2017 ORS 171.740¹
Lobbyist registration
  • contents of statement
  • limitations on statement withdrawal
  • statement changes

(1) Within three business days after exceeding the limit of time or expenditure specified in ORS 171.735 (Exceptions to application of ORS 171.740 and 171.745) (4), or within three business days after agreeing to provide personal services for money or any other consideration for the purpose of lobbying, a lobbyist shall register with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission by filing with the commission a statement containing the following information:

(a) The name, address, electronic mail address and telephone number of the lobbyist.

(b) The name, address, electronic mail address and telephone number of each person that employs the lobbyist or in whose interest the lobbyist appears or works.

(c) A general description of the trade, business, profession or area of endeavor of any person designated under paragraph (b) of this subsection, and a statement by the person that the lobbyist is officially authorized to lobby for the person.

(d) The name of any member of the Legislative Assembly employed, retained or otherwise compensated by:

(A) The lobbyist designated under paragraph (a) of this subsection; or

(B) A person designated under paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(e) The general subject or subjects of the legislative action of interest to the person for whom the lobbyist is registered.

(2)(a) Not later than 10 calendar days after a lobbyist files a registration statement under this section, the designation of official authorization to lobby shall be signed by an official of each person that employs the lobbyist or in whose interest the lobbyist appears or works.

(b) A lobbyist may unilaterally withdraw a registration statement filed under this section not more than one time per calendar year for each person designated under subsection (1)(b) of this section if the withdrawal is made:

(A) Before the designation of official authorization to lobby has been signed in the manner required under paragraph (a) of this subsection; and

(B) No more than 10 calendar days after the lobbyist filed the registration statement.

(3) A lobbyist must file a separate registration statement under subsection (1) of this section for each person that employs the lobbyist or in whose interest the lobbyist appears or works. If a lobbyist appears or works for a person for whom the lobbyist has not registered, the lobbyist shall register with the commission not later than three business days after the day the lobbyist first appears or works for the person.

(4)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, if any of the information submitted by a lobbyist in the statement required under subsection (1) of this section changes, the lobbyist shall revise the statement within 30 days of the change.

(b) A lobbyist shall notify the commission within three business days if the lobbyist ceases to represent a person for whom the lobbyist is registered. Notification must be made by updating the registration statement required under subsection (1) of this section.

(5) A lobbyist registration expires December 31 of each odd-numbered year. If a lobbyist renews the registration before January 31 of the following even-numbered year, the commission shall consider the registration to have been effective as of December 31 of the odd-numbered year on which the registration expired.

(6) For the statement required by subsection (1) of this section, an entity composed of more than one lobbyist may file one statement for the lobbyists who compose the entity. The statement the entity files must include the names of the individuals authorized to lobby on behalf of the client listed in the statement. [1973 c.802 §4; 1974 c.72 §28; 1975 c.747 §3; 1987 c.566 §3; 1993 c.714 §2; 2001 c.751 §4; 2007 c.877 §6c; 2013 c.262 §2; 2016 c.101 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Necessity of naming contributing associa­tion members as employers on lobbyist’s filed state­ment, (1974) Vol 36, p 825; filing of expense report where lobbyist con­ducts no lobbying activities during reporting period, (1977) Vol 38, p 1226

Chapter 171

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lobbyist registra­tion of State Housing Council Chairman, (1976) Vol 37, p 1160

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 171—State Legislature, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors171.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 171, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano171.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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