SENATE BILL No. 57

 

 

January 23, 2019, Introduced by Senators RUNESTAD, MACDONALD, DALEY and BAYER and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 472, entitled

 

"An act to regulate political activity; to regulate lobbyists,

lobbyist agents, and lobbying activities; to require registration

of lobbyists and lobbyist agents; to require the filing of reports;

to prescribe the powers and duties of the department of state; to

prescribe penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts,"

 

by amending section 6a (MCL 4.416a), as added by 1994 PA 383, and

 

by adding section 6b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 6a. (1) A For 2 years after leaving office, a former

 

member of the Michigan senate or house of representatives who

 

resigns from office shall not make expenditures for or receive

 

compensation or reimbursement for actual expenses for lobbying for

 

the remainder of the term of office from which the person resigned.

 

that equal or exceed the limit established to require registration

 

as a lobbyist agent.

 

     (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a


misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by

 

imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than

 

$1,000.00, or both.

 

     Sec. 6b. (1) For 3 years after leaving office, a former member

 

of the Michigan senate or house of representatives who was, at any

 

time, the chair of a standing committee of the senate or house of

 

representatives shall not make expenditures for or receive

 

compensation or reimbursement for actual expenses for lobbying that

 

equal or exceed the limit established to require registration as a

 

lobbyist agent.

 

     (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a

 

misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or

 

a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.