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The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) provides monthly live webinars, several on-demand tutorials, and a written instructional guide to assist lobbyists and client/employers in registering, setting up a profile/account and filing quarterly expenditure reports within the agency's
Electronic Filing System (EFS).
EFS is accessible
24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
OGEC offers a monthly live webinar on Lobby Law. This session is designed specifically for new lobbyist and new client/employers but that should not deter seasoned lobbyists or deter their client/employers from attending. The course will cover Lobby Regulation Law found in ORS 171.725 - 171.785 and 171.992. We'll discuss thresholds for registering as a lobbyist and how to file quarterly expenditure reports. This session is 90 minutes. Registration for this webinar is available on the Live Webinars page.
Would you like OGEC to present on Lobby Law to your agency or organization? We offer customized trainings on Lobby Law and demonstrations on how to use the Electronic Filing System (EFS).
Lobby Regulation Law: Training topics include what is lobbying, who needs to register as a lobbyist, how to use the Electronic Filing System to register and file required reports. ORS 171.725 - 171.785, 171.792
Review of Lobby Regulation Law and EFS demonstration: 1.5 hours
Review of Lobby Regulation Law: 45 minutes
EFS Demonstration only: 45 minutes
Please complete the Customized Training Request Form and a trainer will follow-up with you.
OGEC provides short online tutorial videos for lobbyists and client/employers on how to set-up an account and register, and how to file an expenditure report.
In 2019, Oregon
Legislation passed HB3377 which requires all lobbyists that were active
lobbyists for any period during a year to complete a two-hour training
presented by the Oregon Legislative Equity Office (LEO). ORS
171.742 became effective on January 1, 2021 and requires all registered
lobbyists to attend at least two hours of Respectful Workplace
Please refer to the Legislative Equity Office for questions and additional information regarding this requirement.
Guide to Lobbying in Oregon
relevant laws, rules and other publications may be viewed on our website
at: Lobby Laws and Rules
Means any person,
business, company, public agency, organization or group that authorizes a
lobbyist to register with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to represent
the client/employer in gaining a legislative outcome or to obtain the goodwill
of a legislative or executive official.
Means influencing or attempting to
influence, legislative action through oral or written communication with
legislative officials, solicitation of executive officials other persons to
influence or attempt to influence legislative action or attempting to obtain
the goodwill of legislative officials [ORS 171.725(8)]
a.) Any individual who agrees
to provide personal services for money or any other consideration for the
purpose of lobbying.
b.) Any individual who provides personal services as a
representative of a public agency, corporation, association, organization or
other group for the purpose of lobbying.
c.) Any public official who lobbies.
sponsorship, testimony, debate, voting or any other official action on any
measure, resolution, amendment, nomination, appointment or report or any matter
that may be the subject of action by either house of the Legislative Assembly
or any committee of the Legislative Assembly or the approval or veto thereof by
the Governor. [ORS 171.725(6)]
Means any member or
member-elect of the Legislative Assembly, any member of an agency, board or
committee that is part of the legislative branch and any staff person, assistant
or employee thereof. [ORS 171.725(7)]
Means any member or
member-elect of an executive agency and any member of the staff or an employee
of an executive agency. A member of a
state board or commission, other than a member who is employed in full-time
public service, is not an executive official for purposes of ORS 171.725 to
171.785. [ORS 171.725(4)]
have questions about your registration and/or filing quarterly expenditure
reports, please contact OGEC staff at 503-378-5105 or email@example.com.
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