A lobbyist must file a registration form with the board within five days after becoming a lobbyist or being engaged by a new individual, association, political subdivision, or public higher education system.
The board must prescribe a registration form, which must include:
(1) the name, address, and e-mail address of the lobbyist;
(2) the principal place of business of the lobbyist;
(3) the name and address of each individual, association, political subdivision, or public higher education system, if any, by whom the lobbyist is retained or employed or on whose behalf the lobbyist appears;
(4) the website address of each association, political subdivision, or public higher education system identified under clause (3), if the entity maintains a website; and
(5) a general description of the subject or subjects on which the lobbyist expects to lobby.
If the lobbyist lobbies on behalf of an association, the registration form must include the name and address of the officers and directors of the association.
If a lobbyist fails to file a registration form by the date that the form was due, the board may impose a late filing fee of $25 per day, not to exceed $1,000, starting on the day after the form was due. The board must send notice by certified mail to a lobbyist who fails to file a form within ten business days after the form was due that the lobbyist may be subject to a civil penalty for failure to file the form. A lobbyist who fails to file a form within seven days after the certified mail notice was sent by the board is subject to a civil penalty imposed by the board of up to $1,000.
The restrictions of section 10.60 notwithstanding, the board may publish the information required in subdivision 2 on its website.
For good cause shown, the board must grant exemptions to the requirement that e-mail addresses be provided.