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nacsa offered consulting contracts to state officials…

 

Records show the association offered Holliday a $1,000 "consulting/facilitating fee" in 2017 for a conference in Phoenix. She accepted the stipend.

- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
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georgia state law calls for transparency

To be compliant, “[a]ny vendor who, either directly or through another person, makes a gift or gifts to one or more public employees exceeding in the aggregate $250.00 in value during any calendar year,” must file a disclosure report with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

 

it also says…

 

“[n]o public officer other than a public officer elected state wide shall accept a monetary fee or honorarium in excess of $100.00 for a speaking engagement, participation in a seminar, discussion panel, or other activity which directly relates to the official duties of that public officer or the office of that public officer.”

 
 
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will georgia lawmakers hold nacsa accountable?

 

The Penalty for non-compliance is clear

If a nonprofit organization does not comply with the disclosure and reporting requirements of O.C.G.A. § 50-20-1 et seq., the organization “shall be required to repay the funds to the state [agency] and shall be prohibited from receiving funds from any state organization for a period of 12 months from the date of notification . . . .”

 

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