Conflicts of interests; expands period for former legislator, employees, etc. may not lobby. (HB1738)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), and Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conflicts of interests; "revolving door" prohibitions. Expands the period during which a former legislator or certain former state and local government officers and employees may not lobby from one to two years. The bill also expands coverage for former General Assembly members to include state executive branch and local government agencies as well as legislative branch agencies and for former state and local government officers and employees to include state executive and legislative branch agencies and local government agencies. These prohibitions apply only to persons who engage in activities that require registration as a lobbyist. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098223692
01/07/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/2009Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/23/2009Left in Rules


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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