Amendment 12:

Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers


The proposal would impose a six-year lobbying ban on former state elected officials, state agency heads and local elected officials. It would also
create a new ethics standard that would prohibit public officials from obtaining a “disproportionate benefit” from their actions while in office.


The exact ballot summary language reads:


"Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public officers; creates restrictions on lobbying for compensation by currently serving public officers; provides exceptions; prohibits certain abuses of public office for personal benefit."


During FAC's Annual Conference in June, the FAC Board of Directors voted to remain neutral with regard to Amendment 12. 




Plan would toughen lobbying rules

State and local elected officials would be banned from lobbying for six years after they leave office under a proposal headed to the November general-election ballot.