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HR 06: DISCLOSURE OF LOBBYIST INFO

A Resolution Amending The House Rules To Require Registered Lobbyists To Disclose Certain Information Prior To Testifying Before A House Committee.

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MILD HR 06
DISCLOSURE OF LOBBYIST INFO

Legislative URL:
HR 06 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
HRC
Action:
[9] HRC API.
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Summary

This resolution amends the rules of the House of Representatives to require that:

  • the Chief Clerk must maintain for inspection by members and the public a registry of lobbyists, the legislation on which each is lobbying and each lobbyist’s employer; and that
  • the chair of a committee must, prior to allowing a registered lobbyist to speak at a meeting, ask if the lobbyist has disclosed to the Chief Clerk the legislation on which the lobbyist is lobbying and the lobbyist’s employer.

 

A potential benefit of this House Resolution might be increased awareness on the part of House members and the public of the identity and role of lobbyists in promoting or opposing legislation. A potential concern might be that it would be very difficult for lobbyists who work on behalf of organizations interested in a wide range of bills, such as conservation organizations, many of which may not be known until the bill is introduced, to list their issues.