Veteran lobbyists got guidance regarding HLOGA’s new 20 year lookback:
Section 4 of the LDA was amended to provide for additional disclosure of previous government service. The law now requires disclosure regarding whether a lobbyist served as a covered executive branch official or a covered legislative branch official in the 20 years before the date on which the individual first acted as a lobbyist on behalf of the client. This requirement applies to registrations having an effective date of 01/01/2008 or later: For any new registrant/client relationship requiring a registration which has an effective date of January 1, 2008 or later, government employment information going back 20 years is required. Registrants do not have to amend their pre-2008 registration information to reflect this additional disclosure requirement in reference to lobbyists listed in those reports.