State Affairs and Government
The Rhode Island Lobbying Reform Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-139.1-7
§ 42-139.1-7. Lobbying reports — Persons engaging the services of lobbyists or lobbying firms.
(a) Every person who engages the services of a lobbyist or lobbying firm shall file with the secretary a report listing, for the indicated reporting period, the following information related to said person, together with all updates to said information upon each subsequent applicable filing:
(1) All compensation paid to lobbyists and lobbying firms for purposes of lobbying;
(2) All expenditures made for the purpose of lobbying, other than routine office expenses;
(3) All money and anything of value provided or promised to any legislative or executive branch official which in the aggregate exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in the current calendar year.
(b) All reports shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the secretary of state, and the reports shall be maintained as public documents.
(c) Reports shall be filed by the fifteenth day of each of February, March, April, May, June, and July for activity relating to the lobbyist's activity during the calendar month immediately preceding each said filing, and upon any termination of the lobbyist's engagement. Reports relating to the lobbyist's activity in July, August, September, October, November, and December shall be filed on or prior to October fifteenth, and January fifteenth of each calendar year for activity relating to the lobbyist's activity during the three (3) calendar months immediately preceding each said filing, and upon any termination of the lobbyist's engagement.
History of Section.
P.L. 2016, ch. 62, § 3; P.L. 2016, ch. 69, § 3.