After Texting Ban in Florida House, Hillsborough County Commissioners May Follow Suit

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Hillsborough_County_Fl_SealCounty commissioners approved a motion to research and draft a proposal to ban commissioners from receiving text messages from lobbyists during board meetings.

This comes on the heels of the Florida House implementing, in its rules for the upcoming session, a ban on electronic communications with lobbyists while in committee or in the House Chamber.

Commissioner Sandy Murman introduced the idea; however, no penalties for a violation were included in the proposal. Though the measure for further exploration passed 5-1, support among commissioners for an actual ban seemed less decisive during the meeting.