House Members Drop Attempt to Require Lobbyist Disclosure

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Two lawmakers say they are dropping their attempt to change House rules to require members to file monthly reports on how much lobbyists spend on them.

Republican Representative Dan Greenberg and Democratic House Majority Leader Steve Harrelson announced Tuesday they won't propose the measure when the House reviews its rules Thursday.  The proposal would have required members to file reports detailing the nature, value and giver of food, gifts and services.  Lobbyists currently must report an expense of more than $40 on a legislator.  Those reports are not as detailed.

The legislators said they did not have enough votes for the measure.

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