46-267. Lobbyists; contingent fees and referral fees prohibited; lobbying contracts. (a) No person shall pay or accept or agree to pay or accept or arrange for a third party to pay or agree to pay present, future, promised or contingent compensation, or any part thereof, for lobbying which is contingent upon the result achieved or attained.
(b) No person shall pay or accept or agree to pay or accept present, future, promised or contingent compensation, or any part thereof, for the referral of a person or persons to a lobbyist for lobbying services.
(c) No lobbying contract or agreement shall be valid or enforceable in a court of law unless it is in writing, signed by all parties thereto and was executed prior to the lobbyist's commencement of lobbying for the represented person under such contract or agreement. Any such lobbying contract or agreement shall be invalid and unenforceable unless such lobbyist complies with all lobbying laws and lobbyist reporting requirements of this act.
History: L. 1974, ch. 353, § 53;
L. 1997, ch. 155, § 3; July 1.
Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:
Lobbying contracts; validity and enforcement of oral contracts.
Attorney General's Opinions:
Bribery; privatization pledge; contingent fees for lobbying prohibited. 91-23.