Meetings between lobbyists and North Carolina government officials might be getting a bit steamier.
The North Carolina Ethics Committee has ruled that sex between lobbyists and government officials does not have to be included in disclosure reports.
Ordinarily, lobbyists must report anything they give a government official that is worth more than $10 per day — the ethics committee must not think too highly of lobbyists’ sexual prowess.
This ruling was spurred by an inquiry from the Secretary of State’s lobbying compliance director, Joal Broun.
Broun wrote a letter to the ethics committee asking whether consensual sex acts between a lobbyist and a government official would be considered a gift that would have to be reported.