7.30.2012 Draft For Discussion Purposes Only
shall mean any payment to, or for the benefit of, the Client Filer and which isintended to fund, in whole or in part, the Client Filer
s activities or operations.
consists of the following two requirements:
a. The Client Filer has spent in excess of $50,000 in Reportable Compensation and Expenses forlobbying in New York State during the Expenditure Threshold Period; andb.
The Client Filer’s expenditures on lobbying in New York constitute at least
3% of the ClientFiler
s Total Expenditures during the Expenditure Threshold Period.
Expenditure Threshold Period
is determined according to the following:a.
the 12-month period preceding and including the last day of theapplicable client semi-annual reporting period.b.
: January 1 to the last day of the applicable client semi-annualreporting period.Any Client Filer that does not meet the Expenditure Threshold using the Twelve-MonthCalculation must then determine whether it has met the Expenditure Threshold using theCalendar-Year Calculation, and if it has, then the Client Filer is deemed to have met the statutoryExpenditure Threshold.To illustrate for the 2013 Client Semi-Annual Reports:
Client Semi-AnnualFiling DateTwelve-MonthCalculation DatesCalendar YearCalculation Dates
January 15, 2013 (covering July1, 2012
December 31, 2012)January 1, 2012
December 31, 2012January 1, 2012
December 31, 2012July 15, 2013 (covering January1, 2013
June 30, 2013)July 1, 2012
June 30, 2013 January 1, 2013
June 30, 2013
Reportable Compensation and Expenses
: the phrase
reportable compensation and expenses
as those terms are defined below:
shall have the same meaning as is in Legislative Law §1-c(h),
any salary,fee, gift, payment, benefit, loan, advance or any other thing of value paid, owed, given orpromised to the lobbyist (retained or employed) by the Client Filer for lobbying but shall notinclude contributions reportable pursuant to article fourteen of the Election Law.
a. For any Client Filer who lobbies on its own behalf, the term ―expenses‖ shall have the
same meaning as in Legislative Law §1-c(g),
, any expenditures incurred by or reimbursed