Lobbyist's disclosure statement; Secretary of Commonwealth to redesign form. (SB507)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


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 (i) requires a lobbyist to include a list of all House of Delegates or Senate bills and procurement transactions for which he has lobbied as well as the expenses related to such lobbying activity and (ii) 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


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103296D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology
01/27/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Rereferred to Rules
02/01/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB507)
02/12/2010Committee substitute printed 10105050D-S1
02/12/2010Continued to 2011 in Rules (15-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)