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Summary of District of Columbia Laws

Miscellaneous Laws

Lobbying

D.C. Code Ann. § 1-1105.01 et seq.

The Law: The term "lobbying" is defined as: "means of communicating directly with any official in the legislative or executive branch of the District of Columbia government with the purpose of influencing any legislative action or an administrative decision." D.C. Code Ann. § 1-1105.01. Any person who receives compensation of $250 or more in any three (3) consecutive-calendar-month payment for lobbying, including in aggregate from different sources, must register with the District. There is an exception for entities in D.C. Code Ann. § 47-1802.01(4) for corporations organized for religious or educational purposes. (See "Tax - Income and Franchise Tax Exemption.") If these entities do not engage in activities that include lobbying, the result of which would bring financial gain or benefit to the entity, they need not register. See D.C. Code Ann. § 1-1105.03.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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