An Act To Strengthen the Restrictions Governing Lobbying by Former Legislators and Former Executive Branch Officials
Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §1024, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 129, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 1 MRSA §1024, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 129, §2, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 3 MRSA §318-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 288, §1, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 3 MRSA §318-B is enacted to read:
§ 318-B. Waiting period before engaging in lobbying activities
Sec. 5. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2018.
Current law allows former Legislators and certain former executive-level state employees to engage in compensated lobbying for up to 8 hours per calendar month for the first year after leaving office or employment. This bill prohibits all compensated lobbying by such persons during that period of time.