Bill Summary for H 1055 (2015-2016)

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May 9 2016

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1055 (Public) Filed Monday, May 9, 2016
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT ETHICS ACT AND THE LOBBYING LAWS.
Intro. by Ethics.

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Amends GS 138A-3, concerning the State Government Ethics Act (Act), to exclude campaign contributions properly received and reported under federal law from the definition of gift as it applies to the Act.  Amends GS 138A-12 by changing the title of subsection (k) to Post-Hearing Dispositions (was, Disposition of Inquiries).  Also makes a technical change.

Amends GS 120C-200, which requires a lobbyist to file a separate registration statement with the Secretary of State for each principal the lobbyist represents before engaging in any lobbying, by changing the language in subsections (b) through (f) from "registration" to "registration statement."  Makes technical changes to GS 120C-200(f).

Amends GS 120C-601, concerning the powers and duties of the State Ethics Commission, to allow the Commission or the Secretary of State to utilize the services of a hired investigator when conducting investigations of complaints of violations of GS Chapter 120C (Lobbying).

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