A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation.
Someone representing a particular special interest group at the Capitol is a lobbyist. Those at the Statehouse regularly arguing their case, whether purely out of conviction or doing it for pay, must register with the chief clerk of the House and the secretary of the Senate. The number of registered lobbyists often exceeds 500 per session.
Individuals who represent the causes of a group, organization, association, or industry (or just themselves) and express those views to Members of Congress and congressional committees considering legislation in their areas of interest. Lobbyists must formally register with the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate and reveal their expenditures. The term comes from the first years of Congress, when many Members lived in hotels during congressional sessions. People seeking to influence legislation would hang out in the lobby of the hotels seeking to speak to the Members as the came and went.
A person or group involved in trying to influence legislation in favor of a certain interest or cause. Many industries, such as farming, banking, health care and others, employ lobbyists to promote their own causes.
One who is paid to represent the interests of an organization, usually regarding some form of legislation.
See Legislative Advocate.
representative of an interest group
a person who meets with legislators with the intent of influencing legislation. Originally, the term referred to persons who frequented lobbies or corridors outside legislative chambers waiting to speak with lawmakers.
A person who is employed by an organization to represent its interests before the Legislature.
someone who tries to persuade legislators to vote for bills that the lobbyists favor
an activist usually paid by an interest group to promote their positions to legislatures
a natural person who engages in lobbying activity on behalf of an entity
an individual who is compensated and who communicates directly with legislative or state agency officials to influence legislative or administrative action on behalf of his or her employer or a client
a person hired by an association, company, political action committee or government entity for the purpose of following and influencing legislation
a person or organization retained, employed or designated by any client to engage in lobbying
a person who attempts to affect matters before the Nebraska Legislature on behalf of another
a person who is paid to influence legislation as well as public opinion
a person who tries to influence government policy
A person hired by a company or an industry to represent its interests with government officials.
a person or group who tries to persuade politicians, the government or other authorities to do something. Lobbyists usually try to convince authorities to change rules or laws. 17
A person whose goal is pressing the views of a group, organization, or industry on issues under consideration. By definition of "The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995" a lobbyist is an employee who makes more than one "lobbying contact" and spends at least 20 percent of his or her total time lobbying on behalf of an organization.
A person who represents a particular interest before the legislature.
A person or organisation seeking to change the views of legislators about proposed measures, or to achieve modifications to existing measures.
A person or organization seeking to influence the passage or defeat of legislation. Originally the term referred to persons frequenting the lobbies or corridors of legislative chambers in order to speak with lawmakers.
A person who, voluntarily or for a fee, represents himself or herself, an individual, organization or entity before the legislature. The term derives from the fact that lobbyists usually stay in the areas (lobbies) next to the chambers of the Senate and the House, either seeking to talk with legislators as they walk to and from the chambers or await legislative action which might affect their interest.
A person who communicates with the Legislature and the Governor to support or oppose legislation. Officially, a lobbyist is called a legislative agent.
a person whose business is to gain the passage or defeat of bills pending before a legislative body.
Lobbyists are individuals and groups who actively communicate with federal public office holders in an attempt to influence Government decisions. They are required under the Lobbyists Registration Act to register their activities, provide information on their clients and the subject matter of their lobbying activity, and adhere to standards of conduct for communicating with federal public office holders.
A person who, acting in the course of his employment or for a fee, represents himself or others in opposing or furthering legislation.
An individual who works with legislators on behalf of a client, association or business to secure a policy goal. | The lobbyist met with the senator and her staff to discuss the agriculture bill. [ Lesson 8
Someone who engages in lobbying (see above). A lobbyist is generally an individual whose full-time work is representing a particular interest or set of interests in the legislative process. M - N
An individual who seeks to influence the outcome of legislation or administrative decisions. The law requires formal registration as a lobbyist if an individual's lobbying activity exceeds 25 contacts with decision makers in a two-month period.
One who tries to influence decision makers. The term originates from the physical layout of capitol buildings, where legislators deliberate in a chamber, and nonlegislators must gather outside the chamber, in the lobby. Thus, those trying to influence lawmakers came to be known as lobbyists.
A person registered with the Legislature who encourages, directly or indirectly, the passage, defeat, or modification of legislation on behalf of another party.
A person (except members and authorized staff) who seeks to encourage the passage, defeat, or modification of any legislation. The term derives from the fact that lobbyists usually frequent the lobbies adjacent to the chambers of the Senate and the House either seeking to talk with members as they walk to and from the chambers or awaiting legislative action that might affect their interest. Individual citizens may also "lobby" the members on matters of concern to them. Lobbyists are required to register with the Secretary of State.
a person acting individually or for an interest group who tries to influence legislation.
A person, usually acting as an agent for an organized group, who seeks to bring about the passage or defeat of legislative bills or to influence their content.
people who are associated with groups (like labor unions, corporations, etc.) and who try to persuade members of the government (like members of Congress) to enact legislation that would benefit their group.
A person who represents a particular interest or group of interests before the General Assembly
a person who represents themselves, an individual, a group, or organiztion before the Legislature.
A person who represents the concerns or special interests of a particular group or organization in meetings with lawmakers. Lobbyists work to persuade lawmakers to change laws in the group's favor.
A person who is paid to represent a special interest group whose job is to urge support for or opposition to legislative matters.
Person required to register with the Ethics Commission who spends or is paid at least $2,000 a year to influence legislation. Lobbyists are required to wear blue badges stating their names and whom they represent. They may not enter either chamber, the areas immediately outside the entrances to them or the Legislative Commissioners' Office.
A representative of a special interest group whose function is to influence legislation affecting his special interest.
A person who tries to influence elected officials to take action, or non-action, favorable to his or her interests, beliefs, or clients. Black's Law Dictionary defines a lobbyist as "One who makes it a business to procure the passage of bills pending before a legislative body." The General Accounting Office found that fewer than 4,000 of the 13,500 individuals and organizations listed in Washington Representatives were actually registered under the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act.
An individual who encourages the passage, defeat, or modification of proposed legislation on behalf of a principal.
An individual who encourages thepassage, defeat, or modification of proposedlegislation on behalf of a principal.
A person who tries to persuade legislators to introduce or vote for measures favorable and against measures unfavorable to an interest that he or she represents.
Generally refers to a person or group who, as the agent of another person or group, opposes or supports the enactment of bills. The Lobbyist Disclosure Procedures law (3 MRSA §311 et seq.) provides a fairly detailed definition. Representing another person or a group at a public hearing does not, in itself, constitute lobbying.
An individual paid to represent a special interest group whose function is to urge support for or opposition to legislative matters.