Lobbyist's disclosure statement; Secretary of Commonwealth to redesign form. (HB524)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secretary of the Commonwealth; lobbyist disclosure.  Redesigns the Lobbyists Disclosure Statement to clarify information requested and increase compliance. Among other things, the redesigned form requires a lobbyist to include a list of all House of Delegates or Senate bills for which he has lobbied and changes the manner in which entertainment and gift expenses are reported. The bill also provides that a lobbyist who files the statement electronically is not required to provide a paper copy. In addition, the bill provides that the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall review the lobbyist disclosure statements for completeness and accuracy and if a statement is not properly completed, the entire filing will be rejected and returned to the lobbyist. The lobbyist must submit a revised statement within 30 days from receipt of the returned statement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101075D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2010Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
01/21/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10104404D-H1
01/27/2010Read first time
01/28/2010Passed by for the day
01/29/2010Passed by for the day
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104404D-H1
02/01/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB524H1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB524H1)
03/05/2010Continued to 2011 in Rules (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.