MCN : Nonprofit Lobbying Laws established clear guidelines for lobbying expenditures. The Lobby Law clearly defined set of lobbying rules. This law on any legislation that would affect an organization's existence http://www.mncn.org/lobbylaw.htm
Extractions: Prior to 1976, there was enormous ambiguity over the amount of lobbying that nonprofits could do. The IRS rules required that tax-exempt nonprofits could lose their tax-exempt status if they did more than an "insubstantial" amount of lobbying. This "insubstantial-lobbying test" was never specifically defined in IRS rules, and individual IRS agents had no guidance in what constituted "too much lobbying."
WorldNetDaily: Mrs. Daschle's Lucrative Lobbying ShopNetDaily. Page 1 News. Page 2 News. G2 Bulletin. BizNetDaily. LocalNetDaily. Commentary. Classified Ads. Letters. People Search. Health. Weather. TV Guide. MusicNetDaily. Movies. Stocks. ON CAPITOL HILL. Mrs. Daschle's finances as he considers actions that will affect these clients are alone in exploiting lax congressional lobbying laws that critics say overlook prima facie conflicts http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27744
Extractions: Advanced Search Funding Main Newsletter Opportunities, Budget ... Paylines and Budget Federal laws and regulations control NIAID operations and programs as well as research conducted by our grantees and contractors. Executive branch regulations implement public laws ... International guidelines address research issues Public laws bills or resolutions passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president provide NIAID with the authority and funds to carry out programs. Public laws are identified either by popular name (USA Patriot Act) or by congressional session and chronological law number (P.L. 107-56). Congress sets limits on the purpose for which NIAID spends funds, the amount of funds we spend, and the period of time when we can use or reserve funds. At least every three years, Congress passes authorizations that enable NIAID to spend money for designated programs.
LOBBYING in the tariff or in the railway or banking laws, which seriously affect special interests lobbying in this sense is legitimate, and may almost be regarded http://25.1911encyclopedia.org/L/LO/LOBBYING.htm
Extractions: LOBBYING Ati empts have been made to remedy the evil by constitutional prohitdtion, by statute law and by the action of the governor of the state supported by.public opinion. Improper lobbying has been declared a -felony in California, Georgia, Utah, Tennessee, Oregc n, Montana and Arizona, and the constitutions of practically all of the states impose restrictions upon the enactment of special and private legislation. The Massachusetts anti-lobbying act of 1890, which has served as a model for the legislation of Maryland (I9oo), Wisconsin (1905) and a few of the other states, is bas ,d upon the publicity principle. Counsel and other legislative agents must register with the sergeant-at-arms giving the names and addresses of their employers and the date, term and character of their employment. In 1907 alone laws regulating lobbying were passed in nine statesAlabama, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. See James Bryce, American Commonwealth (New York, ed. 1889), i. 673-678; Paul S. Reinsch, American Legislatures and Legislative Methods (New York, 1907), chaps. viii., ix.; Margaret A. Schaffner, Lobbying, in Wiscolf sin Comparative Legislation Bulletins, No. 2; and G. M. Gregory, The Corrupt Use of Money in Politics and Laws ft~r its Prevention (Madison, Wis., 1893). LOBBY LOBE
Extractions: Download this document formatted for printing. MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR CAUSE IN 3 HOURS PER WEEK Lobbying, advocacy and playing an active role in the public policy process are not just for experts! Your organization can raise public awareness of your cause, build relationships with government and help shape laws and policies that affect its mission by dedicating at least one staff person or volunteer to spend just 3 hours per week doing public policy work. Following are activities a member of your team can do to make a difference. They are listed in an order designed to help organizations and their staff persons who may be new to public policy, develop the capacity to take action and gradually increase their impact. Remember to ask questions. Everybody has to start somewhere. If you have a question about any of the following or any other aspect of public policy work feel free to
Testimonials new book for students studying state government and for citizens wanting to affect Illinois laws. lobbying Illinois is virtually without parallel. http://cspl.uis.edu/InstituteForLegislativeStudies/Publications/Channel1/Testimo
Extractions: uis home uis search CSPL Home Units of the Center ... Activities of the Center Institute for Legislative Studies Publications Shopping Cart Institute for Legislative Studies Mission Publications ... Videos of Events Lobbying Illinois : How You Can Make A Difference in Public Policy Shipping and Handling by Christopher Z. Mooney and Barbara Van Dyke Brown Testimonials
Extractions: A Primer on Federal Tax Law Affecting Lobbying By Certain Types of Tax-Exempt Organizations Member of VA, DC, MD and MO Bars 1900 L Street, NW Suite 215 Washington, D.C. 20036 This general discussion What Is Lobbying? Generally, lobbying is the attempt to influence pending legislation or specific legislative proposals through (1) communications to legislators and government officials and/or (2) via creating or affecting public opinion, coupled with a "call to action." This definition embraces two types of lobbying: "direct" and "grassroots." When you contact your Congressman and urge him to vote against HR 2345, this is direct lobbying. When you place a full-page advertisement in a newspaper advocating the defeat of HR 2345 and urge subscribers to tell their Congressmen to vote against HR 2345, this is grassroots lobbying. What Is Not Lobbying? Many activities and communications which affect legislation are not "lobbying." For example, publishing research is not "lobbying" even though it has implications for policy-makers and concludes that a certain policy is prudent (or foolish.) Research may yield conclusions which influence legislation. However, this does not render the publication of the research "lobbying", so long as the report does not call for the enactment or defeat of specific legislation. Merely expressing a general view on an issue of public importance and advocating a certain policy is not considered "lobbying." Communications with the organization's own members on issues of direct importance to the organization are not considered "lobbying" so long as the communication does not directly encourage the members to engage in direct or grassroots lobbying. Not every "contact" with a legislator or government official is considered "lobbying." Expressing general views is not. Nor is asking for assistance, e.g., help in getting a tax refund.
Inc.com | Copyright Law Changes That May Affect You Law Changes that May affect You. Congress passed new copyright laws in 1998 that may surprise legislation in 1998, reflecting the lobbying efforts of many special interest groups http://www.inc.com/articles/details/0,3532,ART19033_CNT56,00.html
Extractions: Skip to the content of this page Advanced options showLogin('', '/articles/2000/05/19033.html'); From: Nolo.com Inc. May 2000 By: Richard Stim Whether you are an Internet service provider, boat designer, or someone who regularly trolls the public domain, you'll find a few surprises. Below is a scorecard. The Public Domain Takes a Holiday: The 20-Year Term Extension Winners:
New Lobbying Disclosure Law Will Affect Emory Lobbyists compiles the records of University lobbying activities, two new laws went into effect on Jan. 1 that affect not only activities construed as lobbying, but also http://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/1996/April/ERapril.15/4_15_96new_lob
Extractions: As a result of recent federal legislation, any employee who engages in lobbying activities on behalf of Emory will have to report those activities, through the University, to the Clerk of the U.S. House of the Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. According to Associate Vice President for Governmental and Community Affairs Steve Moye, whose office compiles the records of University lobbying activities, two new laws went into effect on Jan. 1 that affect not only activities construed as lobbying, but also gifts, meals, entertainment and travel provided to legislators. The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 requires all organizations that employ lobbyists and meet certain minimum threshold requirements to register with the appropriate House and Senate offices. The new law defines "lobbyist" as an individual who is employed by an organization "for services that include more than one lobbying contact" and devotes at least 20 percent of his or her time to "lobbying activities" over a six-month period for the organization. Emory has registered under these guidelines. Lobbying contacts are defined as contacts by an employee or lobbyist with members of Congress, their staff, or senior officials of the executive branch, concerning influencing federal legislation; influencing federal rules and regulations and executive orders; negotiation, award or administration of federal programs, policies, grants, loans, permits or licenses; and nominations subject to Senate confirmation.
BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT YOU The tobacco industry is a potent force in Albany. One of its priorities is to keep smoking legal in public places in New York State. A new poll shows 84% of New Yorkers surveyed disagree. ConservativeBECAUSE IT affectS THE ISSUES THAT affect YOU Common Cause/NY * 39 West 32nd Street redhanded in several instances of violating NYSs lobbying laws. Through a http://www.commoncause.org/states/newyork/NY_CTD_Tobacco.pdf
How New Labor Laws Affect You How New Labor laws affect You Bill Teague The revisions in proposal form were released over a year ago and were controversial, prompting lobbying by the AICPA http://accountant.intuit.com/practice_resources/accounting/articles/bt_hownewlab
Extractions: Labor released a proposed revision over a year ago to much controversy. Among formal and institutional lobbying, the AICPA also called for modifications. ( [PDF, 150 KB].) While Labor watchers expect the final regulations to be significantly changed from the earlier proposed revision, the new regs will still revise several key requirements of the professional exemptions. With any new regulation, law firms and other professional service firms spread information as they hope to increase business, and many Web sites exist that discuss the changes. One representative law firm site is as follows: Commerce Clearing House , the legal publishing mainstay, has also posted information about the regulations as follows: Intuit has several products that relate to employment, which will be updated after the revised regulations become final. Those Intuit products include: QuickBooks Employee Organizer which integrates with QuickBooks Assisted Payroll HR Assistant which integrates with Intuit Payroll Services Complete Payroll PC Entry and Web Entry Federal Register, April 23, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 79:
Grassroots Lobbying - UAW CAP 2004 influence those who make policies that affect our lives Grassroots lobbying can involve a letterwriting or telephone Because you have the power to change laws. http://www.uaw.org/cap/04/polact/polact02.cfm
Extractions: The Path to Political Power Grassroots lobbying can involve a letter-writing or telephone campaign; it can mean visiting your representatives in person at their offices. Modern technology has given union members an opportunity to lobby via the Internet. Many lawmakers can now be reached through this method, and this is an ideal way to lobby when time is of the essence and many members must be reached quickly. While modern technology offers new ways to lobby, nothing can beat the time-tested way of visiting lawmakers at their office. Finally, while constituents should criticize a bad performance, it is also good policy to thank your lawmakers, either through a phone call or letter, when they deliver on a labor issue. Expand All Collapse All Issues I Budget and Taxes ... Write Congress Actions Free Jailed Unionists Solidarity Magazine Region News Research Bulletin ... Researching Workplace Hazards uaw.org
Laws Guides To Lobbying The most basic form of lobbying your MP is to on any one particular subject it does affect there stance and edited by Gary Hills National Secretary, laws (25/7 http://www.labouranimalwelfaresociety.org/articles/Guide to lobbying.htm
Extractions: Locate a Business or Intellectual Property lawyer at no cost to you Nationwide Describe your legal issue and have prospective lawyers contact you for FREE. Whether you are an Internet service provider, boat designer, or someone who regularly trolls the public domain, you'll find a few surprises. Below is a scorecard. Winners: Losers: songwriters, performing rights societies (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) Previously, businesses using anything larger than a home stereo system had to pay songwriters for the right to play the radio or television during business hours. These payments, known as performance licenses, were paid to performing rights societies collecting the money on behalf of songwriters. The National Restaurant Association has been lobbying for years to change how these rules apply to small businesses. As part of this effort, in 1995 the NRA exploited the strange tale of a girl scout troop performing the silent Macarena because a performance license hadn't been paid.
MN REALTORS® | Laws & Regulations Whether it stems from new state laws or agency regulation hard representing the interests of the industry lobbying issues that will affect your business. http://www.mnrealtor.com/laws/laws.html
Extractions: To address these legal entanglements, your Minnesota REALTORS works hard representing the interests of the industry lobbying issues that will affect your business. have a presence representing the interests of the real estate professionals and their clients. Two tools to help you steer through the myriad of rules and regulations are the Minnesota REALTOR Reference Book and the annual Legislative Update. Each is designed to keep you on top of the changes affecting you or your clients. The Minnesota REALTOR Reference Book is a compendium of state laws and agency regulations summarized so you can inform your client of their obligations under the law. Statute and Rule numbers with Internet hotlinks make it easy to access the regulations affecting your client. Our annual Minnesota REALTORS Legislative Update gives you the information and background material to implement new Minnesota laws. Summaries provide perspective on why the legislature took action on the issue and how it may impact you and your clients.