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HF 2760

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/12/2012 01:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public officials; providing an exception to the gift ban in certain
circumstances; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 10A.071, subdivision
3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 10A.071, subdivision 3, is amended to
read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

(a) The prohibitions in this section do not apply if the gift is:

(1) a contribution as defined in section 10A.01, subdivision 11;

(2) services to assist an official in the performance of official duties, including
but not limited to providing advice, consultation, information, and communication in
connection with legislation, and services to constituents;

(3) services of insignificant monetary value;

(4) a plaque with a resale value of $5 or less;

(5) a trinket or memento costing $5 or less;

(6) informational material with a resale value of $5 or less; or

(7) food or a beverage given at a reception, meal, or meetingnew text begin if:
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new text begin (i) the reception, meal, or meeting is heldnew text end away from the recipient's place of work by
an organization before whom the recipient appears to make a speech or answer questions
as part of a programdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (ii) the recipient is a member of the legislature and an invitation to attend the
reception, meal, or meeting was provided to all members of the legislature at least five
days prior to the date of the event.
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(b) The prohibitions in this section do not apply if the gift is given:

(1) because of the recipient's membership in a group, a majority of whose members
are not officials, and an equivalent gift is given to the other members of the group; or

(2) by a lobbyist or principal who is a member of the family of the recipient, unless
the gift is given on behalf of someone who is not a member of that family.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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