Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-71

GOV 71

Closing a Loophole in the Lobbying Law

Ms. Rausch and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

SECTION XX. Section 45 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (m) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(m) The state secretary shall automatically disqualify any person convicted of a felony in violation of chapter 3, chapter 55, or chapter 268A, or any person convicted of any other state or federal felony crime of political corruption, including without limitation violations of sections 1341, 1343, 1346, or 1951 of title 18 of the United States Code, from acting or registering as an executive or legislative agent for a period of 10 years from the date of conviction.