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SENATE BILL NO. 1302
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LOBBYING - Amends and adds to existing law to prohibit lobbying and
registration as lobbyists by former executive officials or legislators for
a period of one year from termination of office; and to provide penalties
for violating the prohibition of lobbying and registration as lobbyists by
former executive officials or legislators for a period of one year from
termination of office.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1302
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO LOBBYING; AMENDING CHAPTER 66, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDI-
3 TION OF A NEW SECTION 67-6617A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROHIBIT LOBBYING AND REG-
4 ISTRATION AS LOBBYISTS BY FORMER EXECUTIVE OFFICIALS OR LEGISLATORS FOR A
5 PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM TERMINATION OF OFFICE; AMENDING SECTION 67-6625,
6 IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THE PROHIBITION OF LOBBYING
7 AND REGISTRATION AS LOBBYISTS BY FORMER EXECUTIVE OFFICIALS OR LEGISLATORS
8 FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM TERMINATION OF OFFICE AND TO MAKE A TECHNI-
9 CAL CORRECTION; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Chapter 66, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
12 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
13 ignated as Section 67-6617A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
14 67-6617A. PROHIBITION FROM LOBBYING AND REGISTRATION. No former executive
15 official or former member of the legislature shall register under sections
16 67-6617 and 67-6619, Idaho Code, or request or accept employment, compensation
17 or any other pecuniary benefit for the purpose of lobbying as defined in sec-
18 tion 67-6602, Idaho Code, for a period of one (1) year from the date of termi-
19 nation of his or her membership or office.
20 SECTION 2. That Section 67-6625, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
21 amended to read as follows:
22 67-6625. VIOLATIONS -- CIVIL FINE -- MISDEMEANOR PENALTY -- PROSECUTION
23 -- LIMITATION -- VENUE. (a) Any person who violates the provisions of section
24 67-6603 through 67-6614A, 67-6617, 67-6617A, 67-6619, 67-6620, 67-6621(a),
25 67-6624, 67-6629 or 67-6630, Idaho Code, shall be liable for a civil fine not
26 to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) if an individual, and not more than
27 two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) if a person other than an individ-
28 ual. The burden of proof for such civil liability shall be met by showing a
29 preponderance of the evidence.
30 (b) Any person who violates section 67-6605 or 67-6621(b), Idaho Code,
31 and any person who knowingly and willfully violates section 67-6603 through
32 67-6614A, 67-6617, 67-6617A, 67-6619, 67-6620, 67-6621(a), 67-6624, 67-6629 or
33 67-6630, Idaho Code, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, in addi-
34 tion to the fines set forth in subsection (a) of this section, may be impris-
35 oned for not more than six (6) months or be both fined and imprisoned.
36 (c) The attorney general or the appropriate prosecuting attorney may
37 prosecute any violations of this act chapter.
38 (d) Prosecution for violation of this act chapter must be commenced
39 within two (2) years after the date on which the violation occurred.
40 (e) Venue for prosecution under the provisions of this chapter shall be
41 in the county of residence of the defendant if the defendant is a resident of
1 the state of Idaho, otherwise venue shall be in Ada county.
2 SECTION 3. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
3 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
4 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to provide a one year
"cooling off" period before a legislator or executive official
can register as a lobbyist after his or her departure from public
Name: Senator Kate Kelly Phone: 332-1351
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1302