The Lobbyists Registration Act

C.C.S.M. c. L178

The Lobbyists Registration Act

Table of Contents

DEFINITIONS
1 Definitions
(2) Lobbying must constitute significant part of duties
(3) Officer as in-house lobbyist
PURPOSE
2 Purpose of this Act
NON-APPLICATION OF THIS ACT
3 Non-application of this Act
(2) Act does not apply to certain submissions
(3) Disclosure not required if threat to safety
WHEN RETURNS MUST BE FILED
4 When return must be filed: consultant lobbyist
(2) Only one return
(3) Transitional
5 When return must be filed: in-house lobbyist
(2) Transitional
CONTENT OF A RETURN
6 Content of return
(2) Other information
(3) Completion of undertaking
(4) When in-house lobbyist ceases to act
(5) Form of return
(6) Definition
CERTIFICATION
7 Certification of returns or documents
DOCUMENTS AND EVIDENCE
8 Filing documents electronically or in other form
(2) Time of receipt
9 Use of documents as evidence
CERTAIN CONTRACTS PROHIBITED
10 No lobbying if person also paid for advice
(2) No contract if person also lobbying
(3) Interpretation
REGISTRY
11 Appointment of registrar
(2) Independence
(3) Appointment process
(4) Remuneration
11.1 Deputy Registrar
(2) Requirement for appointment
(3) Powers and duties
(4) Salary in certain cases
12 Registry
(2) Form of registry
(3) Public access to registry
(4) Internet access
13 Registrar may verify information
14 Registrar may refuse to accept a return
(2) Extending the time to file
(3) Deemed filing date
15 Registrar may remove return
(2) Effect of removal
16 Delegation of registrar's powers and duties
17 Advisory opinions and interpretation bulletins
OFFENCES
18 Offence and penalty
(2) False or misleading information
(3) If person had no knowledge
(4) Fine
(5) Prosecution within two years
REGULATIONS
19 Regulations
CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENT
20 [amendment to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act]
C.C.S.M. REFERENCE AND
COMING INTO FORCE
21 C.C.S.M. reference
22 Coming into force