April 14, 2014 •
Gov. Brownback Vetoes Bill to Increase Kansas Lobbyist Registration Threshold
Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a bill increasing the spending threshold for lobbyist registration. Senate Bill 99 would have raised the expenditure threshold triggering lobbyist registration from $100 per calendar year to $500 per calendar year.
The increased threshold was recommended by the state ethics commission because the current threshold had not been increased in 25 years.
In vetoing the bill, Gov. Brownback stated he understood the bill’s purpose and intent but believed the current threshold better served the interest of government transparency.
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