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REGISTRATION OF LOBBYISTS
264b. Lobbying firm listings; reports of expenditures, compensation, and gifts;
(a) On forms
provided by the Secretary of State, every lobbying firm shall file a listing of
all lobbyists who are employed by, subcontracted by, members of, or affiliated
with the lobbying firm within 48 hours of any such lobbyists commencing
lobbying activities. The lobbying firm shall file an updated listing within 48
hours of any changes to the listing. Every lobbying firm shall pay an initial
listing fee of $150.00.
lobbying firm shall file a disclosure report on the same day as lobbyist
disclosure reports are due under subsection 264(a) of this title which shall
(1) A total of
all lobbying expenditures made by the lobbying firm in each of the following
including television, radio, print, and electronic media.
incurred for telemarketing, polling, or similar activities if the activities
are intended, designed, or calculated, directly or indirectly, to influence
legislative or administrative action. The report shall specify the amount, the
person to whom the amount was paid, and a brief description of the activity.
agreements in excess of $100.00 per year or direct business relationships that
are in existence or were entered into within the previous 12 months between the
lobbying firm and:
(i) a legislator
legislator's or administrator's spouse; or
legislator's or administrator's dependent household member.
(D) The total
amount of any other lobbying expenditures.
(2) The total
amount of compensation paid to a lobbying firm for lobbying with the name and
address of each registered employer who engaged the services of the lobbying
firm reporting. It shall be sufficient to include a prorated amount based on
the value of the time devoted to lobbying where compensation is to be included
for a lobbying firm whose activities under this chapter are incidental to other
responsibilities to the employer.
(3) An itemized
list of every gift the value of which is greater than $15.00, made by or on
behalf of the lobbying firm to or at the request of one or more legislators or
administrative officials or a member of a legislator's or administrative
official's immediate family. With respect to each gift, the lobbying firm shall
report the date the gift was made, the nature of the gift, the value of the
gift, the identity of any legislators or administrative officials who requested
the gift, and the identity of any recipients of the gift. Monetary gifts, other
than political contributions, shall be prohibited.
(4) Repealed.] (Added 2007, No. 5, § 4, eff. April 12, 2007;
amended 2013, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 68; 2013, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 11;
2015, No. 23, § 138; 2015, No. 49, § 4.)