language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to lobbying; modifying principal reports;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 10A.04, subdivision 6.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) A principal must report to the board as required in this subdivision by March 15 for the preceding calendar year.
(b) the principal must report the total amount, rounded to the nearest $20,000, spent by the principal during the preceding calendar year to influence legislative action, administrative action, and the official action of metropolitan governmental units.
(c) the principal must report under this subdivision a total amount that includes:
(1) all direct payments by the principal to lobbyists in this state;
(2) all expenditures for advertising, mailing, research, analysis, compilation and dissemination of information, and public relations campaigns related to legislative action, administrative action, or the official action of metropolitan governmental units in this state; and
(3) all salaries and administrative expenses attributable to activities of the principal relating to efforts to influence legislative action, administrative action, or the official action of metropolitan governmental units in this state.
Presented to the governor April 26, 2012
Signed by the governor April 30, 2012, 11:03 a.m.