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The Tallahassee Commission on Ethics introduced an ordinance to change lobbying rules including a repeal of quarterly compensation reporting and a requirement for lobbyists to begin registering individually rather than by firm. The commission also adopted a 10-year ban on […]

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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 […]

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Utah lawmakers passed a lobbying transparency bill establishing requirements for foreign agents and amending the definition of lobbying. House Bill 90 defines the term foreign agent and requires a foreign agent to register with the lieutenant governor. Under the bill, […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills

On June 8, Gov. Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 670 to increase lobbyist registration fees and Legislative Document 1377 amending campaign finance definitions. Legislative Document 670 raises registration fees for lobbyists from $200 to $250 and lobbyist associates from $100 […]

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has issued an advisory encouraging people subject to lobbying registration and reporting requirements to continue to make the best efforts to timely file all legally required reports and statements. However, it may be […]

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The Lobby Registration Commission is extending the first period activity report filing deadline from May 31 to July 15. First period activity reports cover the period from November 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020. Any late fees imposed for reports […]

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Local lawmakers are considering an ordinance requiring lobbyists working in Aurora to register and report expenditures in excess of $75. At-large councilwoman Angela Lawson, who is also the Lobbyist Registration Program Manager for the secretary of state, first introduced the […]

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Beginning October 1, 2017, all lobbyists must register and file reports through the new lobbyist registration and reporting system. The new system requires all lobbyists, regardless of whether they are new lobbyists or currently registered, to re-register and submit a […]

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The Baltimore County Council passed an ethics bill requiring training for certain county government officials and registered lobbyists. The bill requires the Ethics Commission to provide a training course for registered lobbyists at least twice a year. A registered lobbyist […]

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On Wednesday, Dallas City Council voted unanimously to overhaul the city’s ethics laws after months of work to tighten rules on lobbying and reduce political influence in City Hall. Among other things, the new ethics rules bar successful campaign managers […]

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The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has approved the publication of a proposal amending lobbyist registration and reporting obligations. The proposal would require governmental affairs agents and represented entities to file all lobbying forms and reports electronically. A registration […]

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Registration and reporting requirements will be affected

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Replaces previous online system

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Recommendations to Congress promote more transparency and accountability from lobbyists.

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