April 9, 2021 •
Maine Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
The Maine Legislature adjourned sine die Tuesday, March 30.
During the session, the Ethics Commission proposed Legislative Document 670 to increase the annual registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 to $125.
The bill would have raised lobbyist registration fees for the first time in over 20 years but did not pass in the first regular session.
The Legislature also scheduled a special session to convene on April 28 regarding a proposed supplemental budget.
This does affect lobbyist reporting.
A registered lobbyist is required to file monthly reports beginning the month they register through the lobbying year.
However, after the legislative session is concluded, if the lobbyist anticipates no further lobbying for a client, the lobbyist may file a request for a non-session waiver with their final monthly report for the session.
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