Example of Lobbyist Expenditure and Reimbursement

On behalf of his client, BETA Industries, a registered lobbyist chartered a bus for the entire Senate XYZ  Committee to visit a number of BETA’s sites. The lobbyist paid for this expense with his own credit card and was reimbursed by BETA Industries…

 

QUESTION:

How should he disclose this expenditure on his lobbyist report?

 

ANSWER:

For the purposes of lobbyist reporting, this should be disclosed as TWO transactions: the actual expenditure (by the lobbyist) and then the reimbursement (by BETA Industries).

Please see the attached screenshots for an example. This is so that, in the event that you were called forth to produce documentation for the entry on your lobbyist report, the receipt and other documentation would match the names, amounts and recipients disclosed on your lobbyist report.


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