July 6, 2021 •
Hawaii Passes Bill Establishing Government Official Revolving Door Restrictions
High-ranking government officials in Hawaii will soon be subject to revolving door provisions after the passage of an ethics bills establishing clearer boundaries between government and private-sector lobbyists.
House Bill 0671 creates a 12-month cooling off period before government officials may be paid by private parties to lobby the Legislature or administrative agencies. The revolving door restriction applies to the governor, lieutenant governor, executive department heads, legislators and permanent legislative staff, and other high-ranking paid government officials.
The bill will become effective January 1, 2022, as it was not on Gov. David Ige’s Intent to Veto list.
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