§ 34.13 LOBBYING.
   (A)   A person shall file a lobbying registration statement with the Commission if the person:
      (1)   Personally appears before a county official or employee with the intent to influence that person in performance of the official duties of the official or employee; and
      (2)   In connection with the intent to influence, expends or reasonably expects to expend in a given calendar year in excess of $500 on food, entertainment, or other gifts for officials or employees of the county.
   (B)   A person shall file a registration statement required under this section on or before the later of January 15 of the calendar year or within five days after first performing an act that requires registration in the calendar year.
   (C)   (1)   The registration statement shall identify:
         (a)   The registrant;
         (b)   Any other person on whose behalf the registrant acts; and
         (c)   The subject matter on which the registrant proposes to make appearances specified in division (A) of this section.
      (2)   The registration statement shall cover a defined registration period not to exceed one calendar year.
   (D)   Within 30 days after the end of any calendar year during which a person was registered under this section, the person shall file a report with the Commission disclosing:
      (1)   The value, date, and nature of any food, entertainment, or other gift provided to a county official or employee; and
      (2)   If a gift or series of gifts to a single official or employee exceeds $100 in value, the identity of the official or employee.
   (E)   The Commission shall maintain the registrations and reports filed under this section as public records available for public inspection and copying for four years after receipt by the Commission.
(2004 Code, § 18-11) (Ord. 03-14, passed 7-1-2003; Ord. 2018-02, passed 3-13-2018; Ord. 2021-03, passed 3-11-2021)