March 24, 2016 •
Lobbying Ordinance Proposed in Indianapolis
Mayor Joe Hogsett has introduced a proposed ordinance to the City Council, intending to update the city’s lobbying laws.
The proposed ordinance would require lobbyists to disclose any gift of $25 or more. Additionally, the ordinance would prohibit a current public official from having an employment contract with any organization doing business with the city. The ordinance would also forbid a former public employee from lobbying within one year following employment. The ordinance also would increase penalties for violations.
If the ordinance is adopted, it will become effective immediately.
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