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The Portland Auditor has temporarily suspended enforcement of lobbying and political consultant reporting requirements for first quarter reports due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The deadline for lobbyist reports covering activity for the period of January 1 to March 31 is […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall has announced a grace period to file the first quarter lobbyist and principal reports due April 22. This comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of social distancing, Penalties for failure […]

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Flag of Nassau County, NY

The Office of the County Attorney announced emergency regulations extending the deadline for filing first quarter lobbyist reports. This comes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and current state of emergency. The deadline for lobbyist reports covering activity for the […]

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In response to COVID-19, the Hawaii State Ethics Commission issued an order. The order extends the deadline for lobbyist and employer activity reports to April 30. Originally, the reports were scheduled to be due on March 31 for the reporting […]

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Connecticut State Capitol

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Office of State Ethics announced a 30-day grace period for first quarter client lobbyist reports due on April 10. Any client lobbyist unable to meet the April 10 deadline will have until May 10 […]

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On November 9, a public hearing will be held regarding proposed regulations for the new Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act. The hearing will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the State House, Room 313. Additionally, a public […]

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State Representative Jeff Steinborn has introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at lobbyist disclosure and transparency. Steinborn’s bills would require employers of lobbyists to file biannual reports disclosing all funding spent to lobby the state government; would require lobbyists to […]

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The Office of the City Clerk has published new rules to the city’s lobbying law following a public comment period and summerlong review by the Law Department. The rules require a lobbyist or client to designate a principal officer to […]

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Q. Many of the state legislatures I lobby are currently in session. Does this affect when my lobbying reports are due? A. While some states have reporting schedules that do not vary from year to year, others tie their lobbyist […]

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Q. For federal income tax purposes, our organization has been using the aggregate amounts reported on our quarterly LD-2 lobbying activity report as our nondeductible lobbying expenses.  Can the expenditures we compile for LDA reporting be used interchangeably for tax […]

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Q. Several employees from my organization engage in selling to the states.  Do they have any lobbyist registration or reporting requirements? A. The answer to your inquiry depends on two things:  first, does the state regulate procurement lobbying, and second, […]

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The Ethics Commission has produced a summary of changes to the city lobbyist ordinance taking effect July 26, 2014. Ordinance File No. 130374 expands the definition of “lobbyist” and requires random audits of lobbying reports. Meeting the registration threshold of […]

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The Board of Supervisors passed amendments to the city’s lobbying law at a meeting on June 17, 2014. Ordinance 130374 expands the definition of “lobbyist” and requires random audits of lobbying reports. The lobbying exemption for contractors and their attorneys […]

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In late 2013, the New York City Council passed Local Law 129 of 2013, making many changes to current lobbying law in the city and surrounding boroughs. Many of the new law’s provisions are effective today, May 16, 2014. The […]

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