January 28, 2020 •
Washington Bill Aims to End Appearance of Lobbying Impropriety
Washington lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to impose a two year cooling off period to slow a revolving door of state officials and employees becoming lobbyists when they leave state employment.
House Bill 1067 is intended to reduce the perception of lobbyist impropriety.
The House Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations passed the bill out of committee.
The bill needs to pass the Rules Committee before getting a vote of the full House.
The State Government and Tribal Relations Committee passed the legislation during the last session, but the bill stalled.
The legislation would apply to state officers and employees who are employed by the state on or after July 1, 2021.
A companion bill, Senate Bill 5033, is moving through the Senate and passed to the Rules Committee.
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