February 17, 2015 •
New Mexico Revolving Door Bill Advances
A bill to extend revolving door prohibitions has been recommended by a unanimous vote in the House Government, Elections, and Indian Affairs Committee. House Bill 241 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 is expected to pass the House, but will likely face opposition in the Senate.
Last year, a similar proposal cleared the House 43-23, but the Senate Rules Committee failed to advance the mirror version of the bill.
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