Georgia Republican Convention passes ethics resolution

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.

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