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PROHIBITIONS

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T.C.A. § 3-6-304 provides specific prohibitions on an executive branch employee accepting items from a lobbyist, employer of lobbyist or a person acting at their specific direction. Specifically:

  • No executive branch employee or their immediate family may solicit or accept anything of value from a lobbyist, employer of a lobbyist or person acting at their specific direction with the stated or tacit understanding that their vote, action, or judgment would be influenced. (T.C.A. § 3-6-304(c))
  • No executive branch employee or their immediate family may solicit or accept a loan of money from a lobbyist. (T.C.A. § 3-6-304(e))
  • No executive branch employee may accept travel expenses, meals, or lodging provided pursuant to T.C.A. § 2-10-116, (honorarium statute discussed later) if paid for by a lobbyist or employer of a lobbyist unless an exception is specifically provided for under T.C.A. § 3-6-305. (T.C.A. § 3-6-304(n))

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