State Affairs and Government
The Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-139.1-5
§ 42-139.1-5. Registration of persons engaging lobbyists or lobbying firms.
(a) The secretary shall maintain an online register of persons that engage the services of a lobbyist or lobbying firm. The online register shall be in a format, and contain such information as the secretary may direct, and shall be maintained as a public document.
(b) Every person engaging lobbyists or lobbying firms shall cause the following information to be entered in the online register within seven (7) calendar days of any lobbying engagement, and shall also register the termination of such engagement.
(1) The name and business address of the person engaging the lobbyist or lobbying firm;
(2) The name(s) of the lobbyist(s) or lobbying firm(s) employed;
(3) Total compensation paid to the lobbyist(s) or lobbying firm(s); and
(4) Any other information required by the secretary.
(c) No persons engaging a lobbyist or lobbying firm shall be permitted to register if the person is not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, and any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, for all prior engagements.
History of Section.
P.L. 2016, ch. 62, § 3; P.L. 2016, ch. 69, § 3.