Kemp vetoes bill adding state-level requirements for foreign agents

Kemp vetoes bill adding state-level requirements for foreign agents


(The Center Square) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed a measure that would bar foreign nationals from making political contributions.

While such contributions are already prohibited by federal law, Senate Bill 368 would have mandated that agents of “foreign principals” register with the Georgia State Ethics Commission.

In a veto statement, the Republican governor said some of the measure’s provisions “were unintended by the bill’s sponsor,” prompting him to veto it at the sponsor’s request. One Foreign Agent Registration Act expert tells The Center Square that was the right move.

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“Gov. Kemp’s decision to veto SB368 was the right call for those trying to do business in Georgia’s burgeoning economy,” Steve Roberts, a DC-based partner for Holtzman Vogel, told The Center Square via email. “The bill would have

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