Ethics Code Passed By Brevard Commission Requires Lobbyists to Register On County Website
By Space Coast Daily // October 10, 2017
new Ethics Code approved Sept. 19
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Lobbyist Search and Registration Application, required under an Ethics Code ordinance approved by unanimous vote by the Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 19, is now available on the Brevard County website.
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The new Ethics Code requires any person engaging in lobbying activities with commissioners to fill out a registration statement form maintained on the County’s website.
The form can be found at the top of the County’s homepage, or by hovering over the Home tab on the main page and then clicking on the County Commissioners category.
From there, a new set of tabs will appear on the left side of the web page, which includes a Lobbyist Search and Registration tab. Visitors who click on that tab can also click the Search button to find a lobbyist for a certain issue or click on the “View All Lobbyists” button to display all lobbyists who are actively registered.
The lobbyist registration is one of several ethics code provisions that were part of the approved ordinance.
It also stipulates penalties for failure to register as a lobbyist; implements a lobbying and employment ban on commissioners after vacating office; prohibits acceptance of gifts by County officials; establishes procedures for sending County Commissioners on out-of-state travel using County funds; and limits to no more than $25 the value of any gift received in a calendar year by Commissioners from a lobbyist.
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