Nevada lawmaker adopts lobbyist policy |

Nevada lawmaker adopts lobbyist policy

Associated Press

Nevada Assemblyman Ed Goedhart says he’s adopting a new policy prohibiting contact with former legislative colleagues who become paid lobbyists within two years of leaving office.

The Republican from Amargosa Valley issued a statement about his new policy on Sunday.

Goedhart says he will still meet with companies and associations that hire his former colleagues within the two year cooling off period, but they will have to send a different lobbyist to contact him.

Goedhart says he’s already submitted a request to have a bill drafted for the 2011 legislative session that would prohibit lawmakers from turning into paid lobbyist for a certain period. He also says he’s considering whether his new policy would include former legislators who take unpaid positions as citizen lobbyists within a two-year period.