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HB 611: Local Government Accountability

GENERAL BILL by Sabatini

Local Government Accountability; Removes provisions relating to lobbying before water management districts; requires Commission on Ethics to create local government lobbyist registration system; preempts regulatory authority over certain lobbyist registration to commission; requires lobbyists to register with commission; provides for annual registration fee; requires commission to publish lobbyist directory; provides for investigations, reports, & advisory opinions by commission; provides for penalties; requires certain governmental entities to conform to lobbyist registration system; requires governing body of county or municipality to post certain information on its website.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Public Integrity and Ethics Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/12/2019 House • Filed
11/25/2019 House • Referred to Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 50
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 50
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Public Integrity and Ethics Committee