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The bill would establish an abuse of power provision for state legislators. It would ban lobbyists from initiating e-mail contact with lawmakers while the elected officials are in committee or debating bills.
Lobbyists would be required to make more frequent reports on what they spend entertaining lawmakers -- every 15 days during the legislative session and every 30 days during the rest of the year. It would stiffen the penalties for bribery in Georgia and boost penalties for officials who file campaign and personal financial disclosures late.
The bill would also impose a $300 registration fee on paid lobbyists.