(a) No former legislator or employee shall disclose any information which by law or practice is not available to the public and which the former legislator or employee acquired in the course of the former legislator's or employee's official duties or use the information for the former legislator's or employee's personal gain or the benefit of anyone.
(b) No former legislator, within twelve months after termination of the former legislator's employment, shall represent any person or business for a fee or other consideration, on matters in which the former legislator participated as a legislator or on matters involving official action by the legislature.
(c) No former employee, within twelve months after termination of the former employee's employment, shall represent any person or business for a fee or other consideration, on matters in which the former employee participated as an employee or on matters involving official action by the particular state agency or subdivision thereof with which the former employee had actually served. This section shall not apply to a former task force member who, but for service as a task force member, would not be considered an employee.
(d) This section shall not prohibit any agency from contracting with a former legislator or employee to act on a matter on behalf of the State within the period of limitations stated herein, and shall not prevent such legislator or employee from appearing before any agency in relation to such employment.
(e) This section shall not apply to any person who is employed by the State for a period of less than one hundred and eighty-one days.
(f) For the purposes of this section, "represent" means to engage in direct communication on behalf of any person or business with a legislator, a legislative employee, a particular state agency or subdivision thereof, or their employees. [L 1972, c 163, pt of §1; gen ch 1985; am L 1995, c 239, §1; am L 2012, c 208, §7]