SB 585

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
General Investigating & Ethics

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kirk Watson


Konni Burton

Bill Caption

Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by registered lobbyists.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or local government.

Bill Analysis

SB 585 would make changes regarding at what a threshold a lobbyist must submit a report. Currently, if a lobbyist provides the official with transportation, lodging, food and drink, or entertainment that has a value of 60 percent of the legislative per diem, he or she must file a detailed report with the name of the official.  This bill would lower the threshold to $50 and also would require a report if service is provided to the official's immediate family member.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 585 would affirm the principle of limited government. It is important to maintain a high standard for transparency to promote an ethical climate in government affairs. This bill promotes this, therefore we support SB 585.