Bill Status of HB0323 100th General Assembly
Short Description: LOBBYIST-ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Rep. Scott Drury
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Lobbyist Registration Act. Expands the definition of lobbying to include communications with government employees and attempts to persuade local government officials. Pre-empts home rule authorities from defining the act of "lobbying" in a manner inconsistent with the State's definition. Prohibits family members of officials or State employees and persons with whom a legislator or State employee maintains a close economic relationship from lobbying for compensation. Provides that a violation of this prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor with a fine equal to 5 times the total compensation earned in violation of this Section.