September 1, 2016 •
Tempe, AZ Approves New Lobbying Law
On August 18, the city of Tempe, Arizona passed an ordinance creating a lobbying law.
Ordinance No. O2016.46 creates a lobbyist registration program requiring an individual to file a registration statement with the city clerk within 10 calendar days. Lobbying is defined as a communication with any public official for the purpose of influencing official action. Lobbyists are required to file annual expenditure reports covering a calendar year no later than January 31 following the reportable year.
The ordinance provides exceptions to registration, definitions, and other information relating to lobbyist disclosure and becomes effective on January 1, 2017.
Photo of the Tempe skyline by Schwnj on Wikimedia Commons.
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