Lobbying & Compliance
Government Affairs from Afar: When Do You Have to Register?
May 29, 2020 | Bob Fisch
As government affairs professionals adapt to advocating remotely, it’s important to know the rules around registration and reporting when lobbying work looks different than it did before. Since visiting state capitols, attending hearings and other proceedings, and in-person meetings are difficult during a pandemic, most government relations professionals are relying on the social distancing friendly tools of letters, emails, phone calls, and social media to get their jobs done. Seventeen states require lobbyist registration prior to making lobbying contacts in that state. Know before you (remotely) go!