a person participating on or appearing before an advisory or study task force, commission, board, or committee, constituted by the Legislature or any agency or department of state government, except legislative standing, appropriation, or interim committees;
a representative of a political party;
an individual representing a bona fide church solely for the purpose of protecting the right to practice the religious doctrines of the church, unless the individual or church makes an expenditure that confers a benefit on a public official;
a newspaper, television station or network, radio station or network, periodical of general circulation, or book publisher for the purpose of publishing news items, editorials, other comments, or paid advertisements that directly or indirectly urge legislative or executive action;
an individual who appears on the individual’s own behalf before a committee of the Legislature or an agency of the executive branch of state government solely for the purpose of testifying in support of or in opposition to legislative or executive action; or
an individual representing a business, entity or industry who:
interacts with a public official, in the public official’s capacity as a public official, while accompanied by a registered lobbyists who is lobbying in relation to the submit of interaction or while presenting at a legislative committee meeting at the same time that the registered lobbyist is attending another legislative committee meeting; and
does not make an expenditure for, or on behalf of, a public official in relation to the interaction or during the period of interaction.
Before engaging in any lobbying in Utah, a lobbyist must obtain a license from the Lieutenant Governor by following all instructions on the Signature Authorization Form. There is a $110 filing fee, and licenses expire on December 31st of each even-numbered year. Instructions for renewing licenses are also on the Signature Authorization Form.
Lobbyists must file financial reports with the Lieutenant Governor on or before the 10th day after the end of each calendar quarter (April 10th, July 10th, October 10th, and January 10th), even if the lobbyist has not made an expenditure during the reporting period. Government officers and principals that make expenditures during any of the quarterly reporting periods must file a financial report on or before the date that a report for that quarter is due.
Utah Code § 36-11-201: Lobbyist, principal, and government officer financial reporting requirements; Prohibition for related person to make expenditures