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Q: I need to lobby on the municipal level, but I’m registered with the state. Am I covered? A: It will depend on the state, but you might not be covered. Some states, including Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, and New York, […]

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Georgia is replacing its lobbyist e-filing system for 2024. Clients and lobbyists will have to register, but only once in the new system. Lobbyists will be able to reregister every year based on this initial registration and clients will only […]

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On January 1, the city of Burlington, Ontario’s new lobbyist registry bylaw comes into effect. The law effectively replaces the city’s Lobbyist Registration Policy, which passed on October 19, 2021, and came into effect January of 2022. As noted in […]

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A Sarasota commissioner has proposed an act to require lobbyist registration for any person hired for the purpose of lobbying. The act is intended to diminish clandestine lobbying done in secret by private individuals. This act will affect anyone paid […]

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The General Assembly passed House Bill 259 on September 22. Gov. Roy Cooper has indicated he will not veto the bill and allow the bill to become law without his signature. House Bill 259 increases the lobbyist and principal registration […]

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Oakland, California - by James BeBop

The Oakland Ethics Commission passed a Master Fee Schedule including a newly added annual lobbyist registration fee of $500 and a late filing fee of $10 per day for registrations and reports. The City Council approved the inclusion of the […]

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Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

Q: I’ve had a few discussions with legislators in Washington. Do I need to register? A: Unlike some states that require registration before you begin lobbying, Washington is not a “first toe in the water state.” As a result, there […]

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Q: I need to register as a lobbyist in Quebec for my company. What steps do we need to complete in the new system? A: The Lobbyist Registry in Quebec has been replaced by Carrefour Lobby Quebec.  Previously, the senior […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker certified the changes to Senate Bill 539, an ethics omnibus bill passed with an amendatory veto in September. Public Act 102-0664 is effective January 1, 2022, and requires state registration under the Lobbyist Registration Act by […]

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office issued guidance related to the registration of part-time in-house lobbyists. The office clarified that in-house employees of non-lobbying organizations must register as a lobbyist so long as they engage in some lobbying activities on […]

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Maine Capitol Building

The Maine Ethics Commission announced it would hold a three-hour course covering recent changes to the law governing the registration and reporting requirements for political committees. The course will take place on October 18, both in-person and over Zoom, from […]

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On September 9, the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia (ORL) will implement a change to its online registry that will allow for streamlining the process for declaring certain coalition activities. The change involves answering additional questions […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada has released information concerning COVID-19 emergency funding and registration requirements online. Several key points are emphasized by the Office: communications with public office holders about the making, developing or amending of […]

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One of the federal lobbying registration thresholds for organizations employing in-house lobbyists has been increased. Now, an organization employing in-house lobbyists whose total expenses in connection with lobbying activities do not exceed and are not expected to exceed $14,000 in […]

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