Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted to have the county attorney draft an ordinance banning text messages during commission meetings.
Last month, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran established new rules for lobbyists. He banned lobbyists from texting members while they are in committees or on House floor. lobbyists who violate the ban would lose their privileges to lobby the rest of the session.
In November, the Pasco County Commission voted to not renew its contract with its lobbyists when the current agreement expires. Speaker Corcoran has almost denounced the practices of cities and counties hiring lobbyists to push agendas with lawmakers.