- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A revision to a bill restricting lobbying by former legislators has nearly restored the proposal to its original form.

The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston started out limiting legislators from lobbying the Legislature for two years after leaving office.

The Senate passed the bill in February and expanded restrictions to all officials who leave any public office.

On Tuesday, a House committee revised the bill to restore most of Marsh’s proposals. It would prohibit former legislators from lobbying both the House and Senate for two years after their term of office ends. It would also prohibit any legislator who resigns in the middle of the term from lobbying any branch of government for the remainder of that term.

The bill now goes to the House.

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