DEFINITION OF LOBBYING: Attempting to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by directly communicating with any legislator; or in the case of bonding lobbyists, directly communicating with any school district employee or a school district governing board member or attempting to influence any formal rule making proceeding pursuant to chapter 6 of this title or rule making proceedings that are exempt from chapter 6 of this title by directly communicating with any state officer or employee.
PRINCIPAL: Any person, other than a public, that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation, a lobbyist. Principal includes any subsidiary of a corporation
PUBLIC BODY: Arizona board of regents, a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents, the judicial department, and state agency, board, commission or council, any county, any county elected officer who elects to appoint a designated public lobbyist or any city, town, district or other political subdivision of this state that receives and utilizes tax revenues and that employs, retains, engages or uses, with or without compensation, a designated public lobbyist or authorized public lobbyist.
LOBBYISTS: Designated or Designated Public Lobbyist : The Secretary of State’s “point of contact", who is required to file their Lobbyist Registration and Lobbyist Quarterly Expenditure Reports as well as the Principal and/or Public Body’s Registration and Annual Expenditure Reports. The Designated or Designated Public Lobbyist signs all reports filed for himself and for the Principal and/or Public Body he represents. The Designated or Designated Public Lobbyist can be an individual or a firm whose primary professional function is lobbying in Arizona.
LOBBYIST FOR COMPENSATION: May be an individual or business/firm) that is compensated by the Principal or Public Body and whose primary job responsibility is to lobby in Arizona for a Principal or Public Body. A Lobbyist for Compensation is required to file a Lobbyist Registration form and to file Lobbyist Quarterly Expenditure Reports with the Secretary of State’s office.
AUTHORIZED LOBBYIST OR AUTHORIZED PUBLIC LOBBYIST: A lobbyist who is other than a designated/designated public lobbyist or lobbyist for compensation. This type of lobbyist may be paid or a volunteer for the Principal or Public Body. An Authorized/Authorized Public Lobbyist is considered registered when listed on the Principal or Public Body’s registration form. He or she is not required to file expenditure reports directly to the Secretary of State. Instead, he or she reports expenditures to the Designated or Designated Public Lobbyist, who includes the expenditures on the Designated or Designated Public Lobbyist’s Quarterly Expenditure Report.
EMPLOYEES OF LOBBYISTS: Are lobbyists who are employed by lobbyist firms or by other lobbyists as their employees. Employees of Lobbyists are registered by the lobbyist who employs them or by the lobbyist firm when they file their Lobbyist Registration. Employees of Lobbyists do not file expenditure reports directly to the Secretary of State’s office. Instead, the Employee of Lobbyist’s expenditures are included in their employer’s Lobbyist Quarterly Expenditure Report.
PRINCIPALS, PUBLIC BODIES AND THEIR LOBBYISTS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO THE FIRST LOBBYING ATTEMPT OR, IN ANY EVENT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER ANY LOBBYING ACTIVITY