October 21, 2020 •
Michigan Lobby Registration Act 2021 Reporting Thresholds Published
The Bureau of Elections posted the Lobby Registration Act 2021 Reporting Thresholds.
This changes every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index for Detroit.
The threshold for a lobbyist compensating a lobbyist agent or other employee increased from $2,525 to $2,575 for any 12-month period.
The financial transaction threshold between a registered lobbyist or lobbyist agent and a public official increased from $1,275 to $1,300.
Travel and lodging reimbursements increased from $825 to $850.
Food and beverage expenditures for a public official increased from $63 to $64 in any month.
Meanwhile, the $400 threshold for food and beverages purchased between January 1 and the end of the reporting period remains the same as last year.
Employee reimbursements increased from $25 to $26, and the general gift threshold also increased from $63 to $64.
Late filing fees increased from $25 a day up to a maximum of $750, to $26 and a $780 maximum.
The registration threshold of $650 for a lobbyist agent or a lobbyist’s expenditure on one public official during a 12-month period and exempt expenditures at $13, remain the same as last year.
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