Resolution for caps on lobbyist gifts to elected officials
Whereas: Republicans believe that public service is a respected and honorable call and;
Whereas: Republicans have always expected high ethical standards for those in elected office and;
Whereas: Georgia elected Republicans have made substantial and continuous reforms in Georgia Ethics laws since becoming the majority party and;
Whereas: Special or extravagant gratuities and considerations extended to those in elected office can encumber and hinder objective and ethical policy making; and
Whereas: Georgia is still one of only a few states with no cap on gifts to elected officials;
Therefore let it be resolved that: The Georgia Republican Party urges the Georgia General Assembly to introduce additional ethics reform legislation as relating to a reasonable cap on gifts to elected officials from lobbyists in the upcoming 2013 Session.