March 9, 2015 •
New Mexico House Passes Lobbying Bill
The House unanimously passed a bill requiring lobbyists to disclose more information, but in a different form than the introduced version. House Bill 155 requires lobbyists to disclose the issues they are advocating and doubles registration fees to $50.
Originally, the bill included provisions requiring estimated expense reports and reports on the recipients of certain types of payments. When the legislation stalled in committee, the two provisions were removed to enable the bill to move forward.
An attempt to reintroduce the provisions failed by a vote of 33-30.
Photo of the New Mexico State Capitol by Urban on Wikimedia Commons.
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