September 28, 2023 •
North Carolina Legislature Passes Bill Increasing Lobbying Registration Fee
The General Assembly passed House Bill 259 on September 22.
Gov. Roy Cooper has indicated he will not veto the bill and allow the bill to become law without his signature.
House Bill 259 increases the lobbyist and principal registration fee from $250 to $500.
It also establishes an expedited pass for lobbyists and liaison personnel to accelerate entry into the State Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building during the hours these buildings are open to the public.
The Legislative Services Commission may charge lobbyists a fee of up two $2,000 and liaison personnel a fee of up to $1,000 per pass, for each regular session.
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