AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT ETHICS ACT AND THE LOBBYING LAWS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the long title.
Deletes all of the provisions from the previous edition and replaces it with the following.
Amends GS 138A-3(15), concerning the definition of gift under the State Ethics Act, adding a new subdivision (g) providing that campaign contributions properly received and reported under federal law are not considered gifts.
Amends GS 138A-3(30)b, concerning the definition for public servants, providing that employees of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor are considered public servants under the State Ethics Act.
Amends GS 138A-12(k), concerning inquiries by the State Ethics Commission, and GS 120C-200, concerning lobbyist registration procedures, making technical and clarifying changes.
Amends GS 120C-601, concerning the powers and duties of the State Ethics Commission, providing that the Commission or the Secretary of State can utilize a hired investigator when conducting investigations.
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