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All lobbyists (every person required to so register) shall, before engaging in lobbying activities:
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An individual, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity employed or retained, whether paid or not, by a principal who seeks to encourage the approval, disapproval, adoption, repeal, passage, defeat, or modifications of (a) any ordinance, resolution, action or decision of any elected official or City Commission; (b) any action, decision, recommendation, any city board or committee, including but not limited to Quasi-Judicial, Advisory Board, Trust, Authority, or Commission.
Exceptions to registration – not required to register:
A payment distribution, loan, advance, reimbursement, deposit, or anything of value made by a lobbyist or principal paid or provided directly or indirectly to or for the benefit of any elected official or employee of the City for the purpose of lobbying.
The person that has employed or retained the services of a lobbyist.
Any individual, corporation, partnership or other legal entity or an agent or employee thereof.
Once the Office of the City Clerk has been notified of a failure to comply with registration requirements, he may administratively double the (late) registration fee and register the lobbyist. If any further action is deemed necessary, as determined by the Mayor and Commission, they may set additional fines, reprimand, suspend or prohibit the lobbyist from lobbying before the City Commission, a City Board, a City Committee, or members thereof, for a period not to exceed 2 years.
Should you have any additional questions regarding the registration and reporting requirements which are applicable to you, you may contact:
Jose Arrojo, Executive DirectorMiami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust19 West Flagler StreetSuite 207Miami, FL 33130Phone: 305-579-2594Fax: 305-579-0273