2017 Begins with a New Lobbying Law for Rhode Island - State and Federal Communications

January 3, 2017  •  

2017 Begins with a New Lobbying Law for Rhode Island

Seal of Rhode IslandOn January 1, the Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act took effect. The Act repeals the lobbying laws in Title 22 and Title 42 in the state’s statutes and enacts a new consolidated code section covering both the legislative and executive branches of government.

Among the changes in the new law are the simplification of lobbyists’ reporting requirements, an increase in penalties for failing to comply with lobbying requirements, and the allowance for more investigative and administrative authority for enforcing the lobbying laws, including administrative subpoena power.


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