Florida’s Incoming Speaker Proposes Rules Changes for Lobbyists - State and Federal Communications

November 16, 2016  •  

Florida’s Incoming Speaker Proposes Rules Changes for Lobbyists

Florida State CapitolSpeaker-Designate Richard Corcoran recently proposed sweeping changes to House Rules for when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. Corcoran is specifically taking aim at lobbyists and their interactions with House members.

Some of the proposed changes include banning lobbyists from texting lawmakers while in committee or in the House chamber, proposing a constitutional amendment banning elected officials from lobbying for six years after leaving office, and requiring lobbyists to disclose the bill or amendment they are trying to influence.

Newly elected lawmakers will be sworn in on November 22, 2016, and the 2017 regular session will begin on March 7.

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