File #: BL2024-290    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Third Reading
File created: 3/11/2024 In control: Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee
On agenda: 5/7/2024 Final action:
Title: An ordinance to amend Chapter 2.196 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding lobbying.
Sponsors: Erin Evans, Ginny Welsch, Tom Cash
Attachments: 1. Amendment No. 1 to BL2024-290
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An ordinance to amend Chapter 2.196 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding lobbying.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Section 2.196.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding new subsection A.4.h as follows:

h. A current photograph of the lobbyist.

Section 2. That Section 2.196.050 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is amended by amending Subsection B as follows:

B. Every person registered under this chapter shall file a written notice of withdrawal with the metropolitan clerk within five business days following the termination of a lobbying employment agreement between the lobbyist and a client. Such notice of withdrawal shall be retained by the metropolitan clerk for a period of five years, and the date of withdrawal shall be noted on the Registered Lobbyist Index posted on the metropolitan clerk's website. Lobbyists must update their registration statement within five business days of any event or circumstance that renders the registration statement inaccurate or incomplete. If a lobbyist fails to register for a subsequent year, it shall be treated as a withdrawal for each client for which the lobbyist was registered.

Section 3. That Section 2.196.060 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is amended by deleting subsection A.3 and adding the following as subsections A.3 and A.4:

3. An itemized list, by date, beneficiary, and amount of each political contribution of more than one hundred dollars made by the lobbyist on behalf of the client or anyone acting at the specific direction of the lobbyist on behalf of the client to benefit an official in the executive branch, a member of the official's staff or immediate family, a candidate for public office, or a campaign committee or testimonial committee established for the benefit of such official. This shall not require reporting of political contributions made for candidates for s...

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