Florida House Approves 6-Year Lobbying Ban for Lawmakers


Cracking down on the revolving door between the State House and lobbying industry was a huge priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Under the new rules, elected officials would not be able to be hired as lobbyist for 6 years after they leave public office. The previous restriction had been two years.

Speaker Corcoran, who is openly mulling a run for governor, has shown no hesitancy to address a number of reforms, including banning sanctuary cities and fighting for transparency and ethics reforms for institutions like Enterprise Florida.

The house overwhelmingly approved the legislation Friday by a vote of 96-5, which sends the bill to the Senate.


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