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Unlawful fees and payments
Public Officers (PBO) CHAPTER 47, ARTICLE 4
§ 77. Unlawful fees and payments. A member of the legislature or any
officer or employee of the legislature who asks or receives or consents
or agrees to receive any emolument, gratuity or reward or any promise of
emolument, gratuity or reward or any money, property or thing of value
or of personal advantage, except such as may be authorized by law, for
doing or omitting to do any official act, or for performing or omitting
to perform any act whatsoever directly or indirectly related to any
matter in respect to which any duty or discretion is by or in pursuance
of law imposed upon or vested in him, or may be exercised by him by
virtue of his office, or appointment or employment or his actual
relation to the matter including, without limiting the generality of the
foregoing, approving or promoting the passage of legislation or
resolutions or the confirmation of appointees, or the conduct of
investigations, and a person who shall directly or indirectly offer or
make such a transfer to any member of the legislature or any officer or
employee of the legislature shall be guilty of a felony punishable by
imprisonment for not more than ten years or by a fine of not more than
five thousand dollars, or both.