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The Alabama Legislature adjourned earlier than expected this year on May 9. Lawmakers declined to pass a bill to rewrite large portions of the Alabama Ethics Act. House Bill 227 would have relaxed gift restrictions; weakened powers of the Alabama […]

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The second regular session of the Wisconsin State Assembly concluded on May 15. During the session, lawmakers passed campaign finance bills related to disclosures and lobbyist contributions. Assembly Bill 664 requires any audio or video communication paid for by a […]

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The Alaska Legislature adjourned sine die on May 16 after pushing through a flurry of bills in the final days. The Senate adjourned right before the midnight hour on Wednesday while the House continued to work into Thursday morning. This […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 10. During the session, lawmakers passed House Bill 875, which overhauls the Vermont ethics laws. The bill grants the Ethics Commission the power to perform investigations and hearings. Additionally, the […]

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On May 9, a New York appellate court unanimously upheld a lower court decision finding the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (COELIG) unconstitutional. The court found COELIG violates the governor’s ability to enforce ethics laws as many members […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 8. During the session, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 253 concerning foreign political spending. The bill prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions or expenditures and individuals from receiving contributions from foreign nationals. […]

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Lawmakers adjourned sine die on Thursday May 9. Passed bills include compensation for college sports athletes which, if signed by the governor, allows colleges to directly support college athletes while they play for the school’s team. Any bill left alive […]

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Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2412 effectively ending the slating of candidates for the November 2024 election by Democrats or Republicans in races where no candidates for that party ran in the primary. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law […]

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Georgia State Capitol Building

Q: I need to register as a lobbyist in Georgia and I have heard Georgia has overhauled their system. Were there any changes to how one registers or to what is required on lobbying reports? A: Georgia has undergone a […]

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The Mississippi Legislature adjourned sine die on Saturday, May 4. Notable bills passed during this session include House Bill 1664, which included agents and owners of utility companies in the definition of covered person for the purposes of political contribution […]

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Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee Legislature adjourned sine die on April 25. Notable passed legislation included a bill to allow armed teachers in classrooms; a bill establishing new penalties for PACs; and a bill providing a $1.9 billion tax cut and refund for […]

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April 29, 2024  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The second regular session of the 90th Iowa General Assembly adjourned sine die early in the morning on Saturday, April 20 after an all-night session. Lawmakers are only paid for 100 days and worked 104 days to agree on a […]

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Maine Capitol Building

The second regular session of the 131st Legislature statutorily adjourned on April 17. The Legislature reconvenes May 10 for a veto session before adjourning sine die. The general effective date for nonemergency laws passed is August 9. This does affect […]

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Virginia lawmakers reconvened for a one-day session to debate Gov. Youngkin’s various vetoes and amendments to legislation. The vetoed bills included a bill concerning the right to contraception, the skill games regulations bill, and a tax decrease. Lawmakers agreed to […]

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