January 4, 2019 •
Federal Lobbying Law Amended: Disclosure of Lobbyist Convictions for Bribery and Fraud Now Required
Federal Lobbyists are now required to disclose convictions for bribery, fraud, and other crimes when registering and reporting.
President Trump signed Senate Bill 2896, the “Justice Against Corruption on K Street Act of 2018” or the “JACK Act” on January 3. On December 20, 2018 the U.S. Congress passed the bill, which passed the U.S. Senate in August with unanimous consent.
The new law requires lobbyists to disclose any prior conviction for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, fraud, conflicts of interest, making false statements, perjury, or money laundering.
The House voted 390-0 to pass the Senate’s bill on to President Trump.
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