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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 10, 2015 09:51 AM
From: Senator Scott Wagner and Sen. Ryan P. Aument, Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr., Sen. Guy Reschenthaler
To: All Senate members
Subject: Lobbyist Reform Package
In the near future, we will be introducing a package of legislation aiming to reform the lobbying system here in the Commonwealth. If you have questions regarding any of the bills, please contact Jason E. High at 717-787-3817 or jhigh@pasen.gov.

Our package will include the following pieces of legislation:

Document #1

Introduced as SB1184

Description: Sen. Wagner: Require lobbyists to report anything of value provided to a State official or employee.

Document #2

Introduced as SB1185

Description: Sen. Wagner: Add ‘Representing a membership organization’ to the definition of lobbyist.

Document #3

Introduced as SB1186

Description: Sen. Aument: Require the biennial audit of the lobbying community that is currently commissioned by the department be made public.

Document #4

Introduced as SB1187

Description: Sen. Eichelberger: Prohibit a lobbyist from owning, being a partner in, or serving as an officer or board member of any consulting firm which receives compensation for providing assistance with political campaigns. Also prohibit a lobbyist from working in a paid capacity for any political campaign.

Document #5

Introduced as SB1188

Description: Sen. Bartolotta: Require anyone that must file a Statement of Financial Interest to disclose any immediate family member of theirs that is required to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Law. Additionally, require anyone that must register under the Lobbying Disclosure Law to disclose any member of their immediate family that is required to file a Statement of Financial Interest.

Document #6

Introduced as SB1189

Description: Sen. Reschenthaler: Increase penalties for violations of the lobbyist law from $2,000 to $4,000 with penalties increasing for repeat violations.