Current Status Bill Number:
871Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950525Primary Sponsor: LeventisAll Sponsors: Leventis, Moore, Thomas and LanderDrafted Document Number: GJK\22027SD.95Companion Bill Number: 4185Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960530Subject: Congressional delegation not to accept gifts from lobby
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960530 Received from House House 19960530 Adopted, returned with concurrence House 19960528 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19960117 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMR Senate 19960117 Adopted, sent to House Senate 19960117 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950525 Introduced, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 28, 1996
S. Printed 5/28/96--H.
Read the first time January 17, 1996.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 871), memorializing the members of South Carolina's Congressional Delegation to become the first congressional delegation, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
MEMORIALIZING THE MEMBERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO BECOME THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION IN THE UNITED STATES TO PROMISE PUBLICLY TO REFRAIN IN THE FUTURE FROM ACCEPTING GIFTS AND GRATUITIES FROM LOBBYISTS AND TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE GIVING AND RECEIVING OF LOBBYISTS' GIFTS AND GRATUITIES TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES.
Whereas, the General Assembly on September 22, 1991, unanimously passed and the Governor signed the Ethics Act; and
Whereas, since January 1, 1992, this act bans public officials in the legislative branch of government from accepting gifts, gratuities, and campaign contributions from lobbyists. It limits gifts from lobbyists' principals to not more than two hundred dollars annually; and
Whereas, the people of South Carolina strongly endorse and support the Ethics Act and believe that its prohibitions and restrictions on lobbyists, lobbyists' principals, and state legislators are appropriate; and
Whereas, South Carolina's Ethics Act has served as a model for the nation, inspiring imitation by a large number of states in recent months; and
Whereas, lobbyists' gifts, gratuities, and campaign contributions on the congressional level have been covered extensively by the media and, at a minimum, give the public the perception that lobbyists have acquired undue influence over Congress. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the General Assembly of South Carolina urges the South Carolina Congressional Delegation to become the first congressional delegation in the United States to promise publicly to refrain in the future from accepting gifts and gratuities from lobbyists and to support legislation prohibiting the giving and receiving of lobbyists' gifts and gratuities to members of Congress and their staff members and employees.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the members of South Carolina's Congressional Delegation.