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Tallahassee City Hall

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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The City of Aurora opened its Lobbyist Registration Portal. The city’s Ordinance 2021-08 took effect August 1 and quarterly activity reports are now required. The first report is due October 15. The city’s website notes the City Clerk will accept […]

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The Board of County Commissioners have adopted Ordinance 21-73 adding additional requirements to the registration and reporting of lobbyists communication with the Miami-Dade County. The new requirements include requiring lobbyists to disclose the specific issues they are lobbying, lobbyist registration […]

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The Boston Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission recently adopted lobbying regulations to complement the city’s lobbyist registration and regulation ordinance. Effective immediately, clients or lobbying entities required to file reports must itemize all expenditures exceeding $35 on any day during a […]

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Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Joint Legislative Ethics Committee published a reminder they will not accept cash, money orders, or physical checks for payment of 2021 lobbying registration fees. The online payment portal, accessible via the lobbyist’s OLAC account was established in 2019. […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

North Carolina’s General Assembly has extended the legislative session to adjourn sine die on September 3. This extension will allow for consideration of matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered lobbyists who make an expenditure on legislators and legislative employees […]

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Idaho Capitol Building - JSquish

Due to the special legislative session being called for August 24, 2020, registered lobbyists will be required to file a monthly report. Monthly reports must be filed on or before September 15, 2020, covering the month of August. For questions […]

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Nebraska Capitol Building

The second session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die on August 13 after 60 legislative days of a session interrupted by COVID-19. Speaker Jim Scheer suspended the session in mid-March in response to growing safety concerns regarding the […]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills

On March 12, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law Legislative Document 1867 clarifying lobbyist reporting and registration requirements. The bill requires lobbyists to file a separate report for expenditures totaling over $300 in a calendar month. Expenditures include those made […]

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New Jersey Capitol Building

On February 3, a bill was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly establishing the Local Governmental Process Activities Disclosure Act. Assembly Bill 2432 extends the same disclosure, reporting, and other requirements that govern the activities of governmental affairs agents to […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

In an effort to increase transparency, Sen. Jeff Steinborn is sponsoring a bill that would require post-session lobbying reports. Under Senate Bill 53, lobbyists or their employers would have to file an expenditure report within 14 days after each legislative […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Office of the Secretary of State released a notice on December 17 that registration of lobbyists and lobbying entities will be delayed until January 6, 2020. The delay is due to the programming required to implement the registration changes […]

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In 2018, the Baltimore City Council enacted the Transparency in Lobbying Act requiring lobbyists to file reports twice a year and affirmatively identify their clients when approaching city government officials. The effective date of the act was contingent on a […]

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