Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 359

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 2-7-5-6.

Synopsis: Lobbying by former legislators and office holders. Provides that a state elected official or a member of the Indiana senate may not be registered as a lobbyist for a period of four years after the date the individual ceases to hold the state office or be a member of the Indiana senate. Provides that a member of the Indiana house of representatives may not be registered as a lobbyist for a period of two years after the date the individual ceases to be a member of the Indiana house of representatives.

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Schneider




    January 14, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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SENATE BILL No. 359



    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; (10)IN0359.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 2-7-5-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: 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 ceases to hold a state office (as defined in IC 3-5-2-48) after June 30, 2010, may not be registered as a lobbyist under this article during the period that:
        (1) begins on the day the individual ceases to hold the state office; and
        (2) ends on the date that is four (4) years after the date the individual ceases to hold the state office.
    (c) An individual who ceases to be a member of the Indiana senate after June 30, 2010, may not be registered as a lobbyist under this article during the period that:
        (1) begins on the day the individual ceases to be a member of the Indiana senate; and
        (2) ends on the date that is four (4) years after the date the individual ceases to be a member of the Indiana senate.
    (d) An individual who ceases to be a member of the Indiana house of representatives after June 30, 2010, may not be registered as a lobbyist under this article during the period that:
        (1) begins on the day the individual ceases to be a member of the Indiana house of representatives; and
        (2) ends on the date that is two (2) years after the date the individual ceases to be a member of the Indiana house of representatives.