Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1355

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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 one year after the date 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, 2009.

Effective: July 1, 2009.





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    January 13, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedures.







Introduced

First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1355



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 2-7-5-6; (09)IN1355.1.1. -->     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: whose:
            (A) whose 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 satisfied; or
            (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 30, 2009;
may not be registered as a lobbyist under this article during the period that ends one (1) year after the date the individual ceases to be a member of the general assembly.