April 14, 2016 •
Kentucky Budget Agreement Includes Increase in Fee for Executive Agency Lobbyists
Just days after Gov. Matt Bevin vetoed a bill to raise the executive agency lobbyist registration fee, proponents of the increase will have another bite at the apple. Lawmakers came to an agreement on the state budget in the earlier hours of Thursday morning and included a provision allowing the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to increase the fee, currently set at $125. The bill does not provide an amount for the increase.
The budget will be voted on tomorrow, April 15, the final day of the legislative session. Gov. Bevin will then have the final say as lawmakers will not have the opportunity to override any line-item vetoes.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.