In any registration year, receives or expends an aggregate of at least $500 in reportable compensation or expenditures, whether the compensation or expenditure is solely for lobbying or the lobbying is incidental to that individual’s regular employment
“Lobbyist” does not include:
A public employee or public official
The National Conference of State Legislatures
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators
The American Legislative Exchange Council
Women in Government
The Council of State Governments
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Any other national organization established for the education and support of legislative leadership, legislators, legislative staff, or related government employees
“Legislative action” means any matter within the authority of the general assembly; it includes the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment, or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, or other matter by the general assembly or by either house or any committee, subcommittee, joint or select committee thereof, or by a member or employee of the general assembly acting in his official capacity. “Legislative action” also means the action of the governor in approving or vetoing any bill.
An “expenditure” is any advance, conveyance, deposit, distribution, transfer of funds, loan, payment, honorarium, pledge, or subscription of money or anything of value, and any contract, agreement, promise, or other obligation, whether or not legally enforceable, to make an expenditure.
For each reporting year (November 1st through October 31st), each lobbyist must file a Registration Statement and a $200 registration fee with the Indiana Lobby Registration Commission. Registration Statements must be filed no later than November 1st each year, or within 15 business days after a person becomes a lobbyist, whichever is later.
Each lobbyist must file semiannual Activity Reports on or before May 31st and November 30th of each year. Lobbyists must file a separate Activity Report for each person from whom the lobbyist receives payment for lobbying.