August 23, 2016 •
Austin, TX Moves Closer to New Lobbying Law
On August 18, an ordinance revising the lobbying law for the city of Austin, Texas, met with preliminary approval from the City Council. The new proposed law repeals and replaces Chapter 4-8 of the city’s code relating to the regulation of lobbyists.
The draft ordinance was approved on a first reading only and will require at least two more approvals from the City Council to become law. The City Council is next meeting again on September 1, but the proposed ordinance is not yet on the council’s agenda for that date. The ordinance may be addressed later in the year following the adoption of the city budget in mid-September, according to the Austin Monitor.
If passed as currently drafted, the new ordinance would take effect on January 1, 2017.
Photo of the Austin, Texas skyline by Argash on Wikimedia Commons.
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