Under existing law, there is a code of ethics for public officials, employees, and lobbyists
This bill would clarify that the definition of principal includes entities or individuals that directly or indirectly employ or retain the services of a lobbyist, and that are the true or primary beneficiary of the lobbyist's lobbying activities
This bill would further require, in addition to identifying the business entities or individuals directly employing or compensating a lobbyist, that lobbyists identify the employing or compensating entity's principal or principals that stand to benefit from the lobbyist's activities when the employing entities or individuals are also directly engaged in lobbying activities as covered under this act
To amend Sections 36-25-1 and 36-25-18 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the code of ethics for public officials, employees, and lobbyists; to include within the definition of principal, business entities or individuals that directly or indirectly employ or compensate a lobbyist and business entities or individuals that are the true beneficiaries of the lobbyist's lobbying activities; to require that when a business entity or individual that directly employs or compensates a lobbyist is itself engaged in lobbying activities, the lobbyist must identify, in addition to the employing or compensating entity or individual, the employing entity's principal or principals that stand to benefit from the lobbyist's lobbying activities.
|April 1, 2014||S||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 5, 2014||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 20, 2014||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections|
|Bill Text||SB389 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|