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H.B. 383

This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

TAXPAYER FUNDED LOBBYIST PROHIBITION ACT

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Paul Ray

             5     
Senate Sponsor: ____________

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act by providing regulations
             10      for engaging a lobbyist by a governmental entity.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms; and
             14          .    prohibits a governmental entity from using public funds to engage a lobbyist to
             15      influence the action of a public official.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      ENACTS:
             22          36-11-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             23     
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 36-11-501 is enacted to read:
             26     
Part 5. Public Funds Regulations for Hiring a Lobbyist

             27          36-11-501. Public funds to hire a lobbyist prohibited.


             28          (1) As used in this section:
             29          (a) "Governmental entity" means:
             30          (i) an entity that is part of the executive or judicial branch of state government; or
             31          (ii) a political subdivision or an entity that is part of a political subdivision.
             32          (b) "Public funds" is as defined in Section 51-7-3 .
             33          (c) "Public official H. , .H " H. notwithstanding Section 36A-11-102, .H is as
             33a      defined in Section 20A-11-1202 .
             34          (2) A governmental entity may not use public funds to hire, contract, or otherwise
             35      engage a lobbyist for the purpose of influencing the action of a public official H. of the state or
             35a      of a political subdivision .H .




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