1. A lobbyist before the general assembly shall file with the general assembly, on forms prescribed by each house of the general assembly, a report disclosing all of the following:
a. The lobbyist's clients.
b. Contributions made to candidates for state office by the lobbyist during calendar months during the reporting period when the general assembly is not in session.
c. The recipient of the campaign contributions.
d. Expenditures made by the lobbyist for the purposes of providing the services enumerated under section 68B.2, subsection 13, paragraph "a".
For purposes of this subsection, "expenditures" does not include expenditures made by any organization for publishing a newsletter or other informational release for its members.
2. A lobbyist before a state agency or the office of the governor shall file with the board, on forms prescribed by the board, a report disclosing the same items described in subsection 1.
3. The reports by lobbyists before the general assembly shall be filed not later than twenty-five days following any month in which the general assembly is in session and thereafter on or before July 31, October 31, and January 31. The reports filed by a lobbyist before the general assembly shall contain information for the preceding calendar month or quarter or parts thereof during which the person was engaged in lobbying. Reports filed by lobbyists before a state agency shall be filed on or before April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31, for the preceding calendar quarter or parts thereof during which the person was engaged in lobbying.
If a person cancels the person's lobbyist registration at any time during the calendar year, the reports required by this section are due on the dates required by this section or fifteen days after cancellation, whichever is earlier. The report due January 31 shall include all reportable items for the preceding calendar year in addition to containing the quarterly reportable items. A lobbyist who cancels the person's lobbyist registration before January 1 of a year shall file a report listing all reportable items for the year in which the cancellation was filed. A lobbyist who cancels the person's lobbyist registration between January 1 and January 15 of a year shall file a report listing all reportable items for the preceding year and so much of the month of January as has expired at the time of cancellation. However, if a lobbyist is a person who is designated to represent the interest of an organization as defined in section 68B.2, subsection 13, paragraph "a", subparagraph (2), but is not paid compensation for that representation and does not expend more than one thousand dollars as provided in section 68B.2, subsection 13, paragraph "a", subparagraph (4), the lobbyist shall only be required to file the report specified in this section once annually, which shall be performed at the time of filing the person's lobbyist registration form or forms.
92 Acts, ch 1228, § 19; 93 Acts, ch 163, § 24; 94 Acts, ch 1092, §11, 12
Referred to in §68B.25
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