No and No. Joe is only a field director.
Yes and Yes. Joe is lobbying and needs to register as a lobbyist.
No and No. Joe is just exercising his First Amendment rights.
Yes and No. Joe is lobbying, but hasn’t passed the threshold requiring registration.
Yes, that’s food so it’s not a gift.
No, pizza is a meal and as an employee of a lobbyist, Maria can not provide meals.
No, there’s no good pizza in Washington, D.C. so it’s a waste of time.
Yes, pizza is food of a nominal value so she can bring it in.
Yes and maybe. This is direct communication and depending on the state rules may require registration since he’s already had multiple meetings.
No and Yes. It’s not lobbying but I like filling out extra paperwork.
Yes and No. It is direct communication but Robert’s meetings are protected speech.
Yes and Yes. He is communicating directly on a policy issue and that always means he has to be registered.
Code all time and expenses for lobbying. It’s all the same.
Don’t use any special codes. We’re libertarians and we do what we want!
Code your morning time and expenses as 11 and your afternoon time and expenses as 12 so they can be easily found at reporting time
Grassroots lobbying isn’t lobbying so I don’t have to code it as anything.
Yes, this is perfectly fine. Albert is always free to talk to his friends about whatever he wants.
Maybe. Albert’s entrepreneurship is commendable but he should coordinate with his State Director and with Federal Affairs.
No, Albert is not a registered lobbyist so he cannot talk to elected officials about policy matters.
Yes, no one can tell Albert what he can’t and can’t talk about with his friends.