Miami-Dade County Lengthens its Revolving Door Restriction - State and Federal Communications

July 22, 2014  •  

Miami-Dade County Lengthens its Revolving Door Restriction

Miami-Dade CountyThe Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance lengthening the county’s revolving door prohibition. Under current law, the revolving door restriction period is two years.

Ordinance 141569 amends existing county law by prohibiting county officials and their staff members from lobbying the county for a period of four years. The ordinance exempts certain former county officials who become lobbyists for governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions from the four year restriction period.

The board adopted the ordinance in a 7-5 vote in its July 15, 2014, meeting.

The next step in the legislative process is a public hearing before the Public Safety and Animal Services Committee, which is scheduled for August 27, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. The outcome of the public hearing will determine the effective date of the new legislation.

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