The House of the Clerk released their latest LDA Guidance yesterday.
There were a couple of changes, which were highlighted in Section 2 of the Guidance.
- Section 6 – reminder that filers must list a new lobbyist’s previous covered executive or legislative branch positions (held within 20 years of their date of filing). NEW: once the registrant has listed an applicable lobbyist’s covered positions, the registrant does not have to list them again on filings for the same client. However, when listing the lobbyist on a new registration for a different client, the positions must be listed again.
- Section 7: Stresses that both registrants (the firm or sole proprietor listing lobbying income) AND the individual lobbyist listed on the quarterly LD-2 reports must file the LD-203. Although ONLY the registrant must file the LD-1/LD-2, both must file the LD-203 (Semi-annual reporting of defined political contributions). This is regardless of whether or not the individual lobbyist makes a contribution. He or she must still file an LD-203 report, stating “no contributions” and certifying his or her compliance with the House and Senate gift rules. This is not a change, but a reminder from the Clerk.
Read the PDF of the new guidance here.
Check out our Lobbying Compliance Handbook for practical compliance tips.
Reminder: Comments on LDA Process Due SoonWednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Vbhotla
Don’t forget to turn in any comments that you have to the Senate Office of Public Records or the Office of the Clerk of the House regarding the LDA filing process.
The Secretary and the Clerk review their LDA Guidance semi-annually.
According to their latest guidance, published in June 2010:
Read the latest guidance (June 2010), here at the House’s Lobbying Disclosure site.
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