§ 22-10-3 Exemptions. [Repealed effective January 1, 2017.].
The following persons shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
(1) Any elected public official or the official's designee acting in his or her official capacity.
(2) News media executives or their employees or agents who in the ordinary course of business write, publish, or broadcast news items, editorials, or other comments or paid advertisements which directly or indirectly urge legislative action, if those persons engage in no other lobbying activities in connection with that action.
(3) Persons engaged solely in drafting legislation.
(4) Persons who appear solely for themselves or at the request of a legislative committee or any general officer to testify in a public forum in support of or in opposition to legislation.
(5) Persons whose sole lobbying activity is testifying at a public hearing of a legislative committee or commission on behalf of a nonprofit organization and who receive no compensation from that nonprofit organization and for whom that organization expends no funds related to the appearance.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 436, § 2.)