March 7, 2011 •
Lobbyist Registration Coming to Tallahassee
Effective April 1, 2011, lobbyists will be required to register with the city treasurer-clerk prior to engaging in any lobbying. Lobbyists will be required to pay a fee of $25 for each principal represented. Additionally, each lobbying firm may register in the name of the firm, corporation, or legal entity, provided the registration lists the names of all persons who engage in lobbying for the firm.
Further, each lobbying firm will be required to file a quarterly compensation report during each calendar quarter during any portion of which the lobbyist or lobbying firm was registered to represent a principal. A provision was also included in the ordinance stating the annual period of registration will be the calendar year, ending December 31, and noted the first period of registration will begin on the ordinance’s effective date of April 1, 2011, and all registrations during the 2011 year after such time will end on December 31, 2011.
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