Hawaii Administrative Rules
Registration of Lobbyists
Section 21-10-2 - Registration and termination

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 21-10-2

Current through August, 2022

(a) Every individual who meets the threshold requirements to be deemed a lobbyist, as described in section 97-1, HRS, shall register as a lobbyist with the commission within five days of meeting those requirements.

(b) For purposes of determining whether an individual has met the threshold requirements to register as a lobbyist, all time spent lobbying shall be included. Time spent lobbying includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Drafting and providing testimony;

(2) Discussing actual or potential legislation or rules with any official in the legislative or executive branch who is or may be involved in legislation or rulemaking;

(3) Waiting to testify at a hearing, when the individual who is waiting:
(A) Is being compensated to lobby during that waiting time and is not performing other work unrelated to the lobbying;

(B) Spends that time preparing, reviewing, or strategizing on the testimony; or

(C) Spends that time otherwise lobbying.

(c) Time spent on the following activities need not be counted for purposes of registration:

(1) Performing work relating to service on a task force created by the legislature or an agency; and

(2) Research on and discussions regarding policy matters where the research or discussions are not reasonably likely to lead to lobbying activities within a twelve-month period.

(d) Every lobbyist shall renew the lobbyist's registration biennially by filing a registration and authorization form with the commission within ten days of the opening of every odd-numbered legislative session.

(e) If a lobbyist docs not renew the lobbyist's registration as required by subsection (d), the lobbyist's registration is deemed to have expired on December 31 of the preceding even-numbered year, provided that the lobbyist shall remain subject to the requirements of chapter 97, HRS, and these rules for the period during which the registration was effective.

(f) Lobbyists' registrations shall be terminated as set forth in section 97-2, HRS.

[Eff 11/28/2020] (Aulh: HRS § 584-31(a)(5), 97-6(ii)(5)) (Imp: HRS §§ 97-1, 97-2, 97-2.5, 97-3, 97-6)

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