June 28, 2022 •
Santa Ana Makes First Pass on Lobbying Law
Santa Ana city council unanimously passed the first reading of a new lobbyist registration ordinance, outlining who must register, when reports are required, and the penalties for failing to follow the rules laid out in the ordinance.
The ordinance defines a lobbyist as any individual, business entity or organization, including a non-profit organization, that receives or becomes entitled to receive five hundred dollars or more in consideration in a month to lobby.
Once an individual becomes a lobbyist, they are required to register with the city clerk within 15 days.
If the ordinance follows the typical path to become law, the bill will need to be voted on two more times before it officially passes.
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