- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Senate has passed a bill that would bar lawmakers from accepting gifts from lobbyists and would require candidates file more frequent campaign finance reports.

SB307 passed unanimously on Thursday. It heads to the Assembly.

Republican Sen. Greg Brower called the measure the most comprehensive piece of campaign finance reform put forward in years.

Existing law allows lobbyists to give up to $100 in gifts to a legislator each year, and allows them to give lawmakers an unlimited amount of free food.

The bill would ban those gifts, and would only allow lobbyists to buy food, drink and entertainment for lawmakers at events to which all lawmakers are invited.

It would also require candidates to file campaign finance reports more than twice as often as they do now.

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