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Tx Senate approves two year cool down period for would be lobbyists

The Texas Senate approved a 2-year cool off period for State Senators and Representatives looking to be paid lobbyists.

State Sen. Brandon Creighton's SB13 says any retiring Texas lawmaker who becomes a paid lobbyist before that two-year mark would be committing a class A misdemeanor.

Right now there is no waiting period.  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said this sets a clear ethical standard for lawmakers.  

The bill now goes to the Texas house.  Similiar bills have died in recent legislative sessions.
 

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