|House Approves New Accountability Measures for Lobbyists, Special Interests (January 26, 2010)|
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Rep. Olson, 515-281-3221
Dean Fiihr, 515-281-0817
HOUSE APPROVES NEW ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES FOR LOBBYISTS, SPECIAL INTERESTS
“Iowans deserve nothing less than full disclosure from special interest groups that lobby the Iowa Legislature. The reforms approved today will ensure we collect accurate, relevant data from groups while increasing public access to the information. We will also have new tools to ensure lobbyists are complying with
House File 2109, which was approved on a unanimous vote in the Iowa House, includes pre-registration of legislative receptions, requiring special interests to disclose the amount of money they spend on lobbying activities, and expanded powers for the House Ethics Committee.
The bill now goes to the Senate.
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