Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer on Amended Ethics Legislation

ATLANTA (March 28, 2013) – Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) has released the following statement regarding the amended version of HB 142 passed by the Georgia General Assembly:

“The House and Senate compromise on HB 142 will dramatically change the culture in state government by banning lobbyist expenditures on gifts such as golf outings, concert tickets and international travel, enacting a $75 cap on other gifts and preserving the First Amendment rights of citizens expressing personal views.

As a long-time supporter of lobbyist gift limits, it was encouraging to see the General Assembly work together to come to an agreement.   I would like to thank the members of the HB 142 conference committee for their hard work.  I also want to acknowledge Governor Deal, Lieutenant Governor Cagle and Speaker Ralston for their leadership on this important issue.”

For Immediate Release:
March 28, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director