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DECEMBER 19, 2005
BUSH SIGNS LOBBYING REFORM BILL INTO LAW
Jeb Bush signed into law Tuesday (December 20) Senate Bill 6B, which states that
lobbyists and their clients are prohibited from spending any funds, except for
certain flower arrangements and celebratory items, on members of the Legislature,
their staff, statewide elected officials and senior agency officials in the executive
branch of government.
- The new measure
goes into effect January 1, 2006.
also requires registered lobbyists and their clients to disclose lobbyist compensation
in quarterly reports filed with the state beginning in May 2006.
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