June 2, 2014 •
Anne Arundel County, Maryland to Restrict Lobbyist Campaign Activities
A bill restricting the political activities of lobbyists registered with the county is set for public hearing on June 2, 2014. Bill No. 39-14 would prohibit registered lobbyists from soliciting campaign contributions, serving on a fundraising committee, acting as a treasurer for a candidate, establishing a political committee, or forwarding tickets to fundraising events.
The bill would also comply with a 2010 state law requiring local ethics laws to be at least as strong as state standards.
Proposed amendments to the bill include delaying the effective date till after the general election and allowing former lobbyists to participate in campaigns without any lapse in time after termination.
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