March 17, 2022 •
Michigan Introduces Bills to Change Lobbying Disclosure and Gift Laws
Michigan lawmakers introduced several new bills proposing fundamental changes for lobbying disclosure and gift laws.
Senate Bill 963 requires lobbyists to file monthly reports instead of the current schedule of twice a year. The bill also includes a two-year revolving door ban for members of the Legislature.
House Bill 5926 amends the definition of lobbying to include partisan legislative employees in the list of covered officials.
House Bill 5927 implements a gift ban, prohibiting a public official or his or her immediate family member from directly or indirectly soliciting, agreeing to accept, or accepting anything of value from a lobbyist or lobbyist agent.
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