John Thrasher has registered to lobby for Florida State University, two years after his installation as the university’s president.
Under state law, former legislators must wait two years before becoming eligible to seek to influence their former colleagues. Thrasher’s registration took effect on Monday, according to state records.
Thrasher is a former House speaker who turned lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group before beginning service in the Senate in 2009.
He became FSU president in November 2014.
The two-year lobbying ban extends to such key state employees “unless employed by another agency of state government,” according to state law.