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Title 2 : Legislature

Chapter 011 : REGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS

(Cite as: 2 V.S.A. § 266)
  • § 266. Prohibited conduct

    (a) It shall be prohibited conduct:

    (1) to employ a lobbyist or lobbying firm, or accept employment as a lobbyist or lobbying firm, for compensation that is dependent on a contingency;

    (2) for a legislator or administrative official to solicit a gift, other than a contribution, from a registered employer or registered lobbyist or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer, except that charitable contributions for nonprofit organizations qualified under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) may be solicited from registered employers and registered lobbyists or lobbying firms engaged by an employer; or

    (3) when the General Assembly is in session, until adjournment sine die:

    (A) for a legislator, a legislator's candidate's committee, a legislative leadership political committee, or an administrative official to solicit a contribution from a registered lobbyist, a registered employer, or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer; or

    (B) for a registered lobbyist, registered employer, or a lobbying firm engaged by an employer to make or promise a contribution to a legislator, a legislator's candidate's committee, or a legislative leadership political committee.

    (b)(1) A legislator or an Executive officer, for one year after leaving office, shall not be a lobbyist in this State.

    (2) The prohibition set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply to a lobbyist exempted under section 262 of this chapter.

    (c) As used in this section:

    (1) "Candidate's committee," "contribution," and "legislative leadership political committee" shall have the same meanings as in 17 V.S.A. chapter 61 (campaign finance).

    (2) "Executive officer" means:

    (A) the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, or Attorney General; or

    (B) under the Office of the Governor, an agency secretary or deputy or a department commissioner or deputy. (Added 1989, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 30, 1990; amended 1993, No. 101, § 3b; 2007, No. 5, § 6, eff. April 12, 2007; 2015, No. 49, § 8; 2017, No. 79, § 1.)