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Bill would once again OK lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers

Posted By Clayton Henkel On April 10, 2013 @ 7:29 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Brawley [1]In North Carolina, state law [2] (see G.S. 138A-32) presently makes it illegal for lobbyists to give anything of value to state legislators. Lobbyists can’t buy legislators a pricey dinner, a round of golf, or yes, even a cup of coffee.

Well, that may be about to change.

WRAL.com [3] reports that Republican Rep. Robert Brawley [4] filed legislation [5]Tuesday that would once again allow legislators and legislative employees to accept gifts from lobbyists.

To see what was struck from the current ethics reform statutes regarding gifts, click here [6].

Rep. Brawley chairs the House Finance Committee and serves as vice-chair of the Insurance Committee.

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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Brawley.jpg

[2] state law: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=138a

[3] WRAL.com: http://www.wral.com/bill-filed-to-allow-lobbyists-gifts-again/12323945/

[4] Rep. Robert Brawley: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=641

[5] legislation : http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H640&submitButton=Go

[6] click here: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Reporting-of-Gifts.pdf

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