Maine Gov. Holds Bill Banning Lobbyist Contributions Year-Round - State and Federal Communications

July 9, 2019  •  

Maine Gov. Holds Bill Banning Lobbyist Contributions Year-Round

Maine Governor Janet Mills

Gov. Janet Mills announced her plan to hold, until next legislative session, a lobbying bill that would limit the influence of lobbyists by expanding the prohibition on accepting political contributions.

Current law prohibits a lobbyist, lobbyist associate or employer from contributing to the governor, members of the Legislature, constitutional officers, or their staff or agents while the Legislature is convened in session.

Legislative Document 54 would extend the application of that prohibition year-round, regardless of whether the Legislature is in session.

Gov. Mills will review the bill at the start of the 2020 legislative session. 

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