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Legislative Session Prohibited Period

It is unlawful during the prohibited period for any lobbyist or lobbyist’s employer during the prohibited period for any lobbyist or lobbyist’s employer to contribute to or act as an agent or intermediary for political contribution to or arrange for the making of political contributions to the campaign funds of any statewide elected official or legislator or any candidate for those offices.

The prohibited period means the period beginning January 1 prior to any regular session of the legislature or, in the case of special session, after the proclamation has been issued and ending on the adjournment of the session.  This period applies for any statewide elected official or candidate for statewide office or a legislator or any candidate for legislator.  Further, for the governor or any candidate for governor the prohibited period ends on the twentieth day following the adjournment of the regular or special session.

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