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Tuesday August 15 2000

Indiana Lobby Registration Commission

Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Room 125-Statehouse
9:00 AM

Members present: Jan Abbs, Gerald Bepko, Jon Krahilik, Dennis Heeke

Staff present: Sarah Nagy, Executive Director/Counsel; Jim Holden, law clerk

The Chairman called the meeting to order at approximately 9:05 A.M. The Commissioners approved the minutes of the May, 2000 meeting.

Discussion and Ratification of Final Advisory Opinion: FAO 2000-4: Whether non-compensated, volunteer lobbying services donated to the World Police and Fire Games should be reported and, if so, how?

All four commissioners voted in favor of ratification. This opinion is attached and incorporated by reference into the minutes.

Questions Presented

(A) Whether pass-through income paid by a subchapter-S corporation to an individual who is a registered compensated lobbyist for that corporation must be reported as compensation for lobbying by the corporation, based on the amount of time spent lobbying by that compensated lobbyist?

The Executive Director has hired an expert to draft an opinion letter for the October meeting. The Chairman issued an invitation for comment and research from the lobbying community.

(B) Whether gaming entities which are registered lobbyists must disclose transactions relating to legislators who gamble on margin or with "house money" and, if so, how are such transactions to be disclosed?

The commissioners agreed with the recommendation of the Executive Director that the above-described transactions are not required to be disclosed to the ILRC unless the transaction is not one that would otherwise be made available to the general public and is not a transaction conducted in the ordinary course of business.


Tori Castor presented a formal request for advisory opinion from Tech Net and the Executive Director was instructed to include this issue on the October agenda.

Staff report was given.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:55 A.M.