Gifts. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

A state law banning gifts shouldn't wait any longer - Butler EagleAs Pa. lawmakers file gift disclosures, stricter standards do not seem ...Reduce 'gift' number to $0The gift that keeps on givingAs lawmakers file pricey gift disclosures, reform feels like a long shotCalifornia Votes To Ban Drug Manufacturers From Giving 'Gifts' To DoctorsWhat gifts did local Pa. lawmakers accept in 2016?Lack of gift ban for Pa.'s legislators continues to miff criticsFor Pa. lawmakers, 2016 just kept on givingTimes of Malta ‒ Electoral campaign gifts 'could breach law'Legal-Ease: Asset protection from nursing home expensesWoodstock updates town Ethics Law - The Daily FreemanPress freedom group to deploy $1M Bezos gift, its largest ever, on ...Jerry Jones' gift to police officers ruled an 'unintentional' ethics violationJerry Jones' gift to officers ruled 'unintentional' ethics violation

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Reduce 'gift' number to $0
Scranton Times-TribuneMay 31, 2017

Under a law that the lawmakers themselves concocted, they may accept any “gift” from anyone worth up to $250 without reporting it, along with lodging worth up to $650. The true travesty is that, despite the reported $145,000 in gifts, cash, sports and ...more »

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A state law banning gifts shouldn't wait any longer - Butler Eagle
Butler Eagle (subscription)May 31, 2017

It's time for Pennsylvania lawmakers to address one of the root causes of government corruption: the state's limp statute regulating what gifts officials can and ...more »

As Pa. lawmakers file gift disclosures, stricter standards do not seem ...
Newsworks.orgMay 31, 2017

Harrisburg lawmakers accepted more than $145000 worth of hospitality, gifts, and travel in 2016, according to recently filed financial interest disclosure forms.more »

Reduce 'gift' number to $0
Scranton Times-TribuneMay 31, 2017

Under a law that the lawmakers themselves concocted, they may accept any “gift” from anyone worth up to $250 without reporting it, along with lodging worth up to $650. The true travesty is that, despite the reported $145,000 in gifts, cash, sports and ...more »

The gift that keeps on giving
The IntelligencerMay 31, 2017

The gift that keeps on giving to Pennsylvania lawmakers is a very lax state law on the acceptance of gifts — a law, we should point out, that lawmakers wrote and refuse to strengthen. As a result of that very lax law, more than $145,000 in freebies ...more »

As lawmakers file pricey gift disclosures, reform feels like a long shot
witf.orgMay 30, 2017

(Harrisburg) -- Harrisburg lawmakers accepted over $145 thousand in hospitality, gifts, and other travel in 2016, according to recently-filed financial interest disclosure forms. The commonwealth has one of the loosest laws for reporting those gifts in ...more »

California Votes To Ban Drug Manufacturers From Giving 'Gifts' To Doctors
Mintpress News (blog)May 30, 2017

... after a law enacted in Vermont in 2009, which required pharmaceutical companies to publicly disclose all money given to doctors and other medical staff. Eight other states and the District of Columbia have also passed laws to limit drug company gifts.more »

What gifts did local Pa. lawmakers accept in 2016?
PennLive.comMay 29, 2017

Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland County, returned a $312.99 wedding gift he had been given from a registered lobbyist, so deducting that brings the aggregate total of reported gifts closer to $11,850. State law requires officials to disclose the value of ...more »

Lack of gift ban for Pa.'s legislators continues to miff critics
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMay 29, 2017

In Pennsylvania, which critics often flog as having the weakest gift regulations in the nation, it's all legal. As long as elected officials do not promise official action in return, and report the gifts on annual statements of financial interest, they ...more »

For Pa. lawmakers, 2016 just kept on giving
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMay 28, 2017

Police cited more than two dozen people for disorderly conduct. State law requires officials to disclose the value of gifts worth at least $250, except from family members or friends. They also must report transportation, lodging and hospitality worth ...more »

Times of Malta ‒ Electoral campaign gifts 'could breach law'
Times of MaltaMay 27, 2017

Candidates offering voters food or drink hampers when on the campaign trail could be in breach of the law, said Aditus Foundation. NGO Aditus Foundation is ...more »

Legal-Ease: Asset protection from nursing home expenses
Lima OhioMay 27, 2017

Obviously, once a gift is effectively given, it cannot be legally demanded back. Gifting can seem simple and easy, but if gifting involves real estate or certain stocks or bonds, the people receiving the gifts may face unnecessary capital gains tax ...more »

Woodstock updates town Ethics Law - The Daily Freeman
The Daily FreemanMay 24, 2017

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. >> Town Board members have adopted changes to the town Ethics Law that reduces the amount of value that officials and employees can ...more »

Press freedom group to deploy $1M Bezos gift, its largest ever, on ...
Columbia Journalism ReviewMay 24, 2017

JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON'S CEO AND The Washington Post's owner, is giving $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The gift ...more »

Jerry Jones' gift to police officers ruled an 'unintentional' ethics violation
9NEWS.comMay 23, 2017

The problem was that gift violated the law on gifts for public servants, and as a result, Jones was censured by the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Ultimately, the Arkansas Ethics Commission decided it was an unintentional violation after Jones explained ...more »

Jerry Jones' gift to officers ruled 'unintentional' ethics violation
USA TODAYMay 23, 2017

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones violated a state law by flying Arkansas officers to a game last year.more »

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