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6.76 POLITICAL SUBDIVISION EXPENDITURES FOR LOBBYISTS.

(a) On or before January 31 of each year, all political subdivisions shall report to the state auditor, on forms prescribed by the auditor, their estimated expenditures paid for the previous calendar year to a lobbyist as defined in section 10A.01, subdivision 21, except payments to associations of political subdivisions that are reported under paragraph (b), and to any staff person not registered as a lobbyist, over 25 percent of whose time is spent during the legislative session on legislative matters.

(b) Associations of political subdivisions subject to this section shall report annually, on or before January 31, to the state auditor and the association's members the proportionate amount of each member's dues spent for lobbying purposes.

(c) For purposes of this section, "political subdivision" has the meaning given in section 6.465, but also includes a metropolitan or regional agency or a public corporation audited by the legislative auditor.