THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
GIFTS, HONORARIUMS, AND EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS REQUIREMENTS FOR LEGISLATORS AND LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES
14-C:3 Prohibition on Gifts; Duty to Report.
I. It shall be unlawful to knowingly give any gift as defined in this chapter, directly or indirectly, to any legislator or legislative employee.
II. It shall be unlawful to knowingly give any gift as defined in this chapter, directly or indirectly, to any household member, as defined in this chapter, of any legislator or legislative employee, with a purpose of influencing or affecting the official conduct of such legislator or employee.
III. (a) It shall be unlawful for any legislator or legislative employee to solicit or to knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, as defined in this chapter, or to fail to meet the reporting requirements of this chapter.
(b) The prohibition in subparagraph (a) shall not apply to legislative employees or officers who solicit or accept gifts, grants, or donations on behalf of an official meeting, conference, or event held within the state of New Hampshire of a state or national legislative association to which the general court pays dues and which includes among its membership the New Hampshire general court, officers, or staff. Any legislative employee or officer who receives gifts, grants, or donations pursuant to this subparagraph shall disclose the source and amount of any gift, grant, or donation to the office of the secretary of state.
IV. Under no circumstances shall the prohibitions in this section be nullified by filing an honorarium or expense reimbursement report pursuant to RSA 14-C:4 or a declaration of intent under the guidelines enforced by the legislative ethics committee.
Source. 2016, 328:9, eff. Dec. 7, 2016. 2019, 206:2, eff. July 12, 2019.