August 10, 2023 •
Federal Judge Strikes Down Restriction On Lobbyists
U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida permanently halted a portion of the lobbying ban approved by voters in 2018.
The restriction barred public officials from lobbying, on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement before governmental bodies or entities while in office.
Bloom determined the amendment language to be too broad and poorly defined, agreeing with the Plaintiffs in the case.
The six-year ban on lobbying pertaining to former state and local officers after leaving office was not blocked by Bloom and will continue to be in effect.
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