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Political Involvement in Nevada


Requirements for Political Involvement in Nevada

“Lobbyist” means a person who:

  • Appears in person in the Legislative Building or any other building in which the Legislature or any of its standing committees hold meetings, and
  • Communicates directly with a member of the Legislative Branch on behalf of someone other than himself or herself to influence legislative action whether or not any compensation is received for the communication.


“Lobbyist” does not include:

  • Persons who confine their activities to formal appearances before legislative committees and who clearly identify themselves and the interest or interests for whom they are testifying.
  • Employees of a bona fide news medium who meet the definition of “lobbyist” only in the course of their professional duties and who contact Legislators for the sole purpose of carrying out their news gathering function.
  • Employees of departments, divisions or agencies of the state government who appear before legislative committees only to explain the effect of legislation related to their departments, divisions or agencies.
  • Employees of the Legislature, Legislators, legislative agencies, or legislative commissions.
  • Elected officers of this State and its political subdivisions who confine their lobbying activities to issues directly related to the scope of the office to which they were elected.
  • Persons who contact the Legislators who are elected from the district in which they reside.


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 218H.080


“Legislative action” means introduction, sponsorship, debate, voting and any other official action on any bill, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment, report and any other matter pending or proposed in a legislative committee or in either House, or on any matter which may be the subject of action by the Legislature.


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 218H.070


“Expenditure” means any advance, conveyance, deposit, distribution, transfer of funds, loan, payment, pledge or subscription of money or anything of value, including cost of entertainment, except the payment of a membership fee otherwise exempted, and any contract, agreement, promise or other obligation, whether or not legally enforceable, to make any expenditure while the Legislature is in a regular or special session.


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 218H.050


Every person who acts as a lobbyist must, no later than 2 days after the beginning of that activity, file a Registration Statement with the Nevada Legislature. The registration fee schedule is as follows:


Paid Lobbyist                                                                            $300
Paid Lobbyist (non Profit, 501(c)(3) ONLY)         $100
Nonpaid Lobbyist                                                                   $20
28th Special Session Registered Lobbyist              $20
Nonpaid Military Veteran                                                 $0


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 218H.200: Registration statement required; filing with Director


Each registered lobbyist must file monthly expenditure reports on or before the 10th day after each month that the Legislature is in a regular or special session and a final expenditure report within 30 days after the close of each regular or special session.


Nev. Rev. Stat. § 218H.400: Duty to file; form; contents; itemization of expenditures; audits and investigations


Registration and reporting forms may be submitted through the Legislature’s Lobbyist Online Registration and Reporting website at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Lobbyist/78th2015/.


Nevada Legislature: Documents for Lobbyists


Lobbyist Registration Overview, Requirements, and Fees


Lobbyist Online Registration Instructions


Guidelines for Lobbyists


Expenditure Reporting Schedule

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