Under existing law, a public official may not lobby a board, agency, department, or legislative body of which the official was a member for two years after he or she leaves the board, agency, department, or legislative body
Legislative body is defined for those purposes to include the Senate and the House of Representatives. Under this definition, a former member of one house of the Legislature may lobby the other house immediately after leaving office but may not lobby the house of which he or she was a member for two years
The bill would revise the definition of legislative body to include the Legislature of Alabama so that a member of the Legislature would be precluded from lobbying either the Senate or the House of Representatives for two years after leaving office
This bill would also prohibit an elected public official from lobbying the board, agency, department, or legislative body to which he or she is elected during the term for which he or she was elected; would exclude former members of the Alabama Judiciary engaged in non-lobbying legal services; and would provide for prospective application
To amend Sections 36-25-1 and 36-25-23, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to prohibited lobbying activities of former public officials; to provide further for the definition of "legislative body" and to prohibit an elected public official from lobbying the board, agency, department, or legislative body to which he or she was elected during the term of office for which he or she was elected; to exclude former members of the Alabama Judiciary for non-lobbying activities; and to provide for prospective application.
|January 14, 2014||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ethics and Campaign Finance|
|Bill Text||HB118 Alabama 2014 Session - Introduced|