January 3, 2011 •
Proposed Bill for Disclosure of Lobbying of Local Indiana Governments
State senator Jim Arnold announced he will introduce legislation to regulate lobbying disclosure rules for all levels of local government in Indiana. In his proposed bill, spending by vendors bidding for contracts of $100,000 or more with a governmental body would trigger mandatory disclosure.
Local governmental officials, including county commissioners and city council members, would be required to report whenever a lobbyist spent money on them over a threshold limit.
The law is not intended to supersede local ordinances but would still establish and necessitate minimum requirements of disclosure.
Photo of State senator Jim Arnold courtesy of the Indiana Senate Web site.
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