Rule would require officials to wait 2 years before lobbying
February 11, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed rule that would require Oklahoma elected officials to wait two years before working as lobbyists is getting mixed reviews.
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has unanimously approved the rule, the Tulsa World reported. It will take effect if the Legislature doesn't take any action by the end of the session.
The proposal comes as more lawmakers are lobbying their former colleagues as a way to make a living after their terms have ended.
The commission's executive director, Ashley Kemp, said the rule would prohibit policymakers from using their positions to benefi...