Bill entitled an Act to provide for amendments to the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, to extend the definition of persons to which the Act applies, to allow the Commission to provide directions on communication, to provide that the Code of Conduct be laid before the Oireachtas; to provide the Commission with further powers to investigate and report on breaches of the Code of Conduct; to extend the cooling-off period to two years, to extend the scope of section 22 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and to make a failure to comply with that section an offence; to ensure that Designated Public Officials are aware of post-employment obligations; to allow the Commission to publish certain details regarding its decisions to waive or reduce the cooling-off; to provide for anti-avoidance clause be added to the list of relevant contraventions, and related matters.

Last updated: 25 Nov 2020

Sponsored by: Pearse Doherty; Mairéad Farrell

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Bill

The bill is currently before Dáil Éireann, Second Stage

19 Nov 2020

Dáil Éireann
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  • Dáil First Stage

    19 Nov 2020

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    19 Nov 2020

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  • Dáil Second Stage

    19 Nov 2020

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    19 Nov 2020

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    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

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19 Nov 2020

As Initiated

Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020

Debates

25 Nov 2020

Dáil Éireann

Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

24 Nov 2020

Dáil Éireann

Regulation of Lobbying (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage [Private Members]