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Lobbyists Registration Act

The proposed changes to the Lobbyist Registration Act increase the lobbying information available to the public to include details about those who will benefit directly from the lobbying effort, as well as protect those being lobbied from being placed in a conflict of interest with new rules about gifts and the reporting of political contributions. The changes also promote compliance and strengthen enforcement and will significantly improve the accuracy of the lobbyist registry. The amendments build on changes introduced last fall that implemented a two-year cooling-off period during which insiders cannot engage in lobbying.
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