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A bill introduced Wednesday in the Missouri legislature would force a lobbyist to disclose if he or she is having "sexual relations" with a lawmaker or a member of a lawmaker's staff, according to a report from the Kansas City Star.
State Rep. Bart Korman's (R) proposal would define the sexual relationship as a "gift" on monthly ethics disclosures. The gift would not require "a dollar valuation," the bill states.
Here's the bill's language, from the Star:
For purposes of subdivision (2) of this subsection, the term "gift" shall include sexual relations between a registered lobbyist and a member of the general assembly or his or her staff. Relations between married persons or between persons who entered into a relationship prior to the registration of the lobbyist, the election of the member to the general assembly, or the employment of the staff person shall not be reportable under this subdivision. The reporting of sexual relations for purposes of this subdivision shall not require a dollar valuation.
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
a reply to: Swills
sounds like a good idea to me, i would take it a step further and say absolutely no contact at all between a lobbyist and lawmaker out side of business hours and then during those business hours more than two witnesses from both sides of the fence.
that there would slow down a lot of the shady deals.