Tennessee Bill Broadens Lobbyist Entertainment Exception - State and Federal Communications

January 31, 2012  •  

Tennessee Bill Broadens Lobbyist Entertainment Exception

Tennessee House chamberRepresentative Philip Johnson has introduced House Bill 3025, which would allow employers of lobbyists to host receptions for standing committees in either chamber of the general assembly.

Tennessee law prohibits lobbyist employers from holding receptions, unless all state legislators are invited.

The current prohibition was part of ethics reforms enacted after the Tennessee waltz scandal.

Photo of the Tennessee House Chamber by Ichabod on Wikipedia.

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