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March 11, 2013
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Hickey seeks 2-year lawmaker-to-lobbyist delay

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, is calling for legislation establishing a two-year cooling-off period for lawmakers before they can become paid lobbyists. Thirty-four states have enacted similar legislation, he said. “This bill will help prevent the revolving-door practice of parlaying legislative clout into lobbying prowess,” he said of AB77. “If I’m a legislator, term-limited or considering leaving my elected office and becoming a lobbyist next session, then wouldn’t that influence the way I vote on certain pieces of legislation connected to any potential future employer? Of course it would,” he said. AB77 will be heard by the Legislative Operations …

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