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Lobbyists

Q1.  Can lobbyists or principals of lobbyists contribute to a member of the General Assembly while the General Assembly is in session?

A1.  No.  Lobbyists and principals of lobbyists are prohibited from contributing to a member of the General Assembly while the General Assembly is in regular session.  [1]  This includes executive office holders and candidates seeking election to the General Assembly and executive offices (Governor and Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and State Treasurer). 

In addition, this prohibition includes a member of the General Assembly who is a candidate for office in a home rule city or county while the General Assembly is in session. 

 

Q2. Can a political committee make a contribution to a member of the General Assembly while in session? What if the political committee has a lobbyist?

A2.  Political Committees can contribute to a legislator during the session, unless the political committee has, with or without compensation, a professional or volunteer lobbyist.

 

Q3. Do the prohibitions on the receipt of campaign contributions while the Colorado General Assembly is in session apply to federal lobbyists or out of state lobbyists?

A3.  The prohibitions do not apply to lobbyists who are not registered in and do not lobby in Colorado.

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[1] C.R.S. 1-45-105.5