The senior officers of these entities are also required to remove the names of employees and paid officers or directors who are no longer lobbying – either because of a change in role or because the individual has left the entity.
When: The name of the employee, paid director or officer must be added to an existing registration within 30 days of that individual having begun contributing to the lobbying activity (see the Commencement Date tip below). If you’ve received an email that you’re within your renewal period, you can update the in-house lobbyists as part of your renewal. Otherwise, you should update your registration through the “Change an existing registration”. Former in-house lobbyists must also be removed within 30 days of ceasing to lobby.
How: To add new in-house lobbyists outside of your renewal period, login to the registration system and select “Change an existing registration (not a renewal)”. Navigate to the “Current In-house Lobbyists” section and add the names of the individuals who have begun lobbying. You will be required to include their titles and answer a question about whether they were once public office holders, as well as provide the date they started lobbying (note: this date might be different from the date they started employment).
To remove the name of an individual who is no longer lobbying, delete the name from the “Current In-house Lobbyists” list and add the same name to the “Former In-house Lobbyists”. Include the date the individual ceased to be an in-house lobbyist. That name should stay on the “Former” list for a full six-month renewal cycle.
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