May 10, 2013 •
Texas Lobbyists May Have to Report Political Consulting Service Employers
A bill requiring lobbyists to disclose work as campaign consultants passed in the Texas Legislature on May 9.
House Bill 1422 requires individuals registering as lobbyists with the state to include the full name and address of each person who compensates or reimburses the registrant, or person acting as an agent for the registrant, for services, including political consulting services, rendered by the registrant from:
- A political contribution;
- Interest received from a political contribution; or
- An asset purchased with a political contribution.
The legislation has been sent to Governor Rick Perry. If not vetoed, the bill will become law with or without his signature.
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