34-12.180. Engendering "Goodwill"  

Effective on Tuesday, January 4, 1994
  • 1(1) Activities by a lobbyist which do not involve directly attempting to influence a specific decision of an agency in the area of policy or procurement may nonetheless be considered “lobbying” pursuant to Section 35112.3215, F.S., 37and this rule chapter, where an expenditure is made by a lobbyist or principal for the personal benefit of an agency official or employee. Such expenditures will be considered to have been for the purpose of engendering goodwill, unless the agency official or employee is a relative of the lobbyist or principal paying for the expenditure.

    93(2) For purposes of this rule, “relative” means a person who is related to an agency official or employee as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, grandparent, great grandparent, grandchild, great grandchild, step grandparent, step great grandparent, step great grandchild, engaged to be married to the agency official or employee, or who otherwise holds himself or herself out as or is generally known as the person whom the agency official or employee intends to marry or with whom the agency official or employee intends to form a household, or any other natural person having the same legal residence as the agency official or employee.

    215Rulemaking Authority 217112.3215, 218112.322(9) FS. 220Law Implemented 222112.3215 FS. 224History–New 1-4-94.


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