The Union Recorder

Legislature 2013

March 25, 2013

Legislative update: State Rep. Burt Jones (R-Jackson)



  • Gift caps must be capped at $100, although the cap may be set at a lower amount
  • The policy must have a clear enforcement provision for violations
  • The policy must be made publicly available for citizen review


Any entity that does not adopt an ethics policy that caps lobbyist gifts at $100 will be subject to a limit of $0. In the July 2012 election, 87.2% of Republican primary voters endorsed the maximum dollar amount. The Senate bill also keeps existing laws regarding lobbyist registration and reporting in place and protects those who are expressing constitutionally protected views and are not paid for their efforts. HB 142 will now return to the House for consideration on the committee substitute.

I remain committed to supporting policies that promote business growth and get Georgians back to work. The end of session is near, however as always, it is a pleasure to serve you, the constituents of the 25th Senate District. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (404) 656-0082 or via email at

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