Lobby Act / JCOPE

Contact: Ken Pokalsky

What's New

JCOPE client/lobby and source of funding rules – The Business Council has submitted comments on, and provided testimony to, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics in response to, their proposed “comprehensive lobbying” regulations and its updated “source of funding” regulations. Of major concern is JCOPE’s proposed restrictions of the Lobby Act exemption for “commission salespersons.” The Council also highlighted other provisions of JCOPE’s proposal that are inconsistent with underlying statute and/or impose unworkable compliance obligations, and made recommendations to address these concerns. Our submissions, as well as the proposed rules and public comments received by JCOPE, are available below.