March 17, 2020 •
Maine Governor Signs Bill Clarifying Lobbyist Reporting Requirements
On March 12, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law Legislative Document 1867 clarifying lobbyist reporting and registration requirements.
The bill requires lobbyists to file a separate report for expenditures totaling over $300 in a calendar month.
Expenditures include those made to or on behalf of covered officials by the lobbyist, lobbyist associate or lobbying firm without reimbursement from an employer.
Legislative Document 1867 also defines a lobbying firm as a partnership, corporation, limited liability company or unincorporated association that employs or contracts with more than one lobbyist or lobbyist associate.
Additionally, the firm receives or is entitled to receive compensation for engaging in lobbying either directly or through its employees.
The bill also expands the annual harassment training to include lobbyist associates.
Legislative Document 1867 is effective December 1, 2020.
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