Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 21 - LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES
Chapter 10 - STATE ETHICS COMMISSION LOBBYING
Reporting of Lobbying Contributions and Expenditures
Section 21-10-8 - Expenditures for the purpose of lobbying

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 21-10-8

Current through August, 2022

(a) Expenditures made for the purpose of lobbying means all those expenditures in support of and in preparation for direct lobbying or grassroots lobbying. Such expenditures include, but are 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) Discussing lobbying strategy;

(4) Research or polling when the primary purpose of the research or polling is to use in lobbying activities;

(5) Advertising;

(6) Monitoring the status of proposed legislation or proposed administrative rules, when the primary purpose of the monitoring is to engage in lobbying;

(7) An event organized for the purpose of providing interaction between members of the legislature or an agency and an individual or organization that is engaged in lobbying, or intends to engage in lobbying, where the topics of the lobbying effort are discussed;

(8) Time spent 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.

(b) Expenditures on the following activities arc not considered expenditures for the purpose of lobbying:

(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.

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

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