An Act To Strengthen the Integrity of the Legislature by Extending the Waiting Period before Legislators May Engage in Any Amount of Compensated Lobbying
Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §1024, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 1 MRSA §1024, sub-§4 is enacted to read:
This bill prohibits a former Legislator from engaging in any compensated lobbying activities for 4 years after that person's term as a Legislator ends rather than for one year as in current law. This extended prohibition begins with the convening of the 130th Legislature. The bill also removes the safe harbor in current law that allows a former Legislator to engage in up to 8 hours of compensated lobbying per calendar month without violating the prohibition.