Lobbying Bill Passes In MD

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The Maryland General Assembly unanimously voted to approve the Public Integrity Act of 2017. The Governor Hogan proposed bill bars members of the General Assembly and state officials from lobbying for one year after they leave their position. It also prohibits legislators from participating in legislative action attempting to influence any legislation that they have a conflict of interest with. Finally, the bill establishes the Citizens’ Advisory Board for legislative ethics. This board will give recommendations on changes to the public ethic laws.