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Archive for December, 2018

By-Election Announced for Topsail-Paradise in Newfoundland and Labrador

elections

On December 19, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced a by-election date of January 24, 2019, for the Topsail-Paradise Continued on Next Page

Bill Amending U.S. Lobbying Law Passes Congress

lobbying

On December 20, the U.S. Congress passed legislation requiring lobbyists to disclose any prior convictions. Senate Bill 2896, the “Justice Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – December 20, 2018

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, News You Can Use

      Federal: Lawmakers Push Review of New Member Events After Complaints Over Lobbyists at Harvard Orientation Washington Post Continued on Next Page

Settlement Reached in Case Against JCOPE’s Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations

ethics, JCOPE, lobbying, New York

On November 28, 2018, a lawsuit had been filed against the Joint Commission on Public Ethics to stop the commission’s Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Michigan: “Legislation Shielding Non-Profit Political Donors Heads to Snyder” by Beth LeBlanc for Detroit News Mississippi: “Companies Asked Continued on Next Page

Missouri Announces New Filing System for 2019 Lobbyist Renewals

lobbying, Missouri

The Missouri Ethics Commission announced a new electronic filing system for 2019 lobbyist renewals with mobile-friendly features including entering expenditures Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Bennett Loses Court Bid to Get Public Financing for Gubernatorial Campaign” by Howard Fischer (Capitol News Srevices) Continued on Next Page

JCOPE Launches Registration Section of New Lobbying Reporting System

JCOPE, lobbying, New York

The New York Joint Commission On Public Ethics (JCOPE) has launched the registration and related reportable business relationship filing section Continued on Next Page

Special Session Called in Kentucky

Kentucky, legislative sessions, special session

Governor Bevin called a special session to find a resolution to the public employee pension plan. Two bills were introduced Continued on Next Page

Wisconsin Ethics Commission Relocates

ethics, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission will be unavailable by phone on Tuesday, December 18, due to a change in its location. Continued on Next Page

Prince Edward Island Lobbying Laws Scheduled to Come into Force on April 1, 2019

Canada, ethics, lobbying, Prince Edward Island

The new lobbying law for the province of Prince Edward Island is scheduled to come into effect April 1, 2019, Continued on Next Page

Canadian Territory of Yukon To Have Lobbying Law

Canada, lobbying, Yukon

Sometime in 2019 the Canadian territory of Yukon will have its first lobbying law. Bill No. 23, the Lobbyist Registration Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: “Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations” by Sharon LaFraniere, Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance National: Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years After Implicating Trump in Hush-Money Scandal by Benjamin Weiser and William Continued on Next Page

South Carolina Calls Special Election for House District 14

elections, South Carolina, special elections

After a 16-year legislative career, state Rep. Mike Pitts will step down from his House District 14 seat on January Continued on Next Page

Lawmakers Pass a Return to 2016 State Board of Elections Structure

elections, North Carolina

The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill to return the administration of elections, ethics, and lobbying regulations to the Continued on Next Page

Pennsylvania State Representative Resigns

elections, Pennsylvania, special elections

State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned on December 12 under protest. In October, she was convicted of bribery, conflict of Continued on Next Page

FEC to Consider Whether Mining Cryptocurrencies Is Contribution

campaign finance, Cryptocurrency, elections, FEC, Federal Election Commission

On December 13, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may consider whether allowing an individual volunteering to allow the processing power Continued on Next Page

FEC Seeks Comments on Comments

campaign finance, elections, FEC, Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is seeking public comments on proposals for rules establishing specific time periods for the submission Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, procurement

Campaign Finance National: “Democratic, GOP Super PACs Quadruple Fundraising as Big-Money Groups’ Influence Grows” by Maggie Severns for Politico Elections Continued on Next Page

Portland Mayor Enacts Voter Approved Campaign Finance Measure

campaign finance, Oregon, Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler submitted to City Council a proclamation stating the recently passed campaign finance ballot measure is enacted and Continued on Next Page

Hawaii Announces New Electronic Filing System

electronic filing, Hawaii, lobbying

The Hawaii Ethics Commission will launch a new electronic filing system for lobbying registrations and disclosures beginning in January 2019, Continued on Next Page

News You Can Use Digest – December 6, 2018

campaign finance, elections, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying, News You Can Use

National: Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan Push to Curb Power of Newly-Elected Democrats Washington Post – Mark Berman, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, and Continued on Next Page

Arizona Judge Rules Campaign Finance Laws Unconstitutional

Arizona, campaign finance

In a ruling this week, the Maricopa County Superior Court restored expanded oversight to the Citizens Clean Election Commission and Continued on Next Page

Thursday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, ethics, legislative issues, lobbying

Campaign Finance Arizona: “Watchdog Group: Ducey re-election PAC received illegal $500,000 contribution” by Maria Polletta for Arizona Republic Massachusetts: “Massachusetts Continued on Next Page

D.C. Campaign Finance Bill Passes Second Vote

campaign finance, D.C., District of Columbia, pay-to-play, procurement

The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill in a second full council vote that aims to restrict political contributions by Continued on Next Page

Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics

Campaign Finance Florida: “Ross Spano Acknowledges Possible ‘Violation’ of Campaign Finance Law” by William March for Tampa Bay Times Pennsylvania: Continued on Next Page

Baltimore Lobbying Bill Becomes Law without Mayor’s Signature

Baltimore, ethics, lobbying, Maryland

On October 15, 2018, the Baltimore City Council passed an ethics bill introduced by City Councilman Zeke Cohen. Ordinance No. Continued on Next Page

GA Special Election for House District 5

elections, Georgia, special elections

A special election was announced for January 8, 2019, to fill the seat for House District 5. The seat is Continued on Next Page

Tuesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

ethics, legislative issues

Ethics National: “Six White House Officials Reprimanded for Violating the Hatch Act” by Michelle Ye Hee Lee for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Continued on Next Page

Colorado Announces Campaign Finance Amendments

campaign finance, Colorado, elections

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced changes to the state’s campaign and political finance rules. The amendments concern the Continued on Next Page

Monday’s LobbyComply News Roundup

campaign finance, elections, ethics, lobbying

Campaign Finance California: L.A. Councilman’s Wife Was a Paid Fundraiser. Ex-Aides Say He Assigned Them to Help by Adam Elmahrek, Continued on Next Page

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