On Wednesday, the House State Government Committee passed legislation strengthening requirements for lobbying requirements the executive branch.
Senate Bill 6, sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers, would require executive branch lobbyists to have the same reporting requirements as legislative lobbyists.
Stivers noted that at the legislative level, lobbyists must disclose who they are employed by, how much they are getting paid, what they are working on, and more. Senate Bill 6 would apply those same requirements for appropriate reporting to the executive branch.
The bill passed through the committee unanimously with a committee substitute making small changes and now moves to the full House for a vote on the floor.