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1996 Wis Eth Bd 01 - LOBBYING AND LOBBYISTS

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With respect to a legislator whose company has already entered into a
contract with a lobbying organization:

   (1) The better course would have been that the company not have entered
         into the contract;

   (2) In the future, the legislator should not simultaneously serve in the
         Legislature and enter into a financial relationship with a business or
         organization that pays lobbyists to try to influence state government; and

   (3) Although public policy normally favors a legislator’s voting on all
         matters properly addressed by the Legislature, for the remainder of the
         legislative session the legislator should not participate in discussions or
         votes on proposals that would specifically affect the lobbying organization.

OEB 96-1 (February 22, 1996)