March 10, 2017 •
Florida House Passes Bill to Slow Revolving Door
The Florida House passed a bill today to create greater separation between lawmakers and lobbyists.
House Bill 7003 increases the time former public officials must wait before lobbying from two to six years.
The measure continues a trend set by the new House Speaker, Richard Corcoran, who began the session by implementing new rules to change lobbying practices and increase public confidence in the legislature.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Larry Metz, believes the new restriction will prevent legislators from favoring lobbyists in order to land high-paying jobs after leaving office.
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