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  Lobbyist
Whether lobbyists work for a large organization, a private individual, or the general public, their goals and strategies are the same.
Lobbyists tend to work long hours-between forty and eighty hours per week is normal, and when a bill is up for vote they will usually work through at least one night.
Primarily, the lobbyist works with legislators and aides, both of which are career options for former lobbyists, with their inside knowledge of the political system.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=88   (790 words)

  
 Lobbying - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States for example, lobbyists must be registered unless they represent an elected official, or an organization of elected officials, such as the National Governors Association.
Lobbyists in the United States target the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and state legislatures.
But starting in the late 1980s, high salaries for lobbyists, an increasing demand for lobbyists, greater turnover in Congress, and a change in the control of the House all contributed to a change in attitude about the appropriateness of former elected officials becoming lobbyists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lobbyist   (995 words)

  
 Meyers & Associates - Lobbyist, Governmental & Legislative Consulting
Lobbyists assist in the preparation and presentation of information, testify at congressional hearings, and arrange and attend face-to-face meetings with congressional staff and/or Members of Congress or agency officials.
Lobbyists often assist the congressional offices with information that must be submitted to the appropriate congressional committee or federal agency.
Lobbyists meet with other lobbyists and organizations that are active on Capitol Hill and work together to advance good legislation or alter bad legislation.
www.meyersandassociates.com   (746 words)

  
 Tennessee Registry of Election Finance - Lobbyists FAQs
Letters will be sent to lobbyists who were registered in the previous year notifying them that their registration(s) has expired and that they must complete new lobbyist registration form in order to be registered for the new calendar year.
Additionally, under the lobbying law, a lobbyist, employer of a lobbyist or PAC controlled by a lobbyist or employer of a lobbyist is prohibited from making a contribution to a candidate for governor or member of the General Assembly during regular annual legislative session.
A lobbyist or an employer of a lobbyist is prohibited from making a gift to a candidate for state public office, a legislative branch official, an executive branch official or to an immediate family member of such candidate or official.
www.state.tn.us /tref/lobbyists/lobbyists_faq.htm   (1511 words)

  
 chapter 97
The name and principal place of business of each person by whom the lobbyist is retained or employed or on whose behalf the lobbyist appears or works and a written authorization to act as a lobbyist from each person by whom the lobbyist is employed or with whom the lobbyist contracts.
The lobbyist and the employer of the lobbyist shall remain subject, however, to the requirements of chapter 97 for the period during which the registration was effective.
Each registered lobbyist shall renew the lobbyist's registration biennially by filing a registration and authorization form with the state ethics commission within ten days of the opening of the 1983 regular session of the legislature and on every odd-numbered year's session thereafter.
www.state.hi.us /ethics/noindex/Chap97.htm   (2232 words)

  
 WV Lobbyist Information - Ethics Commission
All expenditures made by the lobbyist or by his or her employer on government officials or employees in furtherance of lobbying activities are reportable expenses.
Lobbyists are responsible for keeping a record of all lobbying expenditures, whatever the amount, for two years from the date reports are filed and may be subject to audit.
Lobbyists who fail to file a required report in a timely manner are subject to fines of $10.00 per day (maximum $250.00) and possible suspension from lobbying in the future.
www.wvethicscommission.org /lobby.htm   (2016 words)

  
 No. 98-2884
The Board's inability to define exactly what behavior of a lobbyist's spouse violates the law has lead them down a path fraught with constitutional peril, forcing individuals who are not even subject to the lobbying law to undergo coerced questioning about their political beliefs and practices.
Rather, it asserts that lobbyists should not be permitted to violate the lobby law by acting through agents; that §13.625(1)(c), Stats., is not unconstitutional; and that the board is not precluded from investigating violations of the statute, even if that means interrogating spouses of lobbyists concerning possible concerted actions to violate the lobby law.
The fact that a married lobbyist has one more relative he or she may advise to make political contributions than does a single lobbyist, results from the lobbyist's individual decision to marry or not.
www.wisbar.org /res/capp/z1998/98-2884.htm   (3646 words)

  
 NYC Lobbyist Search - Help Guide
For those lobbyists who have been retained, employed or designated as lobbyists on or before December 15 of the previous calendar year and who expect to meet the threshold $2,000 amount, the registration deadline is January 15.
Lobbyists retained, employed or designated after December fifteenth, must register within fifteen days after such date of retention, employment, or designation, but no later than ten days after the actual incurring or receiving of such compensation and expenses.
These are lobbyists employed by a lobbyist principal retained, employed or designated by a client to engage in lobbying on a particular subject matter within a calendar year.
www.nyc.gov /lobbyistsearch/helpguide.html   (1767 words)

  
 Iowa Code 2001: Section 68B.37
Contributions made to candidates for state office by the lobbyist during calendar months during the reporting period when the general assembly is not in session.
Reports filed by lobbyists before a state agency shall be filed on or before April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31, for the preceding calendar quarter or parts thereof during which the person was engaged in lobbying.
A lobbyist who cancels the person's lobbyist registration before January 1 of a year shall file a report listing all reportable items for the year in which the cancellation was filed.
www.legis.state.ia.us /IACODE/2001/68B/37.html   (435 words)

  
 Joint Rules 26 - 33, Rules Relating to Lobbying
A lobbyist shall not offer or propose anything to improperly influence the official act, decision, or vote of a legislator, to include the gathering, dissemination and/or distribution of false, misleading, and/or malicious information by their employees, employers, or agents.
A lobbyist, by personal example and admonition to colleagues, shall uphold the honor of the legislative process by the integrity of his or her relationship with legislators.
A lobbyist, when in doubt about the applicability and interpretation of this rule in a particular context, may submit in writing a statement of the facts involved to the Joint Committee on Rules, which consists of the House Rules Committee and the Senate Rules Committee, and may appear in person before the committee.
www.legislature.state.al.us /misc/jointrules/jointrules_lobbying.html   (408 words)

  
 Lobbyist Coordinator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Lobbyists must also file a written authorization from their employer stating that they are authorized to lobby on the employer's behalf.
All lobbyists and lobbyist employers must complete expense reports that are due in the Office of the Secretary of State July 1 of each year.
Lobbyists must report all expenses paid or incurred in connection with promoting, opposing or influencing legislation in any manner during the session of the South Dakota Legislature.
www.sdsos.gov /lobbyist   (183 words)

  
 Lobbyist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The chief lobbyist for the Medical Association of Georgia has filed claims alleging that she was fired because she wouldn't go along with a cover-up of...
Recently, I was shocked to read that the Kitsap County commissioners hired a lobbyist for a considerable sum to represent Kitsap County in Olympia.
In the United States, lobbyists are required to be registered unless they represent an elected official or an organization of elected officials such as the National Governors Association.
www.wikiverse.org /lobbyist   (197 words)

  
 ALL Resources: Speakers Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
If a lobbyist has no record of lobbying experience, there is little to commend him or her for the work.
Lobbyists must be able to understand their clients' interests as well as the laws and policies they hope to influence.
Among other things, it discusses what lobbying is, how one becomes a lobbyist, what background is necessary, how to hire a lobbyist, how a lobbyist does his work.
www.alldc.org /career.htm   (515 words)

  
 SF Ethics Commission: Lobbyist Manual
Clients of a contract lobbyist (the persons on whose behalf the contract lobbyist is paid to lobby), and employees of a contract lobbyist are not themselves contract lobbyists.
If the lobbyist is retained by a client after the date of initial registration, the lobbyist must file a Client Authorization Statement before providing any lobbyist services to the client and before receiving any economic consideration from the client in exchange for such lobbyist services.
If the lobbyist is retained by a client after the date of initial registration, the lobbyist may submit a copy of the Client Authorization Statement by facsimile, provided that the Ethics Commission receives the facsimile copy no later than the filing deadline and receives the original within 15 days of the filing deadline.
www.sfgov.org /site/ethics_page.asp?id=13778   (2820 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
C. Lobbyists' Clients A "client" is the person or organization (the "real party in interest") for whose benefit the services of a lobbyist are being performed.
A person is not considered to be a client if he or she is merely a member of an organization that is represented by a registered lobbyist.
The Act requires lobbyist to re-register annually "within the month preceding the annual registration date." A reasonable interpretation of this language requires you to re-register within the preceding thirty days before your annual registration date.
www.oaklandnet.com /government/public_ethics/LOBBYISTREGISTRATION.doc   (2494 words)

  
 Lobbyist Report Forms, Executive Branch
This form is used to register as a lobbyist in the Executive Branch.
This form must be filed when an Executive Branch lobbyist will no longer be lobbying on behalf of all clients, employers, or causes.
A final Periodic Lobbyist Report must be filed on the normal due date or within fifteen days after cancellation, whichever is earlier.
www.state.ia.us /government/iecdb/forms_brochures/forms/lobbyistforms.htm   (324 words)

  
 General Lobbyist Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A Lobbyist is a person or organization employed, retained, or designated by another, who attempts to influence the passage or defeat of legislation by the State Legislature, the approval or disapproval of legislation by the Governor, or the outcome of a rule, regulation, or rate-making proceeding by a State agency.
Any biennial Lobbyist Statement of Registration submitted after January 1 of the second calendar year of the biennial period shall be accompanied by a prorated registration fee of $100.
In addition, a lobbyist may be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first time failure and a Class E felony for subsequent failures.
www.nylobby.state.ny.us /2003lobinstruct.html   (4325 words)

  
 S.C. Code of Laws Title 2 Chapter 17 Lobbyists And Lobbying - www.scstatehouse.net-LPITS
Each lobbyist who files a written statement of termination pursuant to the provisions of this section must file reports required by this chapter for any reporting period during which the lobbyist was registered pursuant to the provisions of this section.
A lobbyist who is indicted in a state or federal court for a violation of this chapter must be suspended immediately from acting as a lobbyist by the State Ethics Commission.
In addition, any lobbyist or lobbyist's principal convicted of or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a misdemeanor under the provisions of this section is barred from acting as a lobbyist or a lobbyist's principal for a period of three years from the date of the conviction.
www.scstatehouse.net /code/t02c017.htm   (6619 words)

  
 MN CFBoard - Lobbyist Registration Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Reporting lobbyist: If you are the lobbyist authorized to report for other lobbyists representing the same entity, you must list the name(s) and registration number(s) of any lobbyist(s) that you will be reporting for on your registration form.
Designated lobbyist – means a lobbyist responsible for reporting the lobbying disbursements of the entity the lobbyist represents.
Lobbying disbursements made on behalf of an entity may be reported by each individual lobbyist that represents an entity, or by one or more reporting lobbyists, or a combination of individual reports and reports from a reporting lobbyist.
www.state.mn.us /ebranch/epb/lobby/lobreginfo.html   (364 words)

  
 Lobbyist Information
Before doing any lobbying, or within thirty (30) days after being employed as a lobbyist, whichever occurs first, a lobbyist must complete and file a lobbyist registration form with the Secretary of State, accompanied by a registration fee of ten dollars ($10.00).
If a lobbyist is employed by or representing more than one employer or interest, the lobbyist must file a separate registration statement for each.
Each registered lobbyist then files financial disclosure reports - monthly during the legislative session (generally covering January, February and March) and an annual report at the end of the calendar year.
www.idsos.state.id.us /elect/lobbyist/lobbyist.htm   (310 words)

  
 VA Secretary of the Commonwealth: Lobbyist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A lobbyist is an individual who represents any person, business, organization, association or group (whether or not he / she is compensated and regardless of whether his / her expenses are reimbursed) in any effort to influence a legislator or other elected or appointed Virginia official.
Such an individual must register as a lobbyist with the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth prior to engaging in this activity by submitting a properly completed application form for this purpose and by paying the registration fee.
Lobbyists may file disclosure statements online with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
www.commonwealth.virginia.gov /Lobbyist/lobbyist.cfm   (258 words)

  
 Why Congressmen Want To Be Lobbyists - Tauzin and Bono were sort of kidding, and sort of not. By Timothy Noah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Still, Rosen was … a lobbyist, while Borski was a voting member of the most powerful legislative body in the world.
As to why Senators still rate above lobbyists and Congressmen, look to the facts that about a third of the Senate's membership is rich already, Senate caucuses still elevate Senators to committee chairmanships based mostly on seniority, and Senators have six rather than two year terms.
Noah bases his argument that lobbyists are higher in the social status than representatives largely based on the two different goodbye parties.
slate.msn.com /id/2085071   (1265 words)

  
 "Tom Daschle's Hillary Problem" by Stephanie Mencimer
Former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater (now also a lobbyist) says that during her four-year tenure at FAA, Daschle was a "true professional" who "clearly brought a unique insight to the job, especially when at the end of the day, you have to get the resources from Congress.
The best example of this conflict came in 1999, when Daschle departed from her traditional aviation portfolio and took up the cause of drug company Schering-Plough, which was waging a fierce battle with the FDA to extend the patent on the allergy drug Claritin beyond its 2002 expiration.
Daschle was one of many lobbyists the company hired to press its case, but the contract raised questions about Schering-Plough's motives for hiring her, given that Daschle has no expertise in pharmaceutical issues or at the FDA.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2001/0201.mencimer.html   (4136 words)

  
 Lobbyist Registration Informaion and Required Form - City Clerk - City of Albuquerque
To declare and identify all professional lobbyists who represent entities that attempt to influence and/or otherwise contribute to public or private discussion with City of Albuquerque public officials including the Mayor and the City Council as elected officials.
The person whose interests are being represented and by whom a lobbyist is directly or indirectly retained, compensated or employed.
Each registration statement as required by the Lobbyist Registration Ordinance shall be preserved by the City Clerk for a period of five years from the date of filing as a public record, open to public inspection at any reasonable time.
www.cabq.gov /clerk/lobbyregister.html   (1340 words)

  
 Oklahoma Ethics Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
LOBBYIST MANUAL Applies to those who participate in lobbying activity in Oklahoma.
LOBBYIST REGISTRATION FORM (L-1) Applies to those who participate in lobbying activity in Oklahoma.
LOBBYIST TERMINATION FORM Applies to registered lobbyist who wish to terminate lobbying activity in Oklahoma.
www.state.ok.us /~ethics/lobbyist.html   (63 words)

  
 Lobbying Information
Utah laws define a lobbyist as an individual who contracts for economic consideration, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses, with a principal to lobby a public official.
Lobbying is defined in Utah Code §36-11-102, as "communicating with a public official for the purpose of influencing the passage, defeat, amendment, or postponement of legislative or executive action".
Any lobbyist, principal and government officer who spends more than $50 in any calendar quarter is required to file a financial disclosure form with the state.
www.governor.state.ut.us /lt_gover/weblobby.htm   (746 words)

  
 51 Pa. Code § 33.3. Lobbyist registration.
(2) A passport-sized (approximately 2 inches x 2 inches) photograph of the lobbyist which photograph shall be of reasonable clarity and shall have been taken within 2 years of the date of registration, except that if the lobbyist is not an individual, a photograph is not required.
A lobbyist registering on behalf of an association shall not be required to register on behalf of each individual member of that association, except as to such members of the association whom the lobbyist represents in an individual capacity.
The lobbyist shall file new registration statements after that date, to the extent the lobbyist is required to be registered under the act and this section.
www.pacode.com /secure/data/051/chapter33/s33.3.html   (608 words)

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