A lobbyist is a person who attempts to influence the introduction or enactment of legislation or resolutions before the Nebraska Legislature on behalf of another. A principal is the person or entity on whose behalf the lobbyist engages in lobbying activity. Lobbyists must register with the Clerk of the Legislature and file Quarterly Lobbyist Reports. A lobbyist quarterly report discloses the receipts and expenditures of the lobbyist. Within forty-five days after the end of the legislative session, lobbyists must file a Statement of Activity. Statements of Activity disclose which legislative bills the lobbyist supported or opposed on behalf of the principal. Principals must file Quarterly Principal Reports. A principal quarterly report discloses the receipts and expenditures of the principal.
The link to View Lobbying Reports takes you to a website where you can: View lists of Lobbyists and Principals; View the filings of Lobbyists and Principals; View expense totals reported in any lobbyist or principal reporting category for any calendar quarter or for groups of quarters within any calendar year; and, perform other searches. For example, you can determine the total amount of compensation reported received by all lobbyists during a specific calendar quarter. Again, by way of example, you can determine the total lobbying expenditures by a specific lobbyist for all clients during a specific quarter.
See the Lobbying Guide for more information.