2010 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 5 - Offenses Against The Administration Of Government
Chapter 52 - Corruption in Public Office
§ 5-52-108 - Compensation for speeches and appearances.

5-52-108. Compensation for speeches and appearances.

(a) Except for the compensation a member of the General Assembly is entitled to from the State of Arkansas for the performance of his or her duties, no member shall solicit or accept compensation for speeches or other appearances before a group of persons unless the appearance is made as part of the normal course of business in the legislative member's private occupation.

(b) For the purpose of this section, "compensation" means any money or anything of value received or to be received as a claim for services, whether in the form of a retainer, fee, salary, expense, allowance, honorarium, forbearance, forgiveness, interest, dividend, royalty, rent, or any other form of recompense or any combination thereof. "Compensation" does not include payments received for food, lodging, or travel which bears a relationship to a legislative member's office when such member is appearing in an official capacity.

(c) Any person who knowingly or willfully violates this section shall upon conviction be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

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