February 18, 2004
HOUSE BILL No. 1448
DIGEST OF HB 1448
(Updated February 16, 2004 5:32 pm - DI 75)
Citations Affected: IC 2-7.
Synopsis: Lobbyist reports. Requires the lobby registration
commission to provide each legislator not later than January 7 an
annual compilation of the purchases and gifts given to the legislator by
Effective: July 1, 2004.
(SENATE SPONSORS _ ZAKAS, HUME)
January 20, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 26, 2004, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
January 29, 2004, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 2, 2004, read third time, passed. Yeas 92, nays 0.
February 10, 2004, read first time and referred to Committee on Ethics.
February 17, 2004, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 18, 2004
Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1448
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 2-7-3-6; (04)EH1448.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 2-7-3-6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.162-2003,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2004]: Sec. 6. (a) A lobbyist shall file a written report with
respect to a member of the general assembly whenever either of the
(1) The lobbyist has made a purchase described in
IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(7) with respect to that member. This subdivision
does not apply to purchases made
after December 31, 1998,
lobbyist from a legislator's retail business made in the ordinary
course of business at prices that are available to the general
public. For purposes of this subdivision, a legislator's business is
considered a retail business if the business is a retail merchant as
defined in IC 6-2.5-1-8.
(2) The lobbyist has made a gift described in IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(8)
to that member.
(b) A report required by subsection (a) must state the following:
(1) The name of the lobbyist.
(2) Whether the report covers a purchase described in
IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(7) or a gift described in IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(8).
(c) A lobbyist shall file a copy of a report required by this section
with all the following:
(1) The commission.
(2) The member of the general assembly with respect to whom the
report is made.
(3) The principal clerk of the house of representatives, if the
legislator is a member of the Indiana house of representatives.
(4) The secretary of the senate, if the legislator is a member of the
(d) A lobbyist shall file a report required by subsection (a) not later
than seven (7) days after making the purchase or giving the gift.
(e) Not later than January 7,
a lobbyist who has filed a report under
this section regarding a member of the general assembly listing the
shall provide to
member of the general
cumulative report listing all purchases and gifts written
compilation of all reports filed under subsection (c) relating to that
member. The compilation must satisfy the following:
member the compilation must list the
the immediately preceding calendar year:
(A) Each purchase described in IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(7).
(B) Each gift described in IC 2-2.1-3-2(a)(8) itemized as
(i) Any gift of cash from the lobbyist.
(ii) Any single gift from the lobbyist other than cash
having a fair market value that exceeds one hundred
(iii) Any gifts from the lobbyist other than cash having a
fair market value in the aggregate that exceeds two
hundred fifty dollars ($250).
(2) For each purchase or gift, the compilation must identify
the name of the lobbyist making the purchase or giving the