BETWEEN THE LOBBYIST OR LOBBYISTS AND THE STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL, STATE
OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE AND
ENTITY; AND

(III) THE COMPENSATION, INCLUDING EXPENSES, TO BE PAID BY VIRTUE OF THE BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIP.

Section 7. Subdivision (b) of section 1-j of the legislative law is amended by adding a new paragraph 6 to
read as follows:

(6)(I) THE NAME AND PUBLIC OFFICE ADDRESS OF ANY STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL, STATE
OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE AND
ENTITY WITH WHOM THE CLIENT OF A LOBBYIST HAS A REPORTABLE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
;

(II) A DESCRIPTION OF THE GENERAL SUBJECT OR SUBJECTS OF THE TRANSACTIONS
BETWEEN THE CLIENT OF THE LOBBYIST OR LOBBYISTS AND THE STATEWIDE ELECTED
OFFICIAL, STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE
EMPLOYEE AND ENTITY;

(III) THE COMPENSATION, INCLUDING EXPENSES, TO BE PAID BY VIRTUE OF THE BUSINESS
RELATIONSHIP.

Status:
02/08/2010 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Codes

Sponsor Information:
Eric T. Schneiderman (D - Even Party Split); (Deputy Majority Leader For Policy)
 Committees: Senate Energy and Telecommunications; Senate Environmental Conservation; Senate
Children and Families; Senate Codes (Chair); Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation;
Senate Judiciary; Senate Higher Education; Serving Since 1998


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Tennessee H.B. 3587

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/04/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government

Synopsis:
Campaigns and Campaign Finance - As introduced, requires corporations to file statement of contributions
and expenditures when using corporate funds to aid in either the election or defeat of a candidate; requires
corporation to disclose such corporation paid for public communication when it expressly advocates the
election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 10 and Title 2, Chapter
19.

Additional Bill Information:
January 28, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 2, Chapter 10, Part 1, is amended by adding the following as
a new section thereto:

2-10-131.

(a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any corporation using corporate funds to aid either in the
election or defeat in any election, of any candidate for office, or in any way contributing to political campaign
committees controlled by a political party on the national, state, or local level or by a caucus of such political
party established by members of either house of the general assembly shall be required to file a statement
of all contributions received and all expenditures made by or on behalf of such corporation. Such statement
shall be filed in accordance with the guidelines established in Section 2-10-105(c).

(b) The statement required to be filed in subsection (a) shall include the following information along with the
information already required by the registry of election finance to be filed by multicandidate political
campaign committees:

(1) The names and addresses of all corporate officers, directors and shareholders;

(2) The names and addresses of any lobbyist employed by the corporation along with the numbers of any
bills or resolutions such lobbyist was paid to contact any member of the general assembly, governor,
commissioner or any other governmental employee about;

(3) Any expenditures related to lobbying state or local officials showing the date, recipient, purpose and
amount; and

(4) The number of contracts the corporation has with the state or any local government and the amount of
such contracts.

Status:
01/28/2010 Filed for intro.
02/01/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
02/03/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee
02/04/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee Elections of State and Local Government

Sponsor Information:
Kent Coleman (D - Minority);
 Committees: House Subcommitte on Civil Practice and Procedure; House Judiciary (Chair); House
Finance, Ways and Means; House Calendar and Rules; Serving Since 2003


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West Virginia H.B. 4418

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 Filed for introduction; To Committee on Judiciary; Introduced in House; To House Committee on
Judiciary

Synopsis:
A BILL to amend and reenact 6B-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring
lobbyists to disclose compensation agreements for each registered employer.

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Introduced language:

(a) Before engaging in any lobbying activity, or within thirty days after being employed as a lobbyist,
whichever occurs first, a lobbyist shall register with the Ethics Commission by filing a lobbyist registration
statement. The registration statement shall contain information and be in a form prescribed by the Ethics
Commission by legislative rule, including, but not limited to, the following information:

(1) The registrant's name, business address, telephone numbers and any temporary residential and
business addresses and telephone numbers used or to be used by the registrant while lobbying during a
legislative session;

(2) The name, address and occupation or business of the registrant's employer;

(3) A statement as to whether the registrant is employed or retained by his or her employer solely as a
lobbyist or is a regular employee performing services for the employer which include, but are not limited to,
lobbying;

(4) A statement as to whether the registrant is employed or retained by his or her employer under any
agreement, arrangement or understanding according to which the registrant's compensation, or any portion
of the registrant's compensation, is or will be contingent upon the success of his or her lobbying activity;

(5) The general subject or subjects, if known, on which the registrant will lobby or employ some other person
to lobby in a manner which requires registration under this article; and

(6) An appended written authorization from each of the lobbyist's employers confirming the lobbyist's
employment and the subjects on which the employer is to be represented; AND

(7) AN APPENDED WRITTEN DISCLOSURE OF ALL COMPENSATION AGREEMENTS FOR EACH
REGISTERED EMPLOYER.

Status:
02/10/2010 Filed for introduction; To Committee on Judiciary; Introduced in House; To House Committee on
Judiciary

Sponsor Information:
Troy Andes (R - Minority); (Assistant Minority Whip)
 Committees: House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business (Minority
Vice-Chair); House Education; House Health and Human Resources; House Banking and Insurance;
Serving Since 2006
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                                      Legislative Movement


Arizona S.B. 1361

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In Senate; Government Committee (6-0-1-0) Do Pass

Synopsis:
Lobbyists; Prohibited Acts

Additional Bill Information:
February 1, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. Title 41, chapter 7, article 8.1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 41-1234,
to read:

41-1234. LOBBYIST; DESIGNATED PUBLIC LOBBYIST; AUTHORIZED PUBLIC LOBBYIST;
PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION; PROHIBITION FROM FUTURE REGISTRATION; VIOLATION;
CLASSIFICATION; CIVIL PENALTY

A. A LOBBYIST, DESIGNATED PUBLIC LOBBYIST OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC LOBBYIST SHALL
NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL AS TO ANY MATERIAL FACT PERTAINING
TO ANY LEGISLATIVE OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION KNOWING OR HAVING REASON TO KNOW
THAT THE INFORMATION IS FALSE.

B. A LOBBYIST, DESIGNATED PUBLIC LOBBYIST OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC LOBBYIST WHO IS
CONVICTED OF VIOLATING ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE IS PROHIBITED FROM ACTING AS
A LOBBYIST, DESIGNATED PUBLIC LOBBYIST OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC LOBBYIST FOR A PERIOD
OF THREE YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION.

 C. A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS SECTION IS GUILTY OF A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR AND IS
SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF
COMPENSATION PAID TO THE LOBBYIST, DESIGNATED PUBLIC LOBBYIST OR AUTHORIZED
PUBLIC LOBBYIST BY THE PRINCIPAL OR PUBLIC BODY ON WHOSE BEHALF THE FALSE
INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED. THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL ASSESS AND COLLECT THE
CIVIL PENALTY. CIVIL PENALTIES SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE STATE GENERAL FUND.

Status:
02/02/2010 In Senate; First Read
02/03/2010 In Senate; Second Read; Assigned to SENATE Government Committee; Assigned to SENATE
RULES Committee
02/11/2010 In Senate; Government Committee (6-0-1-0) Do Pass


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Arizona S.B. 1393

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/15/2010 In Senate; Government Committee Withdrawn; Assigned to SENATE Judiciary Committee

Synopsis:
Secretary Of State; Elections; Lobbyists

Additional Bill Information:
February 1, 2010 Introduced language:

C. Each principal shall reregister during November NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON THE SECOND
MONDAY IN JANUARY of each even ODD numbered year unless at that time the principal no longer
engages any lobbyist. A PRINCIPAL SHALL FILE ITS REGISTRATION AT ANY TIME BEGINNING
DECEMBER 1 IN THE EVEN NUMBERED YEAR UNTIL 5:00 P.M. ON THE SECOND MONDAY IN
JANUARY IN THE ODD NUMBERED YEAR. Each principal shall amend its registration statement within
five business days of any change in the information required by subsection A.

Status:
02/02/2010 In Senate; First Read
02/04/2010 In Senate; Second Read; Assigned to SENATE Government Committee; Assigned to SENATE
RULES Committee
02/15/2010 In Senate; Government Committee Withdrawn; Assigned to SENATE Judiciary Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jonathan Paton (R - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Commerce and Economic Development; Senate Education Accountability and
Reform; Senate Judiciary (Chairman)


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Colorado S.B. 87

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/15/2010 In Senate; Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

Synopsis:
The bill makes the various changes related to the regulation of lobbyists by the secretary of state

Additional Bill Information:
January 20, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 2. 24-6-302 (2), (2.5), (3), (4), and (5), the introductory portions to 24-6-302 (6) (a) and (6) (b),
and 24-6-302 (6) (b) (II) and (7), Colorado Revised Statutes, are amended to read:

24-6-302. Disclosure statements - required. (2) Any person who makes expenditures for gifts or
entertainment purposes for the benefit of covered officials in the aggregate amount of two hundred dollars in
a calendar FISCAL year shall file disclosure statements with the secretary of state in accordance with this
section. Such disclosure statements shall not include actual and reasonable expenses incurred for personal
needs, such as meals, travel, lodging, and parking.

(2.5) (a) A registered professional ANY lobbyist and any firm organized for professional lobbying purposes
that employs such lobbyist shall file disclosure statements in accordance with this section. Such a disclosure
statement, in lieu of the contributions described in section 24-6-301 (1.9) (a) (I), (1.9) (a) (II), and (1.9) (a)
(III), shall contain the gross income for lobbying since the prior month's disclosure statement and the name
and address of any person from whom gross income for lobbying is received totaling one hundred dollars or
more.

(b) No disclosure statement shall be required of a person who is described in a disclosure statement of a
registered professional lobbyist pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (2.5).

(c) Nothing in this subsection (2.5) shall be construed to require a professional lobbyist or a firm organized
for professional lobbying purposes that is engaged in lobbying for a trade association, public interest group,
or governmental organization to include in the disclosure statement of such lobbyist or firm any dues,
assessments, or fees collected by such association, group, or organization for lobbying purposes.

(3) (a) (I) IN THE CASE OF A PROFESSIONAL LOBBYIST, A disclosure statements STATEMENT
shall be filed within fifteen days after the end of the first calendar month in which any contribution or gross
income for lobbying is received or any expenditure is made or incurred for lobbying and shall be filed within
fifteen days after the end of each subsequent month during the calendar FISCAL year.

(II) IN THE CASE OF A VOLUNTEER LOBBYIST, A DISCLOSURE STATEMENT SHALL BE FILED
WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE END OF THE FIRST CALENDAR MONTH IN WHICH THE
VOLUNTEER LOBBYIST IS ENGAGED IN ANY LOBBYING AND SHALL BE FILED WITHIN FIFTEEN
DAYS AFTER THE END OF EACH SUBSEQUENT MONTH DURING THE FISCAL YEAR.

(b) A cumulative disclosure statement for the entire state fiscal year shall be filed BY A PROFESSIONAL
LOBBYIST OR A FIRM ORGANIZED FOR PROFESSIONAL LOBBYING PURPOSES on or before July
15 covering the period from the previous July 1 through the subsequent June 30 FISCAL YEAR
immediately preceding the date on which the cumulative disclosure statement is due. Such disclosure
statement shall contain the name of and total gross income for lobbying received from each person for the
previous state fiscal year. If a firm organized for professional lobbying purposes subcontracts lobbying
business to another such firm or PROFESSIONAL lobbyist, or if a registered professional lobbyist
subcontracts lobbying business to another such firm or lobbyist, only the firm or lobbyist that receives the
business on a subcontract shall report the information required to be disclosed pursuant to this subsection
(3). The firm or lobbyist that subcontracted the business to another firm or PROFESSIONAL lobbyist shall
describe in an addendum or supplement to the report required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this
subsection (3) the total gross income received from lobbying that is being contemporaneously reported by
another firm or PROFESSIONAL lobbyist.

Status:
01/20/2010 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs + Appropriations
02/15/2010 In Senate; Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Appropriations

Sponsor Information:
Pat Steadman (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Finance; Senate Education


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Hawaii H.B. 2003

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Reported from Judiciary (Standing Committee Report No. 404-10) as amended in HD
1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as
amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on Finance with Representative(s) Ching, Finnegan,
Pine, Rhoads, Saiki, Ward voting no (6) and Representative(s) Bertram, Cabanilla, Takumi excused (3).

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

Additional Bill Information:
February 12, 2010 House Draft 1 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-seven 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 subpart 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, 2:00 pm.
01/29/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday,
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.; In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure
be deferred until 02-09-10, 2:00 PM.
02/05/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-09-10 2:30pm in conference room
325.
02/09/2010 In House; The committees on Judiciary recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH
AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Karamatsu, Ito, Carroll, Herkes,
Mizuno, B. Oshiro, Souki, Tsuji; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Belatti, McKelvey, Morita, Wakai,
Marumoto, Thielen; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cabanilla, Luke.
02/12/2010 In House; Reported from Judiciary (Standing Committee Report No. 404-10) as amended in HD
1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as
amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on Finance with Representative(s) Ching, Finnegan,
Pine, Rhoads, Saiki, Ward voting no (6) and Representative(s) Bertram, Cabanilla, Takumi excused (3).

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:
02/12/2010 In House; Reported from Judiciary (Standing Committee Report No. 405-10) as amended in HD
1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as
amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on Finance with Representative(s) Berg, Ching,
Finnegan, Pine, Rhoads, Saiki, Ward voting no (7) and Representative(s) Bertram, Cabanilla, Takumi
excused (3).

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:
February 12, 2010 House Draft 1 language:

"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) No person or any other entity shall make contributions to a noncandidate committee, in an aggregate
amount greater than $ 1,000 in an election. A COMPANY SHALL MAKE ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AND
EXPENDITURES GREATER THAN $ 1,000 IN THE AGGREGATE IN A TWO-YEAR ELECTION PERIOD
SOLELY THROUGH THE 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, 2:00 pm.
01/29/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday,
02/02/2010 2:00 PM in conference room 325.; In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure
be deferred until 02-09-10, 2004.
02/05/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-09-10 2:30pm in conference room
325.
02/09/2010 In House; The committees on Judiciary recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH
AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Karamatsu, Ito, Belatti, Carroll,
Herkes, McKelvey, Mizuno, Morita, B. Oshiro, Souki, Tsuji, Wakai; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s)
Marumoto, Thielen; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Cabanilla, Luke.
02/12/2010 In House; Reported from Judiciary (Standing Committee Report No. 405-10) as amended in HD
1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as
amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on Finance with Representative(s) Berg, Ching,
Finnegan, Pine, Rhoads, Saiki, Ward voting no (7) and Representative(s) Bertram, Cabanilla, Takumi
excused (3).

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:
02/10/2010 In House; Recommitted to Judiciary .

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.
02/08/2010 In House; Reported from Judiciary (Standing Committee Report No. 192-10), recommending
passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.; Passed Second Reading;
placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Belatti, Ching, Finnegan, C. Lee,
Marumoto, Pine, Thielen, Ward voting no (8) and Representative(s) Carroll, Magaoay, Sagum excused (3).
02/09/2010 In House; Deferred one day 02-10-10.
02/10/2010 In House; Recommitted to Judiciary .
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

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Reported from Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs (Standing
Committee Report No. 295-10) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and
referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on
Finance with none voting no (0) and none excused (0).

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 THE APPEARANCE 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.
02/04/2010 In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred until 02-09-10.
02/05/2010 In House; Bill scheduled for decision making by Economic Revitalization, Business & Military
Affairs on Tuesday, 02-09-10 8:30 am in House conference room 312.
02/09/2010 In House; The committees on Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs recommend
that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s)
McKelvey, Choy, Evans, Manahan, Takai, Tokioka, Tsuji, Wooley, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none;
Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Berg, Wakai.
02/11/2010 In House; Reported from Economic Revitalization, Business & Military Affairs (Standing
Committee Report No. 295-10) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and
referral to Finance.; Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on
Finance with none voting no (0) and none excused (0).

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


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Hawaii H.B. 2327

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred.

Synopsis:
Codifies the standards for evaluation of whether a gift is a violation of the ethics code; the reasonable
reliance on past published opinions by the ethics commission and legislators and employees; and a
reconsideration process in which a violator may seek reconsideration from an ethics commission decision.

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 2010 Introduced language:

SECTION 2. Section 84-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"Section 84-11 Gifts. No legislator or employee shall solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, any gift,
whether in the form of money, service, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing, or promise, or in any
other form, under circumstances in which it can reasonably be inferred that the gift is intended to influence
the legislator or employee in the performance of the legislator's or employee's official duties or is intended as
a reward for any official action on the legislator's or employee's part. IN DETERMINING WHETHER THIS
SECTION PROHIBITS ANY PARTICULAR GIFT, THE FOLLOWING FACTORS SHALL BE
CONSIDERED:

(1) THE OFFICIAL ACTION THE RECIPIENT HAS TAKEN OR MAY BE TAKING THAT DIRECTLY
AFFECTS THE DONOR OF THE GIFT;

(2) THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE GIFT BENEFITS THE STATE AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE
GIFT PERSONALLY BENEFITS THE RECIPIENT;

(3) THE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, BETWEEN THE DONOR AND THE RECIPIENT OF THE
GIFT;
(4) THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE GIFT TO THE OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE RECIPIENT;

(5) THE BENEFITS TO THE DONOR; AND

(6) ALL OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE GIFT IS GIVEN. "

Status:
01/21/2010 In House; Pending introduction.
01/22/2010 In House; Introduced and Pass First Reading.; Referred to Legislative Management and then to
Judiciary
02/08/2010 In House; Bill scheduled to be heard by Legislative Management on Wednesday, 02-10-10 2:00
pm in House conference room 423.
02/10/2010 In House; The committee(s) recommends that the measure be deferred.

Sponsor Information:
Della Au Belatti (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Judiciary; House Human Services; House Health; House Hawaiian Affairs; House
Consumer Protection and Commerce


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Hawaii S.B. 2251

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In Senate; The committee on Judiciary & Government Operations deferred the measure.

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

Additional Bill Information:
January 21, 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:
01/21/2010 In Senate; Introduced.; Passed First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.
02/05/2010 In Senate; The committee(s) on Judiciary & Government Operations has scheduled a public
hearing on 02-09-10 10:00am in conference room 016.
02/09/2010 In Senate; The committee on Judiciary & Government Operations deferred the measure.

Sponsor Information:
Colleen Hanabusa (D - Majority); (President)



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Hawaii S.B. 2252

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In Senate; The committee on Judiciary & Government Operations deferred the measure.

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 21, 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:
01/21/2010 In Senate; Introduced.; Passed First Reading.; Referred to Judiciary & Government Operations.
02/05/2010 In Senate; The committee(s) on Judiciary & Government Operations has scheduled a public
hearing on 02-09-10 10:00am in conference room 016.
02/09/2010 In Senate; The committee on Judiciary & Government Operations deferred the measure.

Sponsor Information:
Colleen Hanabusa (D - Majority); (President)



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Idaho H.B. 437

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/11/2010 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
02/03/2010 3rd Reading - PASSED - 65-0-5 - to Senate
02/04/2010 Senate Introduced - 1st Reading - To Committee on State Affairs
02/10/2010 Report out - Recommend Do Pass - to 2nd Reading
02/11/2010 2nd Reading - to 3rd Reading


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Illinois H.B. 5008

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Motion Filed; Objects to Motion Rep. Michael J. Madigan; Chair Rules Motion Lost;
Motion Discharge Committee Lost; Appeal Ruling of Chair Rep. William B. Black; Shall the Chair be
Sustained; Motion to Sustain the Chair - Prevailed 064-046-000; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W.
Pritchard; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon

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
02/03/2010 In House; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ren e Kosel; Added
Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Stephens; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike
Bost; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr.; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chapin Rose; Added Co-Sponsor
Rep. JoAnn D. Osmond; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark H. Beaubien, Jr.
02/04/2010 In House; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sandra M. Pihos; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael G.
Connelly
02/11/2010 In House; Motion Filed; Objects to Motion Rep. Michael J. Madigan; Chair Rules Motion Lost;
Motion Discharge Committee Lost; Appeal Ruling of Chair Rep. William B. Black; Shall the Chair be
Sustained; Motion to Sustain the Chair - Prevailed 064-046-000; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert W.
Pritchard; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock; Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael W. Tryon

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


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Illinois S.B. 2464

Category:
Campaign Finance
Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Makes various changes concerning campaign finance, including, without
limitation, the imposition of campaign contribution limits beginning November 3, 2010. Effective immediately
in part and January 1, 2011 in part.

Additional Bill Information:
October 14, 2009 Introduced language:

(B) SINGLE-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE. BEGINNING ON NOVEMBER 3, 2010, NO PUBLIC OFFICIAL
OR CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE MAY ESTABLISH OR MAINTAIN MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL
COMMITTEE. THE STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION MUST IDENTIFY THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR
CANDIDATE, THE OFFICE THAT THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR CANDIDATE OCCUPIES OR SEEKS TO
OCCUPY, AND A STATEMENT THAT THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE IS THE ONLY SINGLE-
CANDIDATE COMMITTEE DESIGNATED BY THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR CANDIDATE TO RECEIVE
CONTRIBUTIONS AND MAKE EXPENDITURES ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR
CANDIDATE FOR SUCH OFFICE.

(1) EACH BIANNUAL PERIOD, A SINGLE-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MAY NOT ACCEPT
CONTRIBUTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATE VALUE OVER $ 5,000 FROM A NATURAL PERSON.

(2) EACH BIANNUAL PERIOD, A SINGLE-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MAY NOT ACCEPT
CONTRIBUTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATE VALUE OVER $ 10,000 FROM ANOTHER POLITICAL
COMMITTEE OR A CORPORATION, LABOR ORGANIZATION, OR ASSOCIATION.

(3) EACH BIANNUAL PERIOD, A SINGLE-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MAY NOT ACCEPT
CONTRIBUTIONS WITH AN AGGREGATE VALUE OVER $ 90,000 FROM MORE THAN ONE MULTI-
CANDIDATE POLITICAL COMMITTEE THAT IS DESIGNATED IN WRITING BY THE SINGLE-
CANDIDATE COMMITTEE.

(4) A SINGLE-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE FORMED TO SUPPORT A CANDIDATE FOR STATEWIDE
OFFICE MAY RECEIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF NOT MORE THAN 3 TIMES THE LIMIT ESTABLISHED
FROM THE SOURCES IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPHS (1), (2), AND (3) OF THIS SUBSECTION.

Status:
10/14/2009 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Sponsor Information:
Christine Radogno (R - Minority); (Minority Leader)
 Committees: Senate Executive; Serving Since 1997


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Illinois S.B. 2469

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Establishes limits on campaign contributions and expenditures. Requires that
each political committee subject to the limits donate moneys received before or on the bill's effective date to
one or more charities, except that obligations for goods and services received before the bill's effective date
may be paid for 15 days after the 2010 general election; those moneys not donated escheat to and become
the property of the State and shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. Effective November 3,
2010.

Additional Bill Information:
October 14, 2009 Introduced language:

SEC. 9A-15. LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES.

(A) LIMITS.

(1) NO POLITICAL COMMITTEE, MULTICANDIDATE COMMITTEE, OR PAC MAY ENGAGE IN A JOINT
FUNDRAISER.

(1.5) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (C), NO PERSON OTHER THAN A MULTICANDIDATE
POLITICAL COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

(A) TO ANY CANDIDATE AND HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED POLITICAL COMMITTEES WITH RESPECT
TO ANY ELECTION FOR STATE OFFICE THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 2,000.

(B) TO THE POLITICAL COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED BY A STATE POLITICAL
PARTY, THAT ARE NOT THE AUTHORIZED POLITICAL COMMITTEES OF ANY CANDIDATE, IN ANY
ELECTION THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 5,000.

(C) TO ANY OTHER POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN ANY ELECTION THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE,
EXCEED $ 5,000.

(2) NO MULTICANDIDATE POLITICAL COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:

(A) TO ANY CANDIDATE AND HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED POLITICAL COMMITTEES WITH RESPECT
TO ANY ELECTION FOR STATE OFFICE THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 5,000.

(B) TO THE POLITICAL COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED BY A STATE POLITICAL
PARTY, THAT ARE NOT THE AUTHORIZED POLITICAL COMMITTEES OF ANY CANDIDATE, IN ANY
ELECTION, THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE, EXCEED $ 5,000.

(C) TO ANY OTHER POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN ANY ELECTION THAT, IN THE AGGREGATE,
EXCEED $ 5,000.

(3) DURING THE PERIOD THAT BEGINS ON JANUARY 1 OF AN ODD-NUMBERED YEAR AND ENDS
ON DECEMBER 31 OF THE NEXT EVEN-NUMBERED YEAR, NO INDIVIDUAL MAY MAKE
CONTRIBUTIONS AGGREGATING MORE THAN $ 40,000, IN THE CASE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO
CANDIDATES AND THE AUTHORIZED COMMITTEES OF CANDIDATES.

Status:
10/14/2009 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Sponsor Information:
Bill Brady (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Revenue; Senate Pensions and Investments; Senate Insurance (Minority
Spokesperson); Senate Environment; Senate Energy; Serving Since 2002


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Illinois S.B. 2470

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Synopsis:
Amends the Election Code. Makes changes with respect to the disclosure and regulation of campaign
finances, including the imposition of contribution limits.

Additional Bill Information:
October 14, 2009 Introduced language:

SEC. 9-8.5. LIMITATION ON CONTRIBUTIONS.

(A) IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO A POLITICAL
COMMITTEE EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION.

(B) FOR POLITICAL COMMITTEES DESIGNATED BY A CANDIDATE FOR LEGISLATIVE OFFICE:

(1) NATURAL PERSONS MAY CONTRIBUTE NO MORE THAN $ 2,400 DURING ANY REGULAR
ELECTION PERIOD IN WHICH THE CANDIDATE WHO DESIGNATED THE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING
NOMINATION OR ELECTION.

(2) POLITICAL COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED BY A STATE POLITICAL PARTY MAY CONTRIBUTE
NOT MORE THAN $ 30,000 DURING THE REGULAR ELECTION PERIOD THAT INCLUDES THE
GENERAL ELECTION AT WHICH THE CANDIDATE WHO DESIGNATED THE COMMITTEE IS
SEEKING ELECTION; PROVIDED THAT ALL COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED BY A STATE POLITICAL
PARTY, UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS ONE COMMITTEE FOR THE
PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION.

(3) POLITICAL COMMITTEES ESTABLISHED BY A PARTISAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS MAY
CONTRIBUTE NOT MORE THAN $ 30,000 DURING ANY REGULAR ELECTION PERIOD IN WHICH THE
CANDIDATE WHO DESIGNATED THE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING NOMINATION OR ELECTION.

(4) ANY OTHER POLITICAL COMMITTEE NOT DESIGNATED OR CONTROLLED BY THE CANDIDATE
MAY CONTRIBUTE NO MORE THAN $ 5,000 DURING A REGULAR ELECTION PERIOD IN WHICH THE
CANDIDATE WHO DESIGNATED THE COMMITTEE IS SEEKING NOMINATION OR ELECTION.

(5) ANY CORPORATION, LABOR ORGANIZATION, OR ASSOCIATION MAY CONTRIBUTE FROM ITS
OWN TREASURIES NO MORE THAN $ 5,000 DURING EACH ELECTION PERIOD. ALL
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ASSOCIATED ENTITIES, INCLUDING POLITICAL COMMITTEES FOR WHICH
THE CORPORATION, LABOR ORGANIZATION, OR ASSOCIATION IS THE SPONSORING ENTITY,
SHALL BE AGGREGATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION.

Status:
10/14/2009 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Sponsor Information:
Michael Noland (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Public Health; Senate Licensed Activities; Senate Criminal Law (Chairperson); Senate
Energy; Senate Judiciary; Serving Since 2007


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Illinois S.B. 2568

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive
Synopsis:
Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. In reports, requires the registrant to disclose the street address, city,
state, zip code, telephone number, and fax number of persons employing or retaining registrant (as well as
other information) and file a copy of the written agreement or a written summary of the oral agreement that
binds the registrant with the employer. If the agreement between registrant and employer is oral, then the
summary must include (i) whether the registrant is authorized to incur expenditures on behalf of the
employer, (ii) whether expenditures the registrant incurs will be reimbursed by the employer, (iii) how the
registrant's lobbying-related compensation, if any, is determined including, but not limited to, the length of
the contract and method of payment (such as salary, monthly retainer, hourly fee, or other basis), and (iv)
the rate of compensation. Provides that failure to file a required report within the time designated or filing a
report with false, materially misleading, or materially incomplete information constitutes a violation of the Act.
Requires a registrant to preserve for a period of at least 2 years all receipts, statements, and records used in
preparing the reports.

Additional Bill Information:
January 13, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 5. The Lobbyist Registration Act is amended by changing Section 5 as follows:

(25 ILCS 170/5)

Sec. 5. Lobbyist registration and disclosure. Every person required to register under Section 3 shall before
any service is performed which requires the person to register, but in any event not later than 2 business
days after being employed or retained, and on or before each January 31 and July 31 thereafter, file in the
Office of the Secretary of State a statement in a format prescribed by the Secretary of State containing the
following information with respect to each person or entity employing or retaining the person required to
register:

(a) The registrant's name, permanent address, e-mail address, if any, fax number, if any, business
telephone number, and temporary address, if the registrant has a temporary address while lobbying.

(a-5) If the registrant is an organization or business entity, the information required under subsection (a) for
each person associated with the registrant who will be lobbying, regardless of whether lobbying is a
significant part of his or her duties.

(b) The name , STREET and address , CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE, TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND FAX
NUMBER of the person or persons employing or retaining registrant to perform such services or on whose
behalf the registrant appears AND A COPY OF THE WRITTEN AGREEMENT OR A WRITTEN
SUMMARY OF THE ORAL AGREEMENT THAT BINDS THE REGISTRANT WITH THE EMPLOYER . IF
THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN REGISTRANT AND EMPLOYER IS ORAL, THEN THE SUMMARY MUST
INCLUDE (I) WHETHER THE REGISTRANT IS AUTHORIZED TO INCUR EXPENDITURES ON BEHALF
OF THE EMPLOYER, (II) WHETHER EXPENDITURES THE REGISTRANT INCURS WILL BE
REIMBURSED BY THE EMPLOYER, (III) HOW THE REGISTRANT'S LOBBYING-RELATED
COMPENSATION, IF ANY, IS DETERMINED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LENGTH OF
THE CONTRACT AND METHOD OF PAYMENT (SUCH AS SALARY, MONTHLY RETAINER, HOURLY
FEE, OR OTHER BASIS), AND (IV) THE RATE OF COMPENSATION.

Status:
01/13/2010 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Assignments
02/10/2010 In Senate; Assigned to Executive

Sponsor Information:
Heather Steans (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Environment (Vice-Chairperson); Senate Public Health; Senate Deficit Reduction;
Senate Education (Vice-Chairperson); Senate Appropriations II; Senate Human Services; Serving Since
2008


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Indiana H.B. 1001
Last Action:
02/15/2010 In Senate; Senators
Alting,Arnold,Becker,Boots,Bray,Breaux,Buck,Charbonneau,Deig,Delph,Dillon,Errington
,Gard,Head,Hershman,Holdman,Hume,Kenley,Kruse,Lanane,Landske,Lawson,Leising,Lewis,L
ong,Merritt,Mishler,Mrvan,Nugent,Paul,Randolph,Rogers,Schneider,Simpson,Sipes,Skinn
er,Steele,Stutzman,Tallian,Taylor,Walker,Waltz,Waterman,Wyss,Yoder,M. Young,R. Young and Zakas
added as cosponsors

Synopsis:
Lobbyists; campaign contributions. Reduces from $100 to $50 the minimum reportable amount for: (1) the
total daily gifts to a legislator or legislative employee given by a registered lobbyist; or (2) a single gift
received by a legislator or legislative candidate. Provides that an individual who holds a state elected office
and ceases to hold the state office after June 30, 2010, may not be registered as a lobbyist for 365 days
after expiration of the term of office. Provides that an individual who holds a position in the executive branch
appointed by the governor (other than a special state appointee) and who ceases to hold that appointment
after June 30, 2010, may not be registered as a lobbyist for 365 days after ceasing to hold the appointive
position. Provides that a member of the general assembly may not be registered as a lobbyist for 365 days
after ceasing to be a member of the general assembly. Provides that a lobbyist may not represent multiple
clients if the representation involves a conflict of interest. Defines conflict of interest . Provides that the
governor and the governor's candidate's committees may not (1) solicit campaign contributions; (2) accept
campaign contributions; or (3) conduct other fundraising activities during the long session of the general
assembly and during the day before, the day of, and the day after each organization day. Provides that the
prohibition does not apply to the governor's participation in party activities conducted by a regular party
committee. Imposes the same fundraising restrictions for legislators for the same period around organization
day of a long session. (Currently, legislators may not conduct fundraising activities during the long session
beginning in January.) Provides that persons with contracts with state government or who bid on contracts
with state government and certain persons affiliated with the contractors and bidders may not make political
contributions to an individual who holds a state office or is a candidate for a state office. Requires persons
with contracts with state government or who bid on contracts with state government to register with the
department of administration (department). Requires the department to make the information about
registrants available in a searchable data base on the department's web site. Requires registrants to notify
their affiliated persons that they are registered. Provides civil and criminal penalties for violations. Provides
that contractors or bidders who violate the statutes may be found nonresponsible and have their contracts
voided. Provides that state employees in the executive branch who have purchasing or procurement
authority may not solicit political contributions unless the soliciting individual is a candidate for public office.
Provides that state officers, employees, and appointees in the executive branch may not accept certain
other employment.

Additional Bill Information:
January 5, 2010 As Reported by Committee language:

SECTION 2. IC 2-7-3-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWSEFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]:

Sec. 3. (a) The activity reports of each lobbyist shall include the following:

(1) A complete and current statement of the information required to be supplied under IC 2-7-2-3 and IC 2-7-
2-4.

(2) Total expenditures on lobbying (prorated, if necessary) broken down to include at least the following
categories:

(A) Compensation to others who perform lobbying services.

(B) Reimbursement to others who perform lobbying services.

(C) Receptions.

(D) Entertainment, including meals. However, a function to which the entire general assembly is invited is
not lobbying under this article.
(E) Gifts made to an employee of the general assembly or a member of the immediate family of an
employee of the general assembly.

(3) A statement of expenditures and gifts that equal one hundred FIFTY dollars ($ 100) ($ 50) or more in
one (1) day, or that together total more than five hundred dollars ($ 500) during the calendar year, if the
expenditures and gifts are made by the registrant or his THE REGISTRANT'S agent to benefit ANY OF
THE FOLLOWING:

(A) A member of the general assembly.

(B) An officer of the general assembly.

(C) An employee of the general assembly. or

(D) A member of the immediate family of anyone included in clause (A), (B), or (C).

Status:
11/17/2009 In House; Introduced; Coauthored by Representative Murphy; First reading: referred to
Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures
01/05/2010 In House; Committee report: do pass, adopted
01/07/2010 In House; Second reading: ordered engrossed
01/11/2010 In House; Third reading: passed; Roll Call 8: Yeas 97, Nays 2; Referred to the Senate; Senate
sponsors: Senators Miller and Broden; Representatives Bosma and VanHaaften added as coauthors; In
Senate; First reading: referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure
02/15/2010 In Senate; Senators
Alting,Arnold,Becker,Boots,Bray,Breaux,Buck,Charbonneau,Deig,Delph,Dillon,Errington
,Gard,Head,Hershman,Holdman,Hume,Kenley,Kruse,Lanane,Landske,Lawson,Leising,Lewis,L
ong,Merritt,Mishler,Mrvan,Nugent,Paul,Randolph,Rogers,Schneider,Simpson,Sipes,Skinn
er,Steele,Stutzman,Tallian,Taylor,Walker,Waltz,Waterman,Wyss,Yoder,M. Young,R. Young and Zakas
added as cosponsors

Sponsor Information:
B. Patrick Bauer (D - Majority); (Speaker of the House)



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Indiana S.B. 114

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In House; Representative Bosma added as cosponsor

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:
February 1, 2010 Engrossed language:

SECTION 18. IC 2-7-3-3.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS
FOLLOWSEFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2010]:

SEC. 3.3. (A) A LOBBYIST SHALL FILE A WRITTEN REPORT WHENEVER THE LOBBYIST MAKES A
GIFT WITH RESPECT TO A LEGISLATIVE PERSON THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED IN A
REPORT UNDER SECTION 3(A)(3) OF THIS CHAPTER.

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

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

(2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE GIFT.

(3) THE AMOUNT OF THE GIFT.

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

(1) THE COMMISSION.

(2) THE LEGISLATIVE PERSON WITH RESPECT TO WHOM THE REPORT IS MADE.

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

(4) THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE, IF THE LEGISLATIVE PERSON 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) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER MAKING THE GIFT. A REPORT FILED UNDER THIS SECTION IS
CONFIDENTIAL AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION OR COPYING UNTIL TEN (10)
BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE REPORT IS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION.

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,Stutzman,Nugent and Buck added as coauthors
02/02/2010 In Senate; Third reading: passed; Roll Call 96: Yeas 50 and Nays 0; Referred to the House;
House sponsor: Rep. Bauer; Cosponsor: Rep. Murphy
02/09/2010 In House; First reading: referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures
02/11/2010 In House; Representative Bosma added as cosponsor

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:
02/10/2010 In House; Signed by Governor.

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:
February 10, 2010 Enacted 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.
02/02/2010 Substituted for SF 2074 . S.J. 250; In Senate; Passed Senate, ayes 50, nays none.
02/09/2010 Reported correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President. H.J. 304; In House; Sent to
Governor.
02/10/2010 In House; Signed by Governor.


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Maryland H.B. 690

Category:
Campaign Finance
Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 3/9

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting a person doing public business from making an independent expenditure for
certain campaign material; defining a certain term; and generally relating to independent expenditures on
campaign material by persons doing public business.

Additional Bill Information:
February 4, 2010 Introduced language:

13-102.

 (A) Except for a candidate AND AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (B) OF THIS SECTION , this title does
not prohibit an individual who acts independently of any other person from:

(1) expressing personal views on any subject; or

(2) making an expenditure of personal funds to purchase campaign material.

 (B) (1) IN THIS SUBSECTION, "DOING PUBLIC BUSINESS" HAS THE MEANING STATED IN SECTION
14-101 OF THIS ARTICLE.

(2) A PERSON DOING PUBLIC BUSINESS MAY NOT MAKE AN INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE FOR
CAMPAIGN MATERIAL THAT SUPPORTS OR OPPOSES A CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL PARTY.

Status:
02/04/2010 In House; First Reading Ways and Means
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 3/9

Sponsor Information:
Jon S. Cardin (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Ways and Means; Serving Since 2003


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Maryland H.B. 725

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 2/23

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting a foreign national from making a contribution to a campaign finance entity
governed by the State election laws; defining a certain term; and generally relating to prohibiting
contributions by individuals defined as foreign nationals.

Additional Bill Information:
Febraury 5, 2010 Introduced language:

13-225.1.

(A) IN THIS SECTION, "FOREIGN NATIONAL" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO:

(1) WAS BORN OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES;

(2) IS A CITIZEN OF A FOREIGN COUNTRY; AND
(3) HAS NOT BECOME A NATURALIZED CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE LAWS OF
THE UNITED STATES.

(B) A FOREIGN NATIONAL MAY NOT MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY CAMPAIGN FINANCE
ENTITY SUBJECT TO THIS SUBTITLE.

Status:
02/05/2010 In House; First Reading Ways and Means
02/12/2010 In House; Hearing 2/23

Sponsor Information:
Richard K. Impallaria (R - Minority);
 Committees: House Economic Matters; Serving Since 2003


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Maryland S.B. 216

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

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
02/12/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

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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Maryland S.B. 601

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

Synopsis:
FOR the purpose of prohibiting certain business entities from making a contribution to a campaign finance
entity; prohibiting certain business entities from making certain expenditures for certain purposes; clarifying
that a certain prohibition does not apply to certain expenditures; defining a certain term; providing for a
delayed effective date; and generally relating to campaign finance contributions and expenditures by
business entities.

Additional Bill Information:
February 5, 2010 Introduced language:

13-245.1.

(A) IN THIS SECTION, "BUSINESS ENTITY" MEANS A CORPORATION, GENERAL OR LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, OR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST.

(B) THIS SECTION DOES NOT PROHIBIT A BUSINESS ENTITY FROM MAKING AN EXPENDITURE
TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE A BALLOT QUESTION.

(C) A BUSINESS ENTITY MAY NOT MAKE AN EXPENDITURE TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE A
CANDIDATE.

Status:
02/05/2010 In Senate; First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
02/10/2010 In Senate; Hearing 2/25

Sponsor Information:
Jamin "Jamie" B. Raskin (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Judicial Proceedings; Serving Since 2007


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Michigan H.B. 4380

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In Senate; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL, URBAN AND STATE AFFAIRS

Synopsis:
Public employees and officers; ethics; legislators applying for or receiving certain grants from the state;
prohibit. Amends sec. 2 of 1968 PA 318 (MCL 15.302 ).

Additional Bill Information:
February 10, 2010 Reprint language:

Sec. 2. (1) No A member of the legislature , herein referred to as a "legislator", nor any OR A state
officer shall NOT be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with the state or any A political
subdivision thereof which shall cause OF THE STATE THAT CAUSES a substantial conflict of interest.
 (2) A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE GOVERNOR, THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THE
SECRETARY OF STATE, OR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
APPLY FOR OR ACCEPT THE AWARD OF A GRANT FUNDED BY THE STATE DURING HIS OR HER
TERM OF OFFICE IF THE GRANT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY IN FURTHERANCE OF DUTIES OF THE
OFFICE. THIS PROHIBITION DOES NOT APPLY TO A GRANT TO SUBSIDIZE EDUCATION AT AN
INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1 OF 1988 PA 457, MCL 29.411,
WHICH GRANT IS OFFERED THROUGH A PROGRAM AVAILABLE ON EQUAL TERMS TO MEMBERS
OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

(3) IT IS A SUBSTANTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST FOR A LEGISLATOR, THE GOVERNOR, THE
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THE SECRETARY OF STATE, OR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE NEGOTIATION OF A STATE CONTRACT WITH A PARTY THAT HAS MADE A
CONTRIBUTION TO A CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE OF THAT INDIVIDUAL.

Status:
02/19/2009 In House; introduced by Representative Sarah Roberts; read a first time; referred to Committee
on Ethics and Elections
02/24/2009 In House; printed bill filed 02/20/2009
02/03/2010 In House; notice given to discharge committee
02/09/2010 In House; notice given to discharge committee
02/10/2010 In House; reported with recommendation with substitute H-2; referred to second reading; read a
second time; substitute H-2 adopted; placed on third reading; placed on immediate passage; read a third
time; passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 27 Yeas 101 Nays 2; transmitted
02/11/2010 In Senate; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LOCAL, URBAN AND STATE AFFAIRS

Sponsor Information:
Sarah Roberts (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Great Lakes and Environment; House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland
Security (Majority Vice-Chair); House Education; House Energy and Technology


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Missouri S.B. 577

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/16/2010 In Senate; Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection

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:
February 2, 2010 Recommended as Substituted from Committee language:

 105.960. 1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE ETHICS COMMISSION, THE OFFICE OF
INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION WHICH SHALL OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY OF THE COMMISSION
TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF THE PROVISIONS OF:

(1) THE REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED ON LOBBYISTS BY SECTIONS 105.470 TO 105.478;

(2) THE FINANCIAL INTEREST DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN SECTIONS 105.483
TO 105.492;

(3) THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 130;

(4) ANY CODE OF CONDUCT PROMULGATED BY ANY DEPARTMENT, DIVISION, OR AGENCY OF
STATE GOVERNMENT, OR BY STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, OR BY EXECUTIVE
ORDER;

(5) THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAWS CONTAINED IN SECTIONS 105.450 TO 105.468 AND
SECTION 171.181; AND

(6) THE PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OR STATE STATUTE OR ORDER, ORDINANCE, OR
RESOLUTION OF ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION RELATING TO THE OFFICIAL CONDUCT OF
OFFICIALS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS.

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
02/02/2010 In Senate; Senate committee substitute Voted Do Pass Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and
Ethics Committee (3568S.02C); Reported from Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee to
Floor with Senate committee substitute
02/10/2010 In Senate; SS for Senate committee substitute offered (Shields)--(3568S.05F); SA 1 to SS for
Senate committee substitute offered & withdrawn (Bray)--(3568S05.01F); SA 2 to SS for Senate committee
substitute offered & adopted (Callahan)--(3568S05.02F); SA 3 to SS for Senate committee substitute offered
(Crowell)--(3568S05.12S); SSA 1 for SA 3 to SS for Senate committee substitute offered (Griesheimer)--
(3568S05.20S); Bill Placed on Informal Calendar
02/16/2010 In Senate; Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Perfection

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. 1367

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In House; Full Committee Work Session: 2/16/2010; Continued Executive Session: 2/16/2010

Synopsis:
This bill permits business organizations and labor unions to establish political committees.

Additional Bill Information:
January 6, 2010 Introduced language:
1 Political Expenditures and Contributions; Prohibited Political Contributions; Business Organizations. RSA
664:4, I is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

I. By any business organization, or by any officer, director, executive, agent, partner, or employee acting in
behalf of such business organization. This shall not prohibit the establishment by a business organization of
a political committee that operates as a separate entity from the business organization, provided that the
committee's expenditures and contributions are made through a separate, segregated account consisting
only of voluntary contributions solicited from individuals. The provisions of this section shall not apply to sole
proprietorships.

2 Political Expenditures and Contributions; Prohibited Political Contributions; Labor Unions; Segregated
Account Exception. Amend RSA 664:4, III to read as follows:

III. By any labor union or group of labor unions, or by any officer, director, executive, agent , or employee
acting in behalf of such union or group of unions; or by any organization representing or affiliated with any
such union or group of unions, or by any officer, director, executive, agent , or employee acting in behalf of
such organization. THIS SHALL NOT PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT BY A LABOR UNION OR
GROUP OF LABOR UNIONS OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE THAT OPERATES AS A SEPARATE
ENTITY FROM THE LABOR UNION OR GROUP OF LABOR UNIONS, PROVIDED THAT THE
COMMITTEE'S EXPENDITURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE MADE THROUGH A SEPARATE,
SEGREGATED ACCOUNT CONSISTING ONLY OF VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS SOLICITED FROM
INDIVIDUALS.

Status:
12/10/2009 In House; To Be Introduced 1/6/2010 and Referred to Election Law
12/16/2009 In House; Public Hearing: 1/12/2010
01/06/2010 In House; Executive Session: 2/9/2010
02/09/2010 In House; Full Committee Work Session: 2/16/2010; Continued Executive Session: 2/16/2010

Sponsor Information:
James Splaine (D - Majority)
Committees: House Committee on Election Law


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New Hampshire H.B. 1410

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In House; Committee Report: Refer to Interim Study for Feb 17 Consent Calendar (vote 18-0)

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
02/10/2010 In House; Committee Report: Refer to Interim Study for Feb 17 Consent Calendar (vote 18-0)

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


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New Mexico H.B. 118

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/13/2010 Substituted by House Committee

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS AND SOLICITATIONS
OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY LOBBYISTS, SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES, THE PRINCIPALS OF
SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES, STATE CONTRACTORS AND THE PRINCIPALS OF STATE
CONTRACTORS; PROHIBITING CERTAIN SOLICITATIONS OF CONTRIBUTIONS FROM LOBBYISTS,
SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES, THE PRINCIPALS OF SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES,
STATE CONTRACTORS AND THE PRINCIPALS OF STATE CONTRACTORS; PROHIBITING THE
BUNDLING OF CONTRIBUTIONS BY LOBBYISTS, SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES, THE
PRINCIPALS OF SEEKERS OF TARGETED SUBSIDIES, STATE CONTRACTORS AND THE
PRINCIPALS OF STATE CONTRACTORS; REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS DIRECTED
OR KNOWINGLY USED TO SUPPORT POLITICAL ADVOCACY; RECONCILING MULTIPLE
AMENDMENTS TO THE SAME SECTION OF LAW IN LAWS 2009; REPEALING LAWS 2009, CHAPTER
68, SECTION 2

Additional Bill Information:
February 13, 2010 Substituted language:

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

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

A. A lobbyist shall not make a contribution to a candidate for nomination or election to a state public office, a
campaign committee of a candidate for state public office or a state- or county-level political party
committee.

B. The provisions of this section shall not:

(1) restrict a lobbyist from establishing a campaign committee for the lobbyist's own campaign or from
soliciting contributions for that campaign from persons not prohibited from making contributions pursuant to
this section; or

(2) preclude a lobbyist's employer from making contributions to a candidate or expenditures for the benefit of
a candidate."
Section 2. A new section of the Campaign Reporting Act is enacted to read:

  " NEW MATERIAL PROSPECTIVE STATE CONTRACTORS AND STATE CONTRACTORS--
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CANDIDATES AND CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES PROHIBITED.--

A. A principal of a state contractor or principal of a prospective state contractor shall not make a contribution
to or solicit contributions on behalf of a candidate for nomination or election to a state public office, a
campaign committee of a candidate for state public office or a state- or county-level political party
committee.

B. The provisions of this section shall not restrict a principal of a state contractor or principal of a prospective
state contractor from establishing a campaign committee for the principal's own campaign or from soliciting
contributions for that campaign from persons not prohibited from making contributions by this section.

C. The provisions of this section supplement and do not limit the provisions of other statutes or agency rules
that may further limit contributions from the principals of a prospective state contractor or the principals of a
state contractor."

Status:
01/21/2010 House Voters & Elections Committee/House Judiciary Committee - House Voters & Elections
Committee
02/04/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - House Judiciary Committee [19] DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee
Substitute/DO PASS committee report adopted. - Floor amendment(s) adopted.
02/13/2010 Substituted by House Committee

Sponsor Information:
Jose A. Campos (D - Majority);
 Committees: House Business and Industry; House Voters and Elections (Chair); Serving Since 2003


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New Mexico H.B. 124

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/14/2010 Substituted by House 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:
February 14, 2010 Substitued 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 [19] DO NOT PASS
committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report adopted. - Floor
amendment(s) adopted. - In House; PASSED (67 - 0) [16] Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary
Committee - Senate Rules Committee
02/14/2010 Substituted by House 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 Mexico H.B. 161

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/11/2010 Withdrawn from committee for subsequent action. h/calendar - ref House Judiciary Committee -
House Judiciary 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
02/02/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted. - House Voters & Elections Committee
02/08/2010 DO PASS committee report adopted.
02/11/2010 Withdrawn from committee for subsequent action. h/calendar - ref House Judiciary Committee -
House Judiciary 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 S.B. 43

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/14/2010 Substituetd by Senate 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

Additional Bill Information:
February 14, 2010 Substitued 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 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.

B. The commission may:

(1) initiate complaints alleging ethics violations against state officials, state 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 state officials, state 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 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; and

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

Status:
01/20/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee
01/25/2010 germane - Senate Rules Committee
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - Senate Judiciary Committee [16] DO PASS, as amended, committee report adopted. - Senate
Finance Committee
02/14/2010 Substituetd by Senate Committee

Sponsor Information:
Linda M Lopez (D - Majority)
Committees: Senate Judiciary; Senate Rules (Chair);


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New Mexico S.B. 108

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

Synopsis:
AN ACT RELATING TO ETHICS; ENACTING THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION ACT; CREATING THE
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION; PROVIDING POWERS AND DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR ANNUAL
ETHICS TRAINING AND THE PUBLICATION OF AN ETHICS GUIDE; GRANTING SUBPOENA POWER;
ALLOWING ISSUANCE OF ADVISORY OPINIONS RELATED TO CERTAIN ETHICS VIOLATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST STATE OFFICIALS, STATE EMPLOYEES,
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND LOBBYISTS FOR CERTAIN ETHICS VIOLATIONS;
ESTABLISHING INVESTIGATIONS OF COMPLAINTS FOR CERTAIN ETHICS VIOLATIONS; MAKING AN
APPROPRIATION

Additional Bill Information:
February 12, 2010 Substituted 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 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.

B. The commission may:

(1) initiate complaints alleging ethics violations against state officials, state 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 state officials, state 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 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; and

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

Status:
01/20/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee
01/25/2010 germane - Senate Rules Committee
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

Sponsor Information:
Pete Campos (D - Majority);
 Committees: Senate Finance; Serving Since 1991


    ____________________________________________________________

New Mexico S.B. 154

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

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:
February 12, 2010 Substitued 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 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.

B. The commission may:

(1) initiate complaints alleging ethics violations against state officials, state 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 state officials, state 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 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; and

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

Status:
01/25/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee - germane - Senate Rules Committee
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

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


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New Mexico S.B. 268
Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

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

Additional Bill Information:
February 12, 2010 Substituted 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 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.

B. The commission may:

(1) initiate complaints alleging ethics violations against state officials, state 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 state officials, state 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 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; and

(5) offer annual ethics training to state officials, state employees, government contractors, lobbyists and
other interested persons.
Status:
02/03/2010 Senate Committees' Committee/Senate Rules Committee/Senate Judiciary Committee/Senate
Finance Committee - Senate Committees' Committee
02/04/2010 germane - Senate Rules Committee
02/12/2010 DO NOT PASS committee report adopted. - Committee Substitute/DO PASS committee report
adopted. - (Succeeding entries: S 43).

Sponsor Information:
Sue Wilson Beffort (R - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Finance (Ranking Member); Serving Since 1997


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New York A.B. 656

Last Action:
02/09/2010 Amend (T) and recommit to Assembly Election Law; Print number AB 656 A

Synopsis:
Relates to uniform maximum contributions for all candidates regardless of position or office.

Additional Bill Information:
February 9, 2010 Amended language:

 A. NO CONTRIBUTOR MAY MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION TO ANY
PUBLIC OFFICE OR FOR NOMINATION FOR ANY SUCH OFFICE, OR FOR ELECTION TO ANY PARTY
POSITIONS, OR MAKE ANY CONTRIBUTION TO POLITICAL COMMITTEES WORKING DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY WITH ANY CANDIDATE TO AID OR PARTICIPATE IN SUCH CANDIDATE'S NOMINATION
OR ELECTION, AND NO CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE MAY ACCEPT ANY
CONTRIBUTION FROM ANY CONTRIBUTOR, WHICH, IN THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT, IS GREATER
THAN TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, AS INCREASED OR DECREASED BY THE
COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION.

Status:
12/29/2008 Pre-Filed
01/07/2009 Referred to Assembly Committee on Election Law
01/06/2010 Failed to advance; Referred to Assembly Committee on Election Law
02/09/2010 Amend (T) and recommit to Assembly Election Law; Print number AB 656 A

Sponsor Information:
Brian Kavanagh (D - Majority);
 Committees: Assembly Election Law; Assembly Housing; Assembly Environmental Conservation;
Assembly Cities; Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Assembly Labor


    ____________________________________________________________

New York A.B. 8753

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 Amend (T) and recommit to Assembly Election Law; Print number AB 8753 A

Synopsis:
Decreases contribution limits; repealer
Additional Bill Information:
February 9, 2010 Substituted language:

Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of
1992, paragraphs a and b as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:

1. The following limitations apply to all contributions to candidates for election to any public office or for
nomination for any such office, or for election to any party positions, and to all contributions to political
committees working directly or indirectly with any candidate to aid or participate in such candidate's
nomination or election, other than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee:

a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of the entire state, or for nomination to any
such office, no contributor may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, and no
candidate or political committee may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggregate
amount greater than:

(i) in the case of any nomination to public office, the product of the total number of enrolled voters in the
candidate's party in the state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $ .005, but such amount shall
be not less than four thousand dollars nor more than twelve FIVE thousand dollars as increased or
decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph c of this subdivision, and (ii) in the case of
any election to a public office, twenty-five FIVE thousand dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of
living adjustment described in paragraph c of this subdivision ; provided however, that the maximum
amount which may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from any candidate's child, parent,
grandparent, brother and sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall not exceed in the case of any
nomination to public office an amount equivalent to the product of the number of enrolled voters in the
candidate's party in the state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $ .025, and in the case of any
election for a public office, an amount equivalent to the product of the number of registered voters in the
state excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $ .025 .

Status:
06/05/2009 Introduced and referred to Assembly Committee on Election Law
01/06/2010 Failed to advance; Referred to Assembly Committee on Election Law
02/09/2010 Amend (T) and recommit to Assembly Election Law; Print number AB 8753 A

Sponsor Information:
Brian Kavanagh (D - Majority);
 Committees: Assembly Cities; Assembly Labor; Assembly Housing; Assembly Environmental
Conservation; Assembly Election Law; Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions


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New York S.B. 744

Last Action:
02/10/2010 Committee discharged and committed to Senate Codes

Synopsis:
Requires additional disclosures from lobbyists.

Additional Bill Information:
June 18, 2009 Amended language:

Section 2. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (b) of section 1-h of the legislative law is amended by adding two new
subparagraphs (vi) and (vii) to read as follows:

(VI) THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS MADE, IN ANY FORM, TO ANY CAMPAIGN OR POLITICAL
COMMITTEE IN NEW YORK STATE BY THE CLIENT BY WHOM OR ON WHOSE BEHALF THE
LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED, BY THE LOBBYIST, AND BY ANY
EMPLOYEES OF THE LOBBYIST.
(VII) THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PAID AND THE NAMES OF ANY FAMILY MEMBERS OF A
PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO WHOM A LOBBYIST AND THE CLIENT BY WHOM OR ON WHOSE BEHALF
THE LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED HAS PAID COMPENSATION OF MORE
THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR FOR PERSONAL
EMPLOYMENT OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

  Section 3. Subdivision (b) of section 1-h of the legislative law is amended by adding a new paragraph 6 to
read as follows: S. 744--B 2

(6) THE NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL WITH WHOM THE
LOBBYIST HAS ANY BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

Section 4. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (b) of section 1-j of the legislative law is amended by adding two new
subparagraphs (vi) and (vii) to read as follows: (VI) THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS MADE, IN ANY
FORM, TO ANY CAMPAIGN OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN NEW YORK STATE BY THE CLIENT BY
WHOM OR ON WHOSE BEHALF THE LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED, BY
THE LOBBYIST, AND BY ANY EMPLOYEES OF THE LOBBYIST.

(VII) THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PAID AND THE NAMES OF ANY FAMILY MEMBERS OF A
PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO WHOM A LOBBYIST AND THE CLIENT BY WHOM OR ON WHOSE BEHALF
THE LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED HAS PAID COMPENSATION OF MORE
THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR FOR PERSONAL
EMPLOYMENT OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

Section 5. Subdivision (b) of section 1-j of the legislative law is amended by adding a new paragraph 6 to
read as follows: (6) THE NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL
WITH WHOM THE LOBBYIST HAS ANY BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.

Status:
01/15/2009 Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Finance
05/21/2009 Amend (T) and recommit to Senate Finance; Print number SB 744 A
05/28/2009 Committee meeting set for Senate Ethics
05/29/2009 Committee meeting set for Senate Ethics
06/02/2009 Committee meeting set for Senate Ethics
06/18/2009 Amend (T) and recommit to Senate Finance; Print number SB 744 B
01/06/2010 Failed to advance; Referred to Senate Committee on Finance
02/10/2010 Committee discharged and committed to Senate Codes

Sponsor Information:
Liz Krueger (D - Majority);
; Serving Since 2002


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Oklahoma S.B. 847

Last Action:
02/11/2010 In Senate; Withdrawn from Rules committee; Referred to Judiciary

Synopsis:
An Act relating to state government; amending 74 O.S. 2001, Section 4254, which relates to lobbying;
prohibiting member of Legislature from receiving compensation or reimbursement for engaging in lobbying
or registering as lobbyist for certain time period; and providing an effective date.

Additional Bill Information:
February 2, 2009 Introduced language:

SECTION 1. AMENDATORY 74 O.S. 2001, Section 4254, is amended to read as follows:
Section 4254. A. No state officer or state employee shall receive any additional compensation or
reimbursement from any person for personally engaging in lobbying other than compensation or
reimbursements provided by law for that member's job position.

B. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION OR
REIMBURSEMENT FROM ANY PERSON FOR PERSONALLY ENGAGING IN LOBBYING FOR A
PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE MEMBER'S TERM OF OFFICE HAS EXPIRED, NOR SHALL
ANY SUCH MEMBER BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AS A LOBBYIST DURING SUCH TIME PERIOD.

Status:
02/02/2009 In Senate; First Reading
02/05/2009 In Senate; Second Reading referred to Rules
02/11/2010 In Senate; Withdrawn from Rules committee; Referred to Judiciary

Sponsor Information:
Debbe Leftwich (D - Minority);
 Committees: Senate Transportation; Senate Appropriations; Senate Retirement and Insurance; Senate
Business and Labor; Serving Since 2003


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Oklahoma S.B. 1348

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In Senate; Second Reading referred to Appropriations

Synopsis:
An Act relating to crimes and punishments; amending 21 O.S. 2001, Section 187.1, as amended by Section
2, Chapter 282, O.S.L. 2008 (21 O.S. Supp. 2009, Section 187.1), which relates to campaign contributions;
prohibiting certain persons from making campaign contributions; prohibiting acceptance of certain
contributions; and declaring an emergency.

Additional Bill Information:
February 1, 2010 Introduced language:

G. No lobbyist or lobbyist principal as defined in Section 4249 of Title 74 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall
make or promise to make a contribution to, or solicit or promise to solicit a contribution for a member of the
Oklahoma Legislature or a candidate for a state legislative office during any regular legislative session,
beginning the first Monday in February, through its adjournment, and for five (5) calendar days following sine
die adjournment A CANDIDATE FOR STATE OFFICE . A member of the Oklahoma Legislature or a
candidate for a state legislative office CANDIDATE FOR STATE OFFICE shall not intentionally solicit or
accept a contribution from a lobbyist or lobbyist principal as defined in Section 4249 of Title 74 of the
Oklahoma Statutes during any regular legislative session and for five (5) calendar days after sine die
adjournment . For the purposes of this subsection, a candidate shall mean any person who has filed a
statement of organization for a state legislative office pursuant to Oklahoma Statutes, Title 74, Chapter 62
Appendix, Rule 257:10-1-8.

Status:
02/01/2010 In Senate; First Reading
02/09/2010 In Senate; Second Reading referred to Appropriations

Sponsor Information:
Kenneth Corn (D - Minority); (Democratic Caucus Chair)
 Committees: Senate Judiciary; Senate Retirement and Insurance; Senate Appropriations; Senate
Education; Serving Since 2002
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South Dakota S.B. 142

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 Scheduled for hearing; State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed, YEAS 6, NAYS
2.

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
02/10/2010 Scheduled for hearing; State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed, YEAS 6, NAYS
2.

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


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South Dakota S.B. 165

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/10/2010 Scheduled for hearing; State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed, YEAS 5, NAYS
3.

Synopsis:
Prohibit certain corporate contributions to political causes or candidates without shareholder approval.

Additional Bill Information:
February 1, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 1. No South Dakota business corporation, chartered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 47-1A,
may contribute money, credit, labor, equipment, merchandise, or any other corporate asset of value to any
political cause or candidate unless such contribution is specifically authorized by majority vote of the
stockholders.

Status:
02/01/2010 First read in Senate and referred to Senate State Affairs
02/10/2010 Scheduled for hearing; State Affairs Deferred to the 41st legislative day, Passed, YEAS 5, NAYS
3.

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. 2481

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 Placed on Subcommittee Calendar State Government of State and Local Government for
02/16/2010

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 12, 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:
01/05/2010 Filed for intro.
01/12/2010 Introduced, Passed first consideration.
01/25/2010 Passed second consideration, Referred to State & Local Government Committee
02/03/2010 Assigned to Subcommittee State Government of State and Local Government
02/10/2010 Placed on Subcommittee Calendar State Government of State and Local Government for
02/16/2010

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


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Virginia H.B. 122

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/15/2010 In House; Read second time; Committee amendments agreed to; Engrossed by House as
amended HB122E; Printed as engrossed -E

Synopsis:
Conflicts of interests; revolving door prohibitions. Expands the period during which a former legislator or
certain former state and local government officers and employees may not lobby from one to two years. The
bill also expands coverage for former General Assembly members to include state executive branch and
local government agencies as well as legislative branch agencies and for former state and local government
officers and employees to include state executive and legislative branch agencies and local government
agencies. These prohibitions apply only to persons who engage in activities that require registration as a
lobbyist.

Additional Bill Information:
January 12, 2010 Introduced language:

Section 2.2-3104. Prohibited conduct for certain officers and employees of state government.

In addition to the prohibitions contained in Section 2.2-3103, no state officer or employee shall, during the
one year TWO YEARS after the termination of his public employment or service, represent a client or act
in a representative capacity on behalf of any person or group, for compensation, on any matter before the
agency of which he was an officer or employee OR ANY STATE EXECUTIVE OR LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
AGENCY OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY .

Status:
01/05/2010 In House; Prefiled and ordered printed; Referred to Committee on Rules
01/13/2010 In House; Introduced
01/18/2010 In House; Assigned Rules sub: #4 Ethics (Special)
02/09/2010 In House; Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010 In House; Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/2010 In House; Read first time
02/15/2010 In House; Read second time; Committee amendments agreed to; Engrossed by House as
amended HB122E; Printed as engrossed -E

Sponsor Information:
Harry R. Purkey (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Science and Technology; House Finance (Chairman); House Commerce and Labor


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Virginia H.B. 768

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/12/2010 In House; Tabled in Privileges and Elections by voice vote

Synopsis:
Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. Provides that no bidder or offeror, or person
acting on his behalf, 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 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.), OR ANY PERSON ACTING ON THE 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:
01/12/2010 In House; Prefiled and ordered printed; Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2010 In House; Introduced
01/21/2010 In House; Assigned P & E sub: #3 Campaign Finance
02/10/2010 In House; Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (3-Y 2-N)
02/12/2010 In House; Tabled in Privileges and Elections by voice vote

Sponsor Information:
William H. Cleaveland (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Militia, Police and Public Safety; House Courts of Justice


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Virginia H.B. 971

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In House; Continued to 2011 in Finance by voice vote

Synopsis:
Transportation funding and administration. Provides additional funding for transportation by (i) imposing a
transportation infrastructure users fee on motor fuels sold by a distributor to a retail dealer at the rate of one
percent, to be used for highway maintenance in the highway construction district in which the fuel is sold; (ii)
increasing the state sales and tax in Northern Virginia by 0.5 percent for transportation projects in Northern
Virginia; and (iii) imposing a regional congestion relief fee on the recordation of deeds in Northern Virginia at
a rate of $0.40 per $100. Neither the fees nor the tax increase shall become effective until the
unemployment rate in the Commonwealth is equal to or lower than it was in January 2008 for six
consecutive months. The bill also requires a performance audit of the Commonwealth's transportation
programs.

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 House; Prefiled and ordered printed; Introduced; Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2010 In House; Assigned Finance sub: #1
02/03/2010 In House; Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011 (6-Y 4-N)
02/10/2010 In House; Continued to 2011 in Finance by voice vote

Sponsor Information:
Thomas Davis Rust (R - Majority);
 Committees: House Science and Technology; House Education; House Commerce and Labor; House
Transportation


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Virginia S.B. 119

Category:
Campaign Finance

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In Senate; Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

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
02/09/2010 In Senate; Continued to 2011 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N)

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:
02/15/2010 In Senate; Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

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:
February 9, 2010 Recommended as Substituted from Committee 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 TO A STATE AGENCY
FOR THE AWARD OF A PUBLIC CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THE VIRGINIA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
ACT (SECTION 2.2-4300 ET SEQ.), THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ACT OF 1995
(SECTION 56-556 ET SEQ.), OR THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE EDUCATION FACILITIES AND
INFRASTRUCTURE ACT OF 2002 (SECTION 56-575.1 ET SEQ.), NO INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A
CONTROLLING PERSON OF SUCH A BIDDER OR OFFEROR, AND NO PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF
OF SUCH A BIDDER OR OFFEROR SHALL MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OF MONEY OR OTHER THING
OF VALUE OR MAKE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED PROMISE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY
GOVERNOR, HIS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, HIS INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, OR HIS POLITICAL
ACTION 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 APPLY ONLY FOR PUBLIC CONTRACTS WHERE THE
STATED OR EXPECTED VALUE OF THE CONTRACT IS $ 5 MILLION OR MORE. THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO CONTRACTS AWARDED AS THE RESULT OF
COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2.2-4301.

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
02/09/2010 In Senate; Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 1-N); Committee
substitute printed -S1
02/11/2010 In Senate; Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010 In Senate; Read second time; Reading of substitute waived; Committee substitute agreed to -
S1; Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB506S1
02/15/2010 In Senate; Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

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:
02/12/2010 In Senate; Committee substitute printed -S1; Continued to 2011 in Rules (15-Y 2-N)

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:
February 12, 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.

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
02/12/2010 In Senate; Committee substitute printed -S1; Continued to 2011 in Rules (15-Y 2-N)

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


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Washington H.B. 1436

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/09/2010 In House; Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .

Synopsis:
Regarding electronic filing of lobbying reports.

Additional Bill Information:
February 5, 2010 Recommended as Substituted from Committee language:

 (3) (2)(A) BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2013, LOBBYISTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER UNDER RCW
42.17.150, OR REPORT UNDER RCW 42.17.170, WHOSE TOTAL REPORTABLE ACCRUED
COMPENSATION FOR LOBBYING, WHETHER FROM OR ON BEHALF OF ONE OR MORE
LOBBYISTS' EMPLOYERS, WAS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE FOR THE PREVIOUS
CALENDAR YEAR, OR IS EXPECTED TO BE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE FOR THE
CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR, MUST FILE ALL REPORTS REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER
ELECTRONICALLY OVER THE INTERNET AS PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSION UNDER RCW
42.17.369.

 (B) BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014, LOBBYISTS' EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO REPORT UNDER RCW
42.17.180 WHOSE TOTAL REPORTABLE ACCRUED EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS FOR LOBBYING,
INCLUDING THOSE THROUGH OR ON BEHALF OF ONE OR MORE LOBBYISTS, WAS TEN
THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR, OR IS EXPECTED TO BE
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR, MUST FILE ALL
REPORTS REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER ELECTRONICALLY OVER THE INTERNET AS PROVIDED
BY THE COMMISSION UNDER RCW 42.17.369.

 (C) BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2013, ALL AGENCIES REQUIRED TO REPORT UNDER RCW 42.17.190
MUST FILE ALL LOBBYING REPORTS REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER ELECTRONICALLY OVER THE
INTERNET AS PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSION UNDER RCW 42.17.369.

(3) THE COMMISSION MAY MAKE EXCEPTIONS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS FOR CANDIDATES,
LOBBYISTS, LOBBYISTS' EMPLOYERS, OR AGENCIES WHEN THEY LACK THE TECHNOLOGICAL
ABILITY TO FILE REPORTS ELECTRONICALLY.

Status:
01/21/2009 In House; First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs.
02/05/2009 In House; Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Affairs at 8:00
AM.
02/20/2009 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. State Government &
Tribal Affairs - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass.
02/23/2009 In House; Referred to General Government Appropriations.
01/11/2010 In House; By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
01/26/2010 In House; Public hearing in the House Committee on General Government Appropriations at
8:00 AM.
02/05/2010 In House; Executive action taken in the House Committee on General Government
Appropriations at 1:30 PM. APPG - Executive action taken by committee. APPG - Majority; 2nd substitute
bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass.
02/09/2010 In House; Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .

Sponsor Information:
Jim Moeller (D - Majority); (Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore)
 Committees: House Health Care & Wellness; House Commerce & Labor; House Rules; House
Transportation


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Washington H.B. 2016

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/15/2010 In House; 2nd substitute bill substituted (SGTA 10). Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 63; nays, 35; absent, 0; excused, 0.

Synopsis:
Concerning campaign contribution and disclosure laws.

Additional Bill Information:
January 29, 2010 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. State Government & Tribal Affairs - Executive action taken by committee. State Government &
Tribal Affairs - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. 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. State Government &
Tribal Affairs - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Minority; do not pass.
02/02/2010 In House; Passed to Rules Committee for second reading .
02/13/2010 In House; Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
02/15/2010 In House; 2nd substitute bill substituted (SGTA 10). Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 63; nays, 35; absent, 0; excused, 0.

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:
02/12/2010 In House; First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs.

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 .
02/02/2010 In Senate; Placed on second reading by Rules Committee .
02/10/2010 In Senate; 1st substitute bill substituted (GO 10). Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 39; nays, 9; absent, 0; excused, 1.
02/12/2010 In House; First reading, referred to State Government & Tribal Affairs.

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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Wyoming H.B. 35

Category:
Lobbying

Last Action:
02/10/2010 In House; Failed Introduction

Synopsis:
AN ACT relating to lobbying; restricting lobbying by the five statewide elected officials and state legislators
for two years after leaving office; providing penalties; and providing for an effective date.

Additional Bill Information:
Febraury 8, 2010 Introduced language:

28-7-101. Registration; reports; restrictions.

(D) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBSECTION, A FORMER ELECTED STATE
OFFICIAL OR A FORMER STATE LEGISLATOR SHALL NOT BECOME A LOBBYIST OR ENGAGE IN
LOBBYING THAT WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER SUBSECTION (B) OF THIS SECTION
FOR A TWO (2) YEAR PERIOD BEGINNING ON THE DAY THE ELECTED STATE OFFICIAL OR STATE
LEGISLATOR LEAVES OFFICE AND ENDING ON THE TWO (2) YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THAT DAY.
THIS SUBSECTION DOES NOT APPLY IF THE FORMER ELECTED STATE OFFICIAL OR FORMER
STATE LEGISLATOR ENGAGES IN LOBBYING ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF.

Status:
02/08/2010 In House; Received for Introduction
02/10/2010 In House; Failed Introduction

Sponsor Information:
Amy Edmonds (R - Majority);
; Serving Since 2007


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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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