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67-6621.  Duties of lobbyists. A person required to register as a lobbyist under this chapter shall also have the following obligations, the violation of which shall constitute cause for revocation of his registration, and may subject such person, and such person’s employer or client, if such employer or client aids, abets, ratifies or confirms any such act, to other civil liabilities, as provided by this chapter:
(1)  Such persons shall obtain and preserve all accounts, bills, receipts, books, papers, and documents necessary to substantiate the financial reports required to be made under this chapter for a period of at least three (3) years from the date of the filing of the statement containing such items, which accounts, bills, receipts, books, papers and documents shall be made available for inspection by the secretary of state at any reasonable time during such three (3) year period; provided, however, that if a lobbyist is required under the terms of his employment contract to turn any records over to his employer or client, responsibility for the preservation of such records under this subsection shall rest with such employer or client.
(2)  In addition, a person required to register as a lobbyist shall not:
(a)  Engage in any activity as a lobbyist before registering as such;
(b)  Knowingly deceive or attempt to deceive any legislator to any fact pertaining to any pending or proposed legislation;
(c)  Cause or influence the introduction of any bill or amendment thereto for the purpose of thereafter being employed to secure its defeat;
(d)  Knowingly represent an interest adverse to any of his employers or clients without first obtaining such employers’ or clients’ consent thereto after full disclosure to such employers or clients of such adverse interest;
(e)  Exercise any economic reprisal, extortion, or unlawful retaliation upon any legislator by reason of such legislator’s position with respect to, or his vote upon, any pending or proposed legislation;
(f)  Accept any employment as a lobbyist for a compensation dependent in any manner upon the passage or defeat of any proposed or pending legislation or upon any other contingency connected with the action of the legislature or of either branch thereof or of any committee thereof. This contingent fee prohibition shall also apply to lobbying activities that pertain to communications with executive officials as described in section 67-6602(9), Idaho Code.

[67-6621, added Init. Measure 1974, No. 1, sec. 21; am. 2015, ch. 244, sec. 60, p. 1038; am. 2015, ch. 284, sec. 3, p. 1155; am. 2017, ch. 142, sec. 1, p. 336; am. 2018, ch. 169, sec. 22, p. 371; am. 2019, ch. 288, sec. 14, p. 841; am. 2019, ch. 290, sec. 7, p. 857; am. 2020, ch. 82, sec. 38, p. 212.]

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