Arkansas Lobbyist and Public Official Conduct and Disclosure, Initiated Act 1 (1988)

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The Standards of Conduct and Disclosure Act for Lobbyists and State Officials, also known as Initiated Act 1 was an initiated state statute on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Arkansas, where it was approved.

Election results

Arkansas Proposed Initiated Act 1 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 428,134 62.33%
No258,70437.67%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The text of the ballot read:

PROPOSED INITIATED ACT 1

(Proposed by Petition of the People)
(Popular Name)
The Standards of Conduct and Disclosure Act for Lobbyists and State Officials
(Ballot Title)
"A PROPOSED ACT REQUIRING LOBBYISTS, AS DEFINED, TO REGISTER WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE IF SEEKING TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATIVE OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT; EXPECTING SOME PERSONS FROM REGISTERING; REQUIRING LOBBYISTS TO FILE QUARTERLY REPORTS, AND MONTHLY REPORTS DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS; SPECIFYING INFORMATION TO BE REPORTED, INCLUDING GIFTS, AS DEFINED, ITEMIZED EXPENSES, EXCEPT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, EXCEEDING TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00) SPECIAL EVENT EXPENSES, TOTAL EXPENSES OCCURRED IN LOBBYING, BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS MADE BETWEEN THE LOBBYISTS AND THOSE LOBBIED, AND LOANS IN EXCESS OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($25.00) MADE, PROMISED, OR CONTRACTED FOR TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AS DEFINED, WHICH ARE NOT IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS BY REGULAR LEADERS; PROHIBITING LOBBYISTS FROM USING COERCION OR BRIBERY TO INFLUENCE ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL, AS DEFINED, PURPOSELY PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AS DEFINED, WHILE LOBBYING, PURPOSELY FALSIFYING INFORMATION WHEN REGISTERING, OR ACTING AS A LOBBYIST FOR THREE YEARS AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THE SUBCHAPTER GOVERNING LOBBYIST REGISTRATION AND DISCOLSURE; PROHIBITING ANY PERSON FROM PURPOSELY EMPLOYING A LOBBYIST TO REGISTER BUT IS NOT REGISTERED; REQUIRING PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AS DEFINED, TO REPORT ANNUALLY FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR SPOUSES THE FOLLOWING: THEIR NAMES AND ALL NAMES UNDER WHICH THEY DO BUSINESS, SOURCES OF INCOME EXCEEDING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, ($1,000.00) AND TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ($12,500.00) ANNUALLY EXCEPT INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OF INCOME CONSTITUTING A PORTION OF THE GROSS INCOME OF THE PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S, AS DEFINED, OR SPOUSE'S BUSINESS OR PROFESSION, BUSINESS INVESTMENTS EXCEEDING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1000.00) AND TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($12,500.00), OFFICES OR DIRECTORSHIPS HELD IN BUSINESSES SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT REGULATION IN ARKANSAS, AND GIFTS RECEIVED HAVING A VALUE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OR MORE: REQUIRING SUCH OFFICIALS TO REPORT EACH CREDITOR, EXPECTING FAMILY MEMBERS AND REGULAR LENDERS, TO WHOM FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000.00) OR MORE IS OWED. EACH GUARANTOR OR CO-MAKER, EXCEPTING FAMILY MEMBERS, OF DEBTS ASSUMED OR ARISING AFTER JANUARY 1, 1989 AND NONGOVERNMENTAL SOURCES OF PAYMENT FOR THEIR OFFICIAL FOOD, LODGING, AND TRAVEL EXCEEDING, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($150.00) REQUIRING SUCH OFFICIALS TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYMENT WITH FIRMS REGULATED BY THE OFFICIALS GOVERNMENT OFFICE, AND FINANCIAL TIES WITH FIRMS DOING BUSINESS IN EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) ANNUALLY WITH SUCH OFFICE, PROHIBITING PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AS DEFINED, FROM RECEIVING PRIVATE GIFTS OR COMPENSATION FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES, OR PURPOSELY DISCLOSING OR USING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO SECURE SOMETHING OF MATERIAL BENEFIT; RESTRICTING APPEARANCES BY STATE OFFICIALS ON BEHALF OF OTHERS FOR COMPENSATION BEFORE STATE AGENCIES; REQUIRING STATE LEGISLATORS TO REPORT OFFICIAL ACTIONS THAT MAY CONFLICT WITH OR MAY AFFECT THEIR PERSONAL FINANCIAL INTERESTS OR THEIR BUSINESSES; PUNISHING VIOLATIONS AS CLASS A MISDEMEANORS REQUIRING A PURPOSEFUL MENTAL STATE; PROVIDING THAT PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS IN DISTRICTS WHERE VIOLATIONS OCCUR HAVE JURISDICTION; GRANTING THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS, TO CONDUCT HEARINGS, TO ISSUE PUBLIC LETTERS OR CAUTION OR WARNING, TO ISSUE ADVISORY OPINIONS AND GUIDELINES, AND TO MAKE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, WHEN APPROPRIATE, TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS; MAKING THE INITIATED ACT EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 1989; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES."[1][2]

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  1. [1] REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.