The Act regulates the activities of lobbyists and provides maximum campaign contributions which may be received by public officers and public employees. It provides a system for the registration of lobbyists, and it requires lobbyists to prepare and submit expenditures reports to the State Ethics Commission. The Act also limits campaign contributions which candidates for public office may accept to an aggregate amount of $1000 or $2500, depending upon the type of public office the candidate is seeking. A contribution to the campaign committee of a candidate for public office is considered a contribution to the candidate. The Act provides that, for any election other than a general primary, candidates for public office who will not be on the ballot at an election may not receive any contributions whatsoever. The Act also provides examples of things of value"; which public officials may receive without violating the provisions against bribery.
Schrade, Mary Jo
"ELECTIONS Ethics in Government: Regulate Lobbyist Gifts and Contributions to Public Officers and Limit Campaign Contributions,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 9
, Article 22.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol9/iss1/22