Chicago Lobbying Ordinance Passes - State and Federal Communications

July 24, 2019  •  

Chicago Lobbying Ordinance Passes

Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

City Council unanimously approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ethics ordinance on July 24, changing the definition of lobbyist for purposes of registration.

Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305 provides that a person acting on behalf of a nonprofit will not need to register as a lobbyist if he or she is unpaid or is providing technical assistance to the nonprofit.

The ordinance will become effective 90 days after its passage and publication.

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