February 14, 2014 •
New Mexico House Passes Revolving Door Bill
A bill expanding revolving door restrictions passed the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 82 prohibits former statewide elected officials, public regulation commissioners, legislators, and cabinet secretaries from accepting compensation as lobbyists for a period of two years after leaving public service.
The bill also prohibits employers of lobbyists from hiring the former public officials before the end of the two-year period.
Opponents of the bill believe it is unfair to impose the restrictions on legislators who receive no salary. Legislators receive only a $159 per diem when in session and at committee meetings.
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