September 22, 2011 •
Philadelphia Board of Ethics Approves Lobbying Regulations
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has approved proposed regulations that define lobbying activity and describe how lobbyists must register and report expenditures.
If the regulations are approved by the Law Department, they could become effective in early October. A previous board decision to provide a 30 day grace period would not require lobbyist registration until November.
Additionally, registration could begin only when the board has an online registration system in place. Shane Creamer, executive director of the board, stated he hoped the online registration system would be ready in November.
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