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Scot Turner Signs Gift Max Pledge

The $100 cap on gifts from lobbyist would result in fairer elections, Turner said.

, republican candidate for Georgia State House District 21, teamed up with the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, Georgia Conservatives in Action, Georgia Tea Party Patriots, and Common Cause Georgia in calling for ethics reform, particularly in the effort to limit gifts from lobbyist. 

These groups recently teamed up to sign a pledge that would hold them accountable when it comes to accepting gifts worth more than $100 from lobbyists.

In his campaign platform, Turner has promised to never accept a gift from a lobbyist if elected. 

“My preference would be to see the practice of lobbyists giving gifts to legislators in an effort to shape and form policy and legislation come to an end altogether,” Turner said. “This pledge represents a step in that direction.”

The pledge follows:

I pledge, if elected, to co-sponsor a bill during the 2013 legislative session to
limit each lobbyist gift to $100.

The proposed legislation will add the following language to a new section of the
Ethics in Government Act, Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia
Annotated:

"It shall be unlawful for a lobbyist to make a gift to a public officer where the
value of the gift is more than $100.00."

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