Staff Contact: Ken Pokalsky
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.
JCOPE Proposed Part 943 “Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations” and Part 938 “Source of Funding” regulations, and Public Comments
Proposed IRS rules on 501(c)(4) organizations
JCOPE Proposed "Source of Income" Regulation