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The Lobbyist Registration and Compliance Handbook is an easy-to-use manual that compiles information, forms, guides, rules and regulations governing federal lobbying, including an overview of HLOGA. The Handbook has 23 chapters and includes Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance; user guides for the official Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filing System; congressional rules for and examples of allowed and prohibited gifts, gift exceptions, travel, and conflicts of interest; gift-giving under executive branch regulations; the restrictions on lobbying after leaving the House or the executive branch; observations on lobbyists' compliance with the disclosure requirements; and a guide for lobbying by non-profits.

1. Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance, Effective January 1, 2008, Revised June 9, 2009

2. U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Clerk, Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filing System Windows User Guide, March 2008

3. Lobbyist Disclosure Electronic Filing Contribution Reporting System User Manual, July 31, 2008

4. The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), Pub. L. 110-815, Sept. 14, 2007, 121 Stat. 769 (LandA Sourcebook pg 3-44)

5. Senate Rule 35: Gifts (LandA Sourcebook pg 139-148)

6. Senate Rule 37: Conflict of Interest (LandA Sourcebook pg 149-153)

7. Senate Rule 39: Foreign Travel

8. Highlights of the House Ethics Rules, Revised February 2009

9. House of Representatives: The House Gift Rule

10. House of Representatives: Gift Exceptions

11. House of Representatives: Handling Unacceptable Gifts ( (1 page)

12. House of Representatives: Prohibited Lobbyist Gifts

13 House of Representatives: Travel in Connection with Official Duties Paid for by a Private Source

14. House of Representatives: Post-Employment Restrictions

15. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Seeking Other Employment

16. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Gifts from Outside Sources

17. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Post-Employment

18. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Conflicting Financial Interests

19. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Misuse of Position

20. Executive Branch: U.S. Office of Government Ethics: Outside Activities

21. Executive Order 13490, January 21, 2009, Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel”
22. "Lobbying Disclosure: Observations on Lobbyists' Compliance with New Disclosure Requirements," GAO Report to Congressional Committees, September 2008

23. “Lobbying Regulations on Non-Profit Organizations,” by Jack Maskell, CRS Report for Congress, May 7, 2008

2009, 374 pages
ISBN: 1587331527
ISBN 13: 978-1-58733-152-7

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