April 27, 2011 •
Lobbying News from Iowa
House File 126 has passed both houses of the Iowa Legislature and now awaits approval from Governor Terry Branstad.
This bill would change the state’s law to require lobbyists to register and report with the legislative branch only; currently there is separate registration and reporting for the legislative and executive branches.
Lobbyists would indicate on the registrations whether they will lobby executive officials in addition to lawmakers. Lobbyists would have a combined annual report due each July 31st and registration would open in December for the following calendar year.
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