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S.B. 141





Sponsor: R. Mont Evans

             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      AMENDS:
             9          36-11-103, as last amended by Chapter 162, Laws of Utah 1992
             10          36-11-105, as enacted by Chapter 280, Laws of Utah 1991
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 36-11-103 is amended to read:
             13           36-11-103. Lobbying license -- Application.
             14          (1) Before engaging in any lobbying activities, a lobbyist shall [register with] obtain a
             15      license from the lieutenant governor by filing a written [statement] license application developed
             16      by the lieutenant governor that provides:
             17          (a) [his] the lobbyist's name and business address;
             18          (b) the name and business address of each principal for [which he] whom the lobbyist
             19      works or is hired as an independent contractor;
             20          (c) the name and address of the person who paid or will pay [his] the lobbyist's registration
             21      fee, if the fee is not paid by the [registrant himself] lobbyist;
             22          (d) [any] the elected or appointed position that [he] the lobbyist holds in state or local
             23      government, if any; [and]
             24          (e) the types of expenditures for which the lobbyist will be reimbursed; and
             25          (f) whether the lobbyist is applying for a license to lobby the Legislature, the executive
             26      branch, or both.
             27          (2) Each person who has [registered in] obtained a license under Subsection (1) shall

             28      update [his registration when he] the license application information whenever the lobbyist accepts
             29      employment for lobbying by a new client.
             30          (3) A principal is not required to register under Subsection (1), but if [he] the principal
             31      makes expenditures to benefit a public official without using a lobbyist as an agent to confer those
             32      benefits, [he] the principal shall disclose those expenditures in accordance with Sections 36-11-201
             33      and 36-11-202 .
             34          (4) Government officers need not register under Subsection (1), but shall disclose
             35      expenditures made to benefit public officials in accordance with Sections 36-11-201 and
             36      36-11-202 .
             37          Section 2. Section 36-11-105 is amended to read:
             38           36-11-105. Licensing -- Fee -- Expiration -- Standards for disapproving an
             39      application.
             40          (1) The lieutenant governor shall:
             41          (a) develop a lobbying license form; and
             42          (b) ensure that the form includes a place to identify whether the licensee is authorized to:
             43          (i) lobby the Legislature;
             44          (ii) lobby the executive branch; or
             45          (iii) lobby both the Legislature and the executive branch.
             46          [(1)] (2) (a) The lieutenant governor shall grant a lobbying license granting the appropriate
             47      authority to [an] each applicant who:
             48          (i) files an application with the lieutenant governor that contains the information required
             49      by Section 36-11-103 ; and
             50          (ii) pays a $25 filing fee.
             51          (b) A license [entitles a person to serve as a lobbyist] grants the licensee the right to lobby
             52      the Legislature, the executive branch, or both on behalf of one or more principals [and].
             53          (c) Each lobby license expires on December 31 of even-numbered years.
             54          [(2)] (3) (a) The lieutenant governor shall disapprove an application for a lobbying license
             55      if:
             56          (i) the applicant has been convicted of violating Section 76-8-103 , 76-8-104 , 76-8-107 ,
             57      76-8-108 , 76-8-303 , or 76-8-304 ; or
             58          (ii) the applicant has had a civil penalty imposed upon him under this chapter for:

             59          (A) violating Section 36-11-103 , 36-11-201 , or 36-11-202 ; or
             60          (B) intentionally filing a document required by this chapter that contains materially false
             61      information or omits material information.
             62          (b) An applicant may appeal the disapproval in accordance with the procedures established
             63      by the lieutenant governor under this chapter and Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures
             64      Act.
             65          [(3)] (4) The lieutenant governor shall deposit license fees in the General Fund.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-27-99 8:00 AM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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