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You are not required to include in this breakdown expenditures for events to which all legislators are invited.
Under the category "mass media expenditures," a registrant must report expenditures made for broadcast or print advertisements, direct mailings, and other mass media communications that support, oppose, or encourage others to support or oppose pending legislation or administrative action if those communications are made to a person other than a member, employee, or stockholder of an entity that reimburses or employs the registrant.
Even though these expenses must be reported by a registrant, they do not count toward the expenditure threshold for registration. If you plan to make mass media communications to influence legislation or administrative action, you should be aware of Section Reporting by Category of Persons Who Benefit.
You must also report total lobby expenditures other than mass media expenditures attributable to the following groups: You are not required to provide detailed reporting of expenditures for events to which all legislators are invited.
Detailed reporting is required if a lobbyist spends: When reporting expenditures for an event such as a banquet, you must include under "food and beverages" all the other expenditures you made to prepare and present the food and beverages, such as the room rental, flowers, printing costs, and name badges.
Ethics Advisory Opinions Nos. If you make a lobby expenditure for a group that includes state officers and employees as well as other people and you cannot reasonably ascertain the exact amount spent on each person, you should apportion the lobby expenditures in accordance with the total number of persons present.
Allocating to More Than One Category. When a particular lobby expenditure includes expenses categorized under more than one reporting category for example, a payment to a hotel for "food and beverages" as well as "lodging"or when a particular category of lobby expenditure is attributable to more than one beneficiary for example, food and beverages served to a senator and members of the senator's familythe expenditures should be allocated between the appropriate reporting categories.
Amount of Lobby Expenditure.
It is easy to determine the amount of most lobby expenditures, such as the cost of a meal in a restaurant or of a gift purchased at a store.
When the lobby expenditure consists of something that is created or assembled specifically for lobby purposes, the expenditure for reporting purposes is the greater of the "fair market value" or the actual cost of producing the item. Ethics Advisory Opinion No. Do not double report expenditures or compensation and reimbursement.
On a lobby activities report a lobby expenditure for food and beverages is attributed to the person who consumes the food or beverage; an expenditure for entertainment, transportation, or lodging is attributed to the person for whom admission, transportation, or lodging expenses are paid; and an expenditure for a gift, award, or memento is attributed to the recipient of the item.
Lobby expenditures made for an event to which all members of the legislature are invited are reported only under the specific category for such expenditures and are not included in any other category or on a detailed report.
As long as all the members of the legislature are invited, it does not matter how many legislators actually attend the event. Lobby Expenditure or Political Contribution?
Sometimes questions arise as to whether a particular expenditure is a political contribution or a lobby expenditure.
If an expenditure is required to be reported under the lobby law, it is by definition not a political contribution and is therefore not regulated or reported as a political contribution.
If you are a monthly filer, your final lobby activities report will cover the period that begins the day after the last day covered by your most recently filed lobby activities report and continues through the date you file your termination notice.
If you are an annual filer, the period covered will begin January 1 and continue through the date you file your termination notice. Moreover, lobbyists should be aware not only of the restrictions on expenditures in the lobby law, but also the restrictions in Chapter 36 of the Penal Code.
The lobby law also contains a number of restrictions on acceptance of lobby expenditures by state officers, state employees, immediate family and guests of state officers and employees, candidates for state offices, and officers-elect.
Under the bribery statute, Section Cash Gifts and Loans. A registrant may not give a state officer or employee a gift of cash or a negotiable instrument.
Nor may a registrant loan money or provide a guarantee or endorsement of a loan to a state officer or employee, unless the registrant is a corporation or other business entity that has been legally engaged in the business of lending money for more than one year before the loan is made and makes the loan in the due course of business.
An individual related to the state officer or employee within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity is not subject to either of these restrictions. The prohibitions against cash gifts and loans do not apply to political contributions.
Texas campaign finance laws generally prohibit corporate contributions to support or oppose a candidate or officeholder.The Virginia Rules of Evidence appear at Part Two of the Rules of Court.
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