Bill requires Maine lobbyists to wear name tags

AUGUSTA -- The Maine House has given its final approval to a bill requiring registered lobbyists and their associates to wear name tags while engaged in lobbying activities.

The bill, which faces a final Senate vote, would require lobbyists to wear tags that clearly display their name and firm, as well as their employer or the organization the lobbyist represents.

Similar bills have come up in Maine and other states in past years to help identify people working the halls to influence legislation.

n Augusta, many lobbyists already wear identifying tags.