According to the release, "the new rule originates from proactive efforts by the Georgia State Senate to solicit input from both Senators and citizens on how to effectively address lobbyist expenditure concerns."
“With the passage of this resolution, Georgia is aligning itself with other states in order to become a more transparent governmental body,” said Hufstetler in the release. “It is an honor to serve in a Senate that conveys trust and honesty for our constituents and I look forward to continuing the business of the people while at the Capitol.”
Also from the release:
"Currently, Georgia is only one of three states that does not have a limit on the amount of gifts a lobbyist can give to a legislator. However, taxpayers sent a loud message to state lawmakers last July when nonbinding questions to limit lobbyist gifts on the 2012 primary ballot received overwhelming support from Georgians statewide.
Any violations of the $100 gift cap will be subject to review by the Senate Ethics Committee."