Texas Bills Look to Slow Legislator-to-Lobbyist Transition - State and Federal Communications

January 19, 2011  •  

Texas Bills Look to Slow Legislator-to-Lobbyist Transition

Companion bills seeking to create “revolving door” restrictions for members of the Texas legislature have been introduced during the 2011 session. Senate Bill 128 and House Bill 508 seek to prevent former members of the legislature from lobbying “before the date of final adjournment of the second regular session of the legislature to convene after the date the person ceases to be a member.”

If passed as presently written, a violation would be considered a class A misdemeanor in Texas.

Image of the Texas flag and state courtesy of Shem on Wikipedia.

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