January 17, 2014 •
Alabama Senator Introduces Bill Imposing Stricter Revolving Door Prohibition
Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh introduced a bill in the Senate of Alabama on Tuesday that would impose stricter revolving door prohibitions on legislators. Senate Bill 36 redefines “legislative body” as “Legislature of Alabama”, which eliminates the current loophole allowing lawmakers in one house of the legislature to lobby the other house immediately after leaving office.
Under this bill, a legislator is prohibited from lobbying either the House of Representatives or the Senate for two years after leaving office.
The bill easily passed through the Senate Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections Committee and is on a fast track to passage through the Senate. If passed in the Legislature, the bill becomes effective upon the Governor’s signature.