Since early 2005, the NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government
Reform has been working to toughen North Carolina’s lobbying
and ethics laws.
In its first
year, the Coalition successfully pushed for NC’s first
lobbyist disclosure law (SB 612).
amidst scandals that challenged the public’s confidence,
the Coalition pushed through a more comprehensive set of lobbying
& ethics reforms (HB 1843) that were overwhelmingly approved
by lawmakers on July 27, 2006 and overturned the previously-passed
lobbying law, SB 612.
standards require all spending by lobbyists on lawmakers and
top government officials to be fully and frequently reported,
effectively closing the “goodwill lobbying” loophole.
The law also imposes: