By Scott Jenkins
Senate Majority Leader
The Senate Majority Caucus leadership elections will be held next Thursday evening. We’ll tweet the results and probably hold a presser afterward, if there is any interest.
Just a reminder: the selection of senate leadership is a matter solely between members of the Utah State Senate. Lobbyists are explicitly prohibited from participating in leadership elections.
For your reference:
SR-38.02: Lobbyist Code of Ethics
A lobbyist, volunteer lobbyist, or government official may not:
1. attempt to influence any legislator or legislative employee by means of deceit or by threat of violence or economic or political reprisal against any person or property, with intent by doing so to alter or affect the legislator’s or legislative employee’s decision, vote, opinion, or action concerning any matter that is to be considered or performed by him or the agency or body of which he is a member;
2. knowingly provide false information to any legislator or legislative employee as to any material fact pertaining to any legislation;
3. knowingly omit, conceal, or falsify in any manner information required by the lobbyist registration and lobbyist disclosure reports;
4. participate in leadership races of the Senate;
5. cause or influence the introduction of any bill or amendment for the purpose of afterwards becoming employed to secure its passage or defeat;
6. engage in sexually harassing behavior or behavior violative of the Utah Legislature’s sexual harassment policy towards legislators or employees of the Legislature;
7. offer employment that would require or induce a legislator or legislative employee to disclose records classified as private, protected, or controlled;
8. use or disclose for any purpose any records classified as private, protected, or controlled that were obtained from a legislator or legislative employee or conspire with any person for that purpose; or
9. induce or seek to induce any legislator or legislative employee into committing a violation of any provision of this Senate rule.