May 21, 2015 •
Nevada Lobbyist Revolving Door Bill Heads to Governor
On May 20, Assembly Bill 273, which would require a cooling-off period before Nevada state legislators can act as paid lobbyists, passed the Senate. The Assembly passed this bill on April 15.
If signed into law, a former legislator could not work as a paid lobbyist for the period beginning on the date the former Legislator leaves office as a member of the Legislature and ending on the date of final adjournment of the next regular session during which the former legislator is not a member of the Legislature.
The bill allows a former legislator to immediately register as a paid lobbyist if the former lawmaker is required to act as a lobbyist as part of his or her full time employment, does not act as a lobbyist for others, and has primary responsibilities of employment including significant duties other than acting as a lobbyist. If signed, the law becomes effective on November 8, 2016.
Photo of the Nevada Legislature courtesy of Dave Parker on Wikimedia Commons.
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