September 18, 2019 •
Puerto Rico to Release First Digital Lobbyist Registry Platform
The Puerto Rico Department of Justice plans to launch its digital Lobbyist Registry platform this week to regulate interactions with government agencies.
The launch is pursuant to former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s executive order.
Executive Order 2019-031 provides that any person who carries out any lobbying activity before a government agency must register with the Lobbyists Registry and provide a sworn statement with the clients he or she represents before the Government of Puerto Rico.
Additionally, the lobbyist must disclose the businesses in which he or she has roles in either through shares or professional service contracts.
The executive order also calls for the creation of a transparency code prohibiting all executive branch cabinet members from participating in any type of meeting with any person who engages in lobbying and not registered in the Lobbyist Registry.
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