January 19, 2016 •
New Lobby Legislation Filed in New Mexico
State Representative Jeff Steinborn has introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at lobbyist disclosure and transparency. Steinborn’s bills would require employers of lobbyists to file biannual reports disclosing all funding spent to lobby the state government; would require lobbyists to disclose specific pieces of legislation and administrative issues they are hired to work on; and would require lobbyists to specifically list each legislator who receives a gift, meal, or other expenditure from them.
Steinborn has been successful with lobbyist legislation in the past, having passed a bill requiring the Secretary of State to publish lobbyist spending online in a searchable and downloadable format.
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