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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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Aurora City Council member Angela Lawson is sponsoring an ordinance to create lobbyist registration and reporting requirements. Lawson’s sweeping proposals would require lobbyists to register their clients and income with the city and submit quarterly, detailed reports on their activities […]

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Puerto Rico Capitol Building

In furtherance of transparency, Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro R. Pierluisi passed an administrative order establishing registration and reporting requirements and creating new prohibitions for lobbyists and lobbyist firms engaging with the House of Representatives. Administrative Order 2021-03 directs the House […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) announced additional time to file registrations and reports due in January 2021. Any filing due in January will be considered timely filed if submitted by January 29, 2021. The extension is in response […]

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State of Hawaii

The Hawaii Ethics Commission administrative rules on gifts and lobbying are now live. Additionally, optional lobbyist training sessions will take place on the mornings of January 6, 2021 and January 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. Title 21 of the Hawaii […]

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The threshold amount a lobbyist can earn to trigger lobbyist registration in Montana will increase. The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices received approval for this increase to take place. The threshold amount for 2021 is $2,650, effective January 1, 2021.

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

New Mexico lobbyists and lobbyist employers may begin registering and paying their registration fees in the new Campaign Finance Information System available at: Both lobbyists and lobbyist employers will be required to register and create an employer/employee relationship to […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 404 into law, extending expiration dates for licenses issued by state agencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lobbyist registrations set to expire at the end of 2020 will remain active until July 1, […]

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December 3, 2020  •  

Lobbying Ordinance Voted Down in Memphis

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Memphis City Council voted against adopting an ordinance requiring those lobbying the council to register with the city and name their clients. The ordinance would have required lobbyists to register annually and pay a registration fee of $50. The ordinance […]

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