April 28, 2014 •
Lobbying Bill Introduced in Yukon Legislative Assembly
A new bill introduced in the Yukon 33rd Legislative Assembly would create a lobbying law for the territory.
Introduced on April 9 by MLA Liz Hanson, Leader of the Opposition New Democratic Party, the proposed legislation creates a registrar position to establish and maintain the lobbyist registry. Bill 104 mandates a consultant lobbyist must file the first return within 10 days of an undertaking. An in-house lobbyist must file his or her first return within 60 days after becoming an in-house lobbyist. Subsequent returns must be filed biannually.
The bill also creates a cooling off period before former public officials could lobby the government.
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