No Enforcement of Clark County Lobbying Law

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An investigation done by the Las Vegas Review-Journal this month found little to no oversight or enforcement of Clark County’s lobbying laws.

In addition to listing their clients when they register, current law requires lobbyists to file disclosure forms within five days of meeting with a county commissioner.

The Review-Journal uncovered hundreds of occasions of noncompliance just in 2018. County staff admitted timeliness of lobbyist filings is not tracked, and penalties for late filing and other cases of noncompliance have never been assessed.

In response to the findings, county commissioners have pledged to start enforcing the lobbying provisions and put processes in place to meet its goal of increasing transparency.