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Gifts to Legislators and Officials

Lobbyists must include in their monthly reports a record of any money paid directly to or on behalf of legislators, officials of the legislative branch, and members of their immediate family.

Legislators must report on their annual financial disclosure statement gifts worth more than $300 and honoraria.

The Legislative Ethics Law forbids a Legislator or a member of his or her immediate family from accepting a gift (other than a campaign contribution) from persons affected by legislation or who have an interest in a business affected by proposed legislation, where it is known or reasonably should be known that the purpose of the donor in making the gift is to influence the Legislator in the performance of his official duties or vote, or is intended as a reward for action on his part. For more information, please see Section 1014(B) of the Legislative Ethics Law.