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Former Sen. Bill Emmerson to oversee lobbyists for hospital group
Los Angeles Times

A week after resigning from the state Senate, Republican Bill Emmerson of Redlands has been named a senior vice president of the California Hospital Assn., where he will oversee the group’s in-house and contract lobbyists. Emmerson follows others who have quit the Legislature to oversee lobbying of lawmakers for a private interest, without becoming registered lobbyists themselves. Former Sen. Michael Rubio did so this year, abruptly resigning to head government affairs for Chevron.

Lawmakers are barred from themselves lobbying their legislative colleagues for one year.