HOUSE BILL No. 1143
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 2-7-5-6.
Synopsis: Lobbying by former legislators. Provides that an individual
who has served as a member of the general assembly may not register
as a legislative branch lobbyist during the period that ends two years
after the date that the individual ceases to be a member of the general
assembly. Provides that the prohibition applies only to an individual
who ceases to be a member of the general assembly after June 30,
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1143
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 2-7-5-6; (09)IN1143.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 2-7-5-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 6. (a)
The following persons may
not be registered as a lobbyist under this article:
(1) Any individual convicted of a felony for violating any law
while the individual was an officer or employee of any agency of
state government or a unit of local government.
(2) Any person convicted of a felony relating to lobbying.
(3) Any person convicted of a felony and who:
(A) is in prison;
(B) is on probation; or
(C) has been in prison or on probation within the immediate
past one (1) year.
(4) Any person:
statement or report required to be filed under this
article was found to be materially incorrect as a result of a
determination under IC 2-7-6-5; and
(B) who has not filed a corrected statement or report for that
year when requested to do so by the commission.
(5) Any person who has failed to pay a civil penalty assessed
under IC 2-7-6-5.
(6) Any person who is on the most recent tax warrant list supplied
to the commission by the department of state revenue until:
(A) the person provides a statement to the commission
indicating that the person's delinquent tax liability has been
(B) the commission receives a notice from the commissioner
of the department of state revenue under IC 6-8.1-8-2(k).
(b) An individual who:
(1) has served as a member of the general assembly; and
(2) ceases to be a member of the general assembly after June
may not be registered as a lobbyist under this article during the
period that ends two (2) years after the date the individual ceases
to be a member of the general assembly.