§ 20-1202.  Registration.
   (1)   General Rule. Unless excluded under Section 20-1204, relating to exemption from registration and reporting, a lobbyist, lobbying firm or principal must register with the Board within ten days of engaging in lobbying. Registration shall be annual, shall be in such electronic format as is mandated by the Board, and shall begin July 1, 2011. 90
   (2)   Principals and Lobbying Firms.
      (a)   A principal or lobbying firm required to register shall file a single registration statement setting forth the following information:
         (.1)   Name.
         (.2)   Permanent address.
         (.3)   Daytime telephone number.
         (.4)   E-mail address, if available.
         (.5)   Name and nature of business.
         (.6)   Name, registration number and acronym of any affiliated political action committees.
         (.7)   Name and permanent business address of each individual who will for economic consideration engage in lobbying on behalf of the principal or lobbying firm.
         (.8)   Registration number when available.
      (b)   A lobbying firm shall include in its registration statement the following information for each principal it represents:
         (.1)   Name.
         (.2)   Permanent business address.
         (.3)   Telephone number.
         (.4)   Registration number when available.
      (c)   A principal that is an association or organization shall include in its registration statement the number of dues-paying members of the association or organization in the most recently completed calendar year.
   (3)   Lobbyists. A lobbyist who is required to register shall file a single registration statement with the Board, setting forth the following information:
      (a)   Name.
      (b)   Permanent business address.
      (c)   Daytime telephone number.
      (d)   E-mail address, if available.
      (e)   A recent photograph of the lobbyist.
      (f)   Name, permanent business address, daytime telephone number and registration number when available of each principal for whom the lobbyist will engage in lobbying.
      (g)   Name and registration number when available of any lobbying firm with which the lobbyist has a relationship involving economic consideration.
      (h)   Name, registration number and acronym of any affiliated political action committees.
      (i)   Name, registration number and acronym of any candidate political committee of which the lobbyist is an officer who must be included in a registration statement under Section 1624(b)(2) and (3) of The Pennsylvania Election Code.
   (4)   Amended Registration Statements.
      (a)   If there is a change in the information required to be included in any registration statement, an amended registration statement must be filed with the Board within 14 days after the change occurs, except that if there is a change in the information required under subsection (2)(c), an amended registration statement must be filed with the Board within 14 days of the end of the year in which the change occurs.
   (5)   Termination of Registration.
      (a)   A lobbyist, lobbying firm or principal may terminate registration by filing notice of termination with the Board.
      (b)   After a review of the notice of termination, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the notice, the Board shall issue to the lobbyist, lobbying firm or principal a letter stating that the registrant has terminated registration. The filing of notice shall not affect the Board's authority to conduct investigations and hearings.
      (c)   No lobbying may occur after the filing of notice of termination unless the lobbying is pursuant to a separate registration statement that is filed with the Board and that, at the time of the lobbying, has not been terminated.
      (d)   Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to exempt a lobbyist, lobbying firm or principal from any of the requirements in Section 20-1203, relating to reporting.

 

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   Amended, Bill No. 110556 (approved October 26, 2011).