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Fair Season is once again upon us and it is important to keep in mind where your tickets are coming from.  All tickets to a county or state fair have value.  While an individual ticket from a lobbying source may not exceed $25, attending multiple days or accepting multiple tickets from a single source might, and therefore trigger disclosure requirements.  

The value of a ticket provided to a legislator/staff’s spouse or family member is attributable to the legislator/staff, if the spouse or family member is receiving the ticket because he or she is the spouse or family member of the legislator/staff. In this circumstance, the amount of the ticket for the spouse or family member must be added to the amount, if any, of the ticket provided to the legislator/staff.  

Any tickets received from a lobbyist or employer of a lobbyist, exceeding $25 in value, will appear on either the May-Aug 2012 or Sep-Dec 2012 Activity and Expenditure Report, depending on the date of the event. If you file a Financial Disclosure Statement these tickets may be reportable on your 2012 filing.  Legislators/staff members are prohibited from accepting more than $75 in gifts, aggregated per year, from a lobbyist.