Ga. senators say they'll agree to lobbyist cap - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Ga. senators say they'll agree to lobbyist cap

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

State Senate leaders say they are willing to accept a $100 cap on gifts that lobbyists can give to lawmakers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the limit could be adopted by Senate rules, meaning it would apply only to senators, but not to House members.

Georgia currently has no limit on what lobbyists can spend entertaining lawmakers or showering them with gifts. Lobbyists are required only to publicly report their spending on senators and representatives.

Sen. David Shafer is a Duluth Republican who will become the Senate president pro tem when lawmakers convene Jan. 14. Shafer said it is no longer acceptable to have no cap.

Still, the newspaper reported that the Senate policy could have exceptions, including travel expenses that are "reasonable" and related to official duties.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices