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.