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State and Federal Communications, Inc. Presents Four New 2017 Online Publications Capturing the Extensive Register of Government Compliance Laws on Political Contributions, Lobbying, Procurement Lobbying, and Canadian Compliance

AKRON, OHIO, December 2016 – State and Federal Communications, Inc., the industry leader in government compliance information and consulting, is debuting its 2017 group of online publications for government relations professionals to provide one knowledge source of the myriad regulations and laws regarding compliance reporting for Political Contributions, Lobbying, Procurement Lobbying, and Canadian Compliance. These four new online publications are all located on the company’s website at www.stateandfed.com

            According to Ms. Elizabeth Z. Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, “Our unique online publications are considered invaluable to government relations professionals and contract lobbyists who need to know and comply with all the various government laws regarding compliance. We make it easy to decipher and understand compliance regulations, and to accurately report activities to government entities as needed.”ded.”ded.”

            The four new 2017 editions are: Political Contributions Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM; Lobbying Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM; Procurement Lobbying Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM; and Canadian Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM.

The subscription-based online compliance publications provide accurate, comprehensive, and timely information on thousands of rules, regulations, and statutes across the states, the U.S. federal government, more than 300 municipalities, and also the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments. They are optimized to easily use on any device – computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – and updated continually so government relations professionals are able comply in a timely and accurate manner.

Four different online publications are offered because some clients only require specific compliance information. So clients have the option to subscribe to one or more of the publications, with special pricing bundles available.

Delving separately into each of the four new 2017 online publications, first, Political Contributions Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM, provides reference information on what political contribution activities are allowed, and not allowed, under various laws at every government level. This online database has information for every jurisdiction with precise listings and summaries of each state law, contribution limits and specific prohibitions, with full descriptions of registration and reporting requirements.

            Second, Lobbying Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM, is the definitive source for lobbying compliance laws on the U.S. federal, state, and municipal levels of government. The online publication details exactly what lobbying activities are allowed, and not allowed, under various compliance laws, with full descriptions of registration and reporting requirements, summaries of gift laws, and all forms required for registering, reporting, securing employer authorization, and terminating registration.

            Third, Procurement Lobbying Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM, focuses solely on corporate compliance related to procurement lobbying, and is of particular importance as federal, state, and local governments purchase trillions of dollars of goods and services. This online publication presents all procurement lobbying laws in the 50 states, the federal government, and more than 300 municipal jurisdictions, along with common-language descriptions of these same ordinances and statutes. It is a must-have reference for any and every company doing business with states and municipal governments.

The fourth online publication, Canadian Compliance Laws for Government Relations ProfessionalsTM, is for U.S.-based companies conducting or considering doing business in Canada, the United States’ largest trading partner. It is critical to know the compliance rules and regulations for lobbying, making campaign contributions, and procurement lobbying in Canada. The Canadian governments, federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal, have unique lobbying and political activities laws and regulations that can be unlike those in the U.S., so this publication details listings and summaries of each applicable law with full descriptions of registration and reporting requirements.

These four online publications from State and Federal Communications were previously known for many years as the ‘Executive Source Guides’ says Ms. Bartz. “We’ve now re-branded them for 2017 so their titles more accurately reflect the vital content contained inside, and we’ve added the phrasing ‘for Government Relations Professionals’ to each title to directly hone in on specific users of this information.”

State and Federal Communications trains users on how to quickly use its website to find the compliance news and information they need. Included with all the online publications are all the necessary forms for completing compliance reporting requirements.

State and Federal Communications has become a trusted ally to many Fortune 500 companies, associations, and law, labor, accounting and lobbying firms, and individual contract lobbyists with focused government relations initiatives.

Ms. Bartz explains, “These groups need to stay current with all state and federal compliance rules, regulations, and laws. If they don’t comply fully, correctly, and on-time, even if done inadvertently, then repercussions can be severe, including major and minor financial penalties and fines, and bad exposures in the media. The many rules can be daunting, however, our staff of experts research these laws, read legal opinions, and talk to key state compliance officers every day to navigating these complex regulations, then update the online publications.

“That’s where we especially help our clients,” she adds, “by delivering current, comprehensive information on compliance laws across the USA and Canada, instantly accessible through our vast website database.”

State and Federal Communications roots can be traced to 1975, when a Washington, D.C, firm called State and Federal Associates began offering printed publications of compliance law information to range of clients. In 1993, Elizabeth Bartz, who had been working at the company producing these compliance publications for a number of years, purchased the government compliance information division, and named the new company State and Federal Communications, Inc., moving the company to Akron, Ohio that year.

Today State and Federal Communications maintains a compliance team of 40 attorneys, researchers and support staff in Akron, Ohio and Washington, D.C., focused only on state, federal, and municipal laws regarding lobbying, political contributions, and procurement lobbying. The company coined the term, ‘I Comply’ so that its clients would be comfortable in knowing they were meeting their compliance obligations, and it has become a standard theme for the company at trade shows, in all branding, literature, and even promotional lapel pins.

            State and Federal Communications also offers separate compliance consulting services, to monitor and take care of all reporting requirements for select clients. This is popular with Fortune 500 clients and key associations that require a higher level of service.

For more information about the new series of four online compliance publications for government relations professionals for 2017, visit http://www.stateandfed.com or call 330-761-9960 to receive the 2017 brochure.

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The 2017 Online Compliance Publications for Government  Relations Professionals are available from State and Federal

About State and Federal Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1993, State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides government compliance information and consulting to many of the Fortune 500 companies; to trade, labor, and professional associations; and to corporate and contract lobbyists in all 50 states. The firm's in-house staff of attorneys is expert in state, federal, and municipal laws regarding lobbying, political contributions, and procurement lobbying. The company distributes accurate, comprehensive, and timely information through online and printed resources, which its clients rely on to maintain compliance with laws in all 50 states, the federal government, and more than 125 municipalities. For more information, visit http://www.stateandfed.com/

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