Texas 2022 Lobbying Thresholds Increase - State and Federal Communications

January 27, 2022  •  

Texas 2022 Lobbying Thresholds Increase

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The Texas Ethics Commission posted the 2022 lobbying registration thresholds, which increase every year in January to reflect the change in the consumer price index.

The thresholds for individual lobbyist compensation and reimbursement increased from $1,620 to $1,640.

Expenditures increased from $810 to $820 per calendar quarter, not including expenditures for an individual’s travel, food, lodging, or membership dues.

If a lobbyist does not intend to exceed $1,890 during a calendar year in lobbying expenditures, the lobbyist may file an annual report, due on January 10.

The previous threshold for 2021 was $1,860.

Salary reporting thresholds have also increased.

Compensation or reimbursement required to be reported must be reported as an exact amount if the compensation or reimbursement received exceeds $944,430.

The previous exact amount threshold for 2021 was $931,500.

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