May 17, 2012(Key vote)
Title: Requires Lobbyists to Report Their Activities in the Legislature
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires lobbyists to report direct communication with any government official, effective January 1, 2013.
Requires lobbyists to report to the Public Integrity Commission when they enter into direct communication with a member of the General Assembly, the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor, or any official state employee or agency (Sec. 1).
Requires lobbyists to disclose to the Public Integrity Commission the bill, resolution, or regulation they have discussed with a government official and the name of the employer on whose behalf the communication occurred (Sec. 1).
Requires lobbyists to issue a report no later than 5 business days after the first direct communication occurred or by June 29 of each year, whichever comes first (Sec. 1).
Specifies that direct communication between a lobbyist and a government official that occurs prior to the introduction of the legislation shall be disclosed in a report no later than 5 business days after the introduction of the bill (Sec. 1).