House to vote on lobbying reform bill

By Associated Press 8:14am, May 7, 2013
The state House is set to vote on a bill prohibiting a former member of the General Assembly from working as a lobbyist for one year after leaving office.

The bill sponsored by Rep. John Kowalko, a Newark Democrat, is similar to others bill he has introduced in previous years seeking to end the so-called "revolving door" that churns lawmakers into lobbyists.

The bill to be voted on Tuesday would make violation of the one-year ban on lobbying a misdemeanor.

The bill would take in 2015, meaning it would not affect current lawmakers.

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