Hawaii Administrative Rules
Registration of Lobbyists
Section 21-10-3 - Exclusions from registration requirement

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 21-10-3

Current through August, 2022

(a) The following individuals need not register as lobbyists;

(1) Any individual who represents oneself and not any other person before the legislature or administrative agency, provided that these individuals may be required to submit statements of contributions and expenditures as provided in section 97-3, HRS, and these rules. For purposes of this subsection, "any other person" includes a sole proprietorship or other business owned or operated by the individual;

(2) Any federal, state, or county official or employee acting in the official's or employee's official capacity, provided that if the federal, state, or county official or employee contracts for the services of a lobbyist, the lobbyist is subject to the registration and reporting requirements of chapter 97, HRS, and these rules, and the director of the agency employing the lobbyist shall be responsible for submitting statements of contributions and expenditures as required by section 97-3, HRS, and these rules;

(3) Any person engaged in the business of publishing or broadcasting news or comment on the news, while engaged in the gathering or dissemination of news and comment on the news and in the ordinary course of business;

(4) An attorney advising a client on the construction or effect of proposed legislative or administrative action; and

(5) Any person who possesses special skills and knowledge relevant to certain areas of legislation or rulemaking, whose skills and knowledge may be helpful to the legislative and executive branches of state government and who makes an occasional appearance at the written request of the legislature, an administrative agency, or the lobbyist, even though the person receives reimbursement or other payment from the legislature, administrative agency, or the lobbyist for the appearance. A copy of the written request for an appearance made by the legislature, administrative agency, or lobbyist shall be provided to the commission within five business days of the commission's request.

(b) Lobbying activities that exceed the scope of subsection (a) shall be reported as provided by chapter 97, HRS, and these rules.

[Eff 11/28/2020] (Auth: HRS §§ 84-31(a)(5), 97-6(a)(5)) (Imp: HRS §§ 97-1, 97-2, 97-2.5, 97-3, 97-6)

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